Why are you running for election? I like to lead and manage things and I thought to modify and implement changes for the students, being a common student, I can't do that. What is the one thing you want to achieve over everything else? I would like to create an accommodation team. The Students’ Union will be the middle person between landlord and student tenant to save … [Read more...] about MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Students’ Union Presidential candidate Ashwin Ravichandran
Why are you running for election? I’m running for Education Officer to represent the students in NUIG and for the changes that I see would benefit them and that I hope they would like to see. I started studying Law because I have a passion for education and I would really like to fight on the behalf of the students in NUIG and for their interests. I understand the financial … [Read more...] about MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Cian O’Shaughnessy
Why are you running for election this year? I’m running because academics and education is something I feel strongly about and I also think it would help to enhance my career prospects. I have a lot of experience in the university with a number of personal setbacks which upset my education so I’m hoping that my experience will help and that I can pass on my experience to … [Read more...] about MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Stephanie Koennecker
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her first pregnancy this month and recieved mixed reactions, spurring conversations about motherhood, politics and media. According to The Guardian, over 800 news stories relating to the pregnancy have been published, earning it the title “Jacindababymania.” Some commentators are bashing the media for being sexist, while … [Read more...] about New Zealand’s Prime Minister is pregnant – should we talk about it?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a “Minister for Loneliness” to tackle the social and health issues caused by social isolation, appointing the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch to the role. The appointment comes after the release of a report on loneliness last year by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, a committee formed in honour of the … [Read more...] about Theresa May appoints a Minister for Loneliness in the UK: what does this say about society today?