Students’ Union by-election to be held later this month

images

The Students’ Union will be holding a by-election to fill the recently vacated part-time officer post of Students’ Union Postgraduate Officer on Thursday 26 January. Nominations open at 10am Thursday 12 January. Nomination forms will be available from the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn and the Students’ Union website. Completed nomination forms […]

Eco Efforts: Motion for full divestment of fossil fuels by NUI Galway expected early this year

NUI Galway President Commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment

Efforts made by students from the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Society of NUI Galway, and Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern late last semester to commit NUI Galway to divestment of its €3.4 million worth of fossil fuel shares have been met with support from NUI Galway President Dr James Browne. “It is […]

Funding crisis for Institutes of Technology

USI-WHITE-IN-SPACE

Institutes of Technology (IoT) in Ireland are undergoing a crisis in funding according to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The USI was reacting to a report published by the Higher Education Authority which shows, that the cash balances of the IoT sector has declined by nearly a half in the last three years […]

#RocktheRegister: NUI Galway Students’ Union register nearly 400 students in voter drive

rock the register

With the election of Trump and the matter of Brexit earlier on in 2016, it was good incentive for the NUI Galway Students’ Union (SU) to push for students to register to vote before the next general election. From 14 – 18 November alone, nearly 400 students had been registered by the SU. This push […]

USI praise Irish universities for continuation of consent education

USI Consent

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) last week praised third level institutes across Ireland for introducing consent classes for students, with which the main aim is to normalise speech around consent and encourage people to know their rights around bodily autonomy. As USI launches their 2016 Sexual Health and Guidance (SHAG) week, they are […]

FEE FIGHT: USI to march for publicly funded third-level education

Image from USI.ie

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) announced their plans for their national demonstration on Monday 26 September in St Stephen’s Green. The demonstration is set to take place on 19 October at the Garden of Remembrance and they are hopeful that it will draw up to 5000 students from across the country to take […]

NUI Galway Open Day, 7 and 8 October

logo

NUI Galway will open its doors once more this year as it showcases the annual open day held in the Bailey Allen Hall, on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October 2016. Up to 4, 000 prospective students, teachers and parents are expected to learn first-hand what NUI Galway has to offer over the course of this two […]

Call for Code of Conduct for buskers on Shop Street

Shop Street has always been well known for its busy and buzzing atmosphere and wide variety of buskers at each and every corner, but now Galway City Council will be addressing the need for a Code of Conduct for buskers in the coming weeks that may change the busking experience for everyone. Mikey McCrory, of […]

The Fancy Bears hack: much ado about nothing?

WADA

Fancy Bears, the group responsible for hacking into the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database in mid-September, have illegally published the medical records of Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and around 60 other high-profile athletes. The purpose of the hack: to shed light on supposed anti-Russian bias within the upper echelons of WADA and the IOC. […]

Paralympic Glory

Dr Eoghan Clifford and his Gold medal. Credit: Limerick Leader

NUI Galway lecturers return home as Paralympic heroes By Darragh Berry Dr Eoghan Clifford, a Civil Engineering lecturer at NUI Galway and Dr Patrick O’Leary, a lecturer above the bar in the School of Chemistry made headlines for their feats at the recent Paralympic Games in Rio, Dr Clifford securing Gold and Bronze medals with […]