MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Presidential candidate Megan Reilly


Why are running for election? The simplest answer I can give you is that I am really passionate about representing students and I think I can do a really great job of it. I’ve been in the union for the last few years and know it inside out, but I have to say I am […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Students’ Union Presidential candidate Ashwin Ravichandran

Ashwin Ravi

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 […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Louis Courtney


Why are you running for election this year?   I am running for election because I believe I will be able to make a difference. I know that’s a very cliché thing to say but I do mean it. I’ve seen firsthand my friends, my fellow students who are under exam stress, financial issues and […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Cian O’Shaughnessy


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 […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Stephanie Koennecker

Stephanie Koennecker

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 […]

CCAFS society on mission to reduce waste on campus


Members of the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) society are spreading awareness about consumption and waste through creative initiatives around campus. Every two weeks 1 million coffee cups are thrown into Irish landfills, and washing clothes sends millions of microplastics into the ocean. But with such a largescale problem, is it possible for […]

Vox Pop: Does the unofficial RAG week give NUI Galway a bad image? President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh speaks out


NUI Galway President and students have their say Galway’s unofficial RAG week always attracts online attention. Reading comment sections on Facebook on Donegal Tuesday, opinions on the week were clearly divided. New NUI Galway president Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh weighed in on the debate over the contentious week which ran from Sunday 11 – Friday […]

Ó Maoileannaigh backs USI campaign against “horrid” direct provision

USI President Michael Kerrigan protesting outside Avoca in December Photo by Roisin Power for University Times

NUI Galway’s Students’ Union has joined the fight against the horrors of Ireland’s direct provision scheme and is actively taking part, along with numerous Student Unions across the country, in the protest against what SU President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh referred to as the modern day Magdalene Laundries. On Saturday 20 January the SU and numerous […]

No picnic – but a doctor’s appointment for 1300 unwell teddy bears


Over 1300 teddy bears that had their stuffing knocked out of them were treated at the annual NUI Galway Teddy Bear Hospital on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January. Organised by NUI Galway’s Slainte Society who spent nearly a year preparing for this year’s event, children from over 28 schools across the county presented at […]

NUI Galway Open Day, 7 and 8 October


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 […]