By Áine Kenny NUI Galway made history last month when it became the first Irish university to hold a pride march on campus. The march took place during GiGSoc’s Rainbow week. Students and staff marched from the Quadrangle all the way to Áras na Mac Leinn, where a series of talks were held afterwards. SIN spoke to Maeve Arnup and Oissíne Moore, Co-Auditors of … [Read more...] about NUI Galway first Irish university to host a LGBT+ pride parade on campus
By Harry King On Friday 15 March thousands of Irish school children up and down the country took to the streets to protest about what they believe is the government’s inaction with regard to climate change. This was part of a global movement started by Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg who recently spoke in Davos at an economic forum. She first protested outside the … [Read more...] about No planet B: secondary school students organise national climate change protest
By Harry King It's hard to believe that two years on from when British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, we are still as uncertain as we were then as to what leaving the EU means for the United Kingdom. There has been so much talk in the press regarding the seemingly unlimited number of events that could play out in this political drama. To try to understand … [Read more...] about Brexit: going to extra time?
By Áine Kenny NUI Galway are applying a 5% interest rate on the student contribution towards the bill for building the Sports Centre and redeveloping Áras na Mac Léinn. This contribution takes the form of €100, contained within in the NUI Galway student levy which is €224 in total. All students must pay this levy in September of every year. No written or verbal … [Read more...] about Dispute over NUI Galway charging 5% interest rate on students’ bill to build Sports Centre
By Cathriona Coleman There was a huge turnout on Thursday 21 March for the national ‘Fund the Future’ campaign on the grounds of NUI Galway at the Quad. At 1pm both second and third level students and staff left their desks to join the nationwide walkout in a bid to get the government to reinstate the maintenance grants and other key services in line with the cost of … [Read more...] about “We need to keep educating students so that they are aware that this is not a status quo”: Students turn out for Fund The Future protest