By Fiach Mac Fhionnlaoich Thanks to the current national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have had much to be concerned about. University closures and the accompanying transition to online learning, as well as efforts to secure their own health and those of the most vulnerable to the virus in their social circle. That is all without mentioning the financial … [Read more...] about What protections are in place for students experiencing financial strain due to Covid-19?
By Rachel Garvey Following the closure of universities all over Ireland, and further afield, many students were left with a huge deal of uncertainty surrounding their forthcoming assignments, exams, and degrees in general. SIN spoke to a few NUI Galway students to hear their concerns and personal opinions of how the virus has affected them on a personal … [Read more...] about How COVID-19 has impacted on NUI Galway students
By Mark Lynch The decision to pay student nurses for work they do during this pandemic has been welcomed all-round, although details of how exactly the paid work will interact with the learning aspect of work placement have yet to be finalised. After much lobbying by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), as well as student nurses and students’ unions around … [Read more...] about Decision to pay student nurses welcomed but details still to be ironed out
By Ellen Kissane A newly developed ‘decontamination wipe’, produced by a NUI Galway-based company, holds promise in tackling the impact of the unfolding coronavirus pandemic. Aquila Biosicence have announced that their breakthrough technology, Anti-Bioagent Wipe (ABwipeTM), will be used to provide the Irish Defence Forces with greater protection against contracting the … [Read more...] about NUI Galway-backed decontamination technology seeks to block spread of COVID-19
By Anastasia Burton Students’ Union President Clare Austick has confirmed that the University has identified a need for more laptops that would be accessible to students for free. The financial strain of university, as well as the ever growing rent rates, are leaving some students unable to purchase a laptop for their work in college and it can be difficult to study or … [Read more...] about SU announces funding for student laptops