MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare & Equality candidate Clare Austick

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Why are you running for election? I am running for the position of Vice/Welfare and Equality Officer because I’m driven quite strongly to help provide care for others and I’ve been involved with the Students’ Union for a number of years now. I’ve been a class rep for two years and as a current part-time […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Students’ Union Presidential candidate John Molony

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Why are you running for election? One of the big reasons is that I am from Cork and I had never been to Galway when I was younger, so when I first came here everyone was so friendly and I really fell in love with the city straight away. That is something I wanted to […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Presidential candidate Megan Reilly

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Theresa May appoints a Minister for Loneliness in the UK: what does this say about society today?

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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, […]