By Áine Kenny Last year, the Students’ Union held a referendum on the creation of new roles. One of these roles was an Ethnic Minorities Officer, and on Thursday 27 September, Victoria Chihumura was deemed elected with 218 votes in total, including transfers. SIN caught up with Victoria to see why she ran for the role, and what her plans for the year are. Victoria is 20 … [Read more...] about Meet your new SU Ethnic Minorities Officer: Victoria Chihumura
By Martha Brennan A number of students in the University of Limerick have been diagnosed with the mumps infection in recent days. According to a statement on UL Student Life’s Facebook page, multiple cases of the infection presented to the university’s Student Health Centre last week. Following the diagnoses, the HSE’s Public Health Department and the UL Student Health … [Read more...] about Mumps outbreak reported on UL campus
By Conor Brummell Exam time can be a stressful period in any college student’s life. Many people, due to personal circumstances, a heavy workload or sickness have to defer exams at the end of the year. That, or possibly just the fact that some students are unfortunate on the day in question and fail their exams, leaves students having to repeat an exam in a resit held in … [Read more...] about Repeat exam fees: adding punishment to pain?
By Graham Gillespie Final year Arts with Film Studies students were prevented from registering for the 2018/19 academic year on time, SIN has learned. Those affected could not register on Wednesday 22 August at 10am like other Arts students. Some in the class were eventually allowed to register that day, but others had to wait as much as two days. As a result, many … [Read more...] about BA with Film Studies registration fiasco: “I don’t understand why we are being punished.”
The first round of CAO Offers will be issued next Monday, and thousands of students across the country will now find themselves looking for accommodation for the 2018/19 academic year. Housing for NUI Galway students has been an issue in the past. A lack of rent control for purpose-built student accommodation sparked the Cúirt Shakedown protests back in May. The students … [Read more...] about NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting