By Áine Kenny NUI Galway’s Financial Aid Fund applications were processed incorrectly this year, SIN has learned. It is estimated that around 500 students may be affected. It is unclear whether students were told they were receiving the fund in error, if students were rejected mistakenly, or if there was combination of issues. At the time of writing, no email has … [Read more...] about Financial Aid Fund fiasco
NUI Galway will refund an entire year worth of tuition fees to current third and fourth year students on their BA Connect with Journalism course after students' complaints about the organisation of the course during the third year of the programme were upheld. The refund was confirmed to students on Monday last week 23 July, after a Student Complaints Board met in June … [Read more...] about NUIG refunds fees to students after complaints over course quality upheld
“You wouldn't do it to a greyhound” After Kerry footballer David Clifford limped off the pitch in Castlebar with a hamstring injury last week, debates have been sparked over whether or not student GAA players with county profiles are exerting themselves by trying to keep up with January’s hectic GAA calendar. Over the past week sporting commentators have rebuked the … [Read more...] about Are the GAA disregarding the pressure faced by their University players?
This column is here to help the students of NUI Galway with all aspects of academic writing. Writing for academic purposes is an essential student skill, yet for many, it is a daunting task. Run in conjunction with the Academic Writing Centre (AWC) at the James Hardiman Library, the column will focus on a different aspect of the writing process every issue, giving … [Read more...] about How to be a better writer: the writing process – preparing and planning
According to former NUI Galway president Dr James Browne the idea of free fees is “naïve”. He told the Irish Independent he sees a figure of €5,000 per annum as a starting point, with higher frees for science and engineering courses unless industry is willing to voluntarily subsidise the costs of those courses down to €5,000. The abolition of fees for higher level education … [Read more...] about Are “free fees” a pipe dream?