By Conor Brummell There has been an increase in the last few years in people taking days off school, college or work and citing their mental health for their reasons. Perhaps this is because a bigger importance has been placed on people’s health and wellbeing, and in particular people’s mental health in recent years. It was reported in November 2018 by The Irish Times … [Read more...] about Mental health days: good, bad or indifferent?
By Conor Brummell Exam time can be extremely stressful. Tensions run high as people try to wrap up their final week assignments before study week so they can concentrate completely on the end-of-year exams that are barrelling their way as fast as an out-of-control freight train. Exams can be difficult enough at the best of times, but some people you meet throughout the exam … [Read more...] about Opinion: Five types of studiers in the lead up to exams
By Conor Brummell Students who attended the Union of Students Ireland’s annual congress 2019 voted overwhelmingly to adopt a national consent strategy campaign to be introduced in all campuses around Ireland. Following a mandate that was passed at the 2018 congress, which SIN have previously reported on, the Consent Strategy was proposed by USI’s outgoing Vice President … [Read more...] about USI adopt a Sexual Consent Strategy for the upcoming college year
By Conor Brummell The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) held their Annual National Congress from the 1- 4 of April in The Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Students’ Unions from all over Ireland attended the congress to debate, discuss and vote on important motions and mandates that will be implemented by Member Organisations in the upcoming year with the … [Read more...] about USI Congress 2019: A round-up
By Conor Brummell Anna McLaughlin, second year Arts with Human Rights: “I think the Students’ Union should get coffee cups, reusable ones, and make them free. If every student got one free keep cup over the space of three or four months, we could phase out all single use coffee cups. Then students could have the choice of buying a new one or using the one they have, … [Read more...] about Have your say: what would you like to see the Students’ Union do differently?