Coming through the Access course helped me achieve my goals

There has been this question I have kept asking myself lately and that is “Would I do first year all over again?” If I’m honest my answer is still undecided. One part of my mind is wishing I  could do it all over again, to maybe work that bit harder, to read the required readings for law (I’ll put my hands […]

USI Congress 2018: Day Three

Day Three of Congress Thursday April 5 went at a slower pace compared to the long day of motions the previous day. National and international affairs were discussed as were constitutional amendments. Any undiscussed motions from the previous two days were also voted on and a debate took place on EU refugee quotas between delegates […]

Sugar, spice and all things nice: SHAG week to raise awareness in how to look after your sexual health

The Students’ Union launched their ‘Sweet and Spicy’ SHAG (Sexual Health and Guidance) week this Monday 6 February and all week on campus there will be a range of activities to raise sexual health awareness. The spice can be found in SULT on Wednesday 8 February when the bar plays host to the Dirty Circus, […]

Is free third-level education possible in Ireland?

While typing the headline for this article, I stopped for a moment. Why am I questioning something which everybody I’ve talked to agrees with? We, as students, desire a third level education which provides us with career opportunities and without the burden of high fees each year. Past students faced the hike in student fees […]

Rape and Consent: Number of reported rapes in Galway doubles in 12 months

Don’t walk home alone: how about we stop rape happening in the first place?

10,000 in London to demand free education

Roughly 10,000 students were on the streets of London 19 November to protest against cripplingly-high university fees and to demand free education. The march, organised by various groups including the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, the Student Assembly Against Austerity and the Young Greens, began outside the University of London, and then made its […]

Free-Uni Germany exposes weak logic behind university fees

‘Germany scraps tuition fees for all students’ is a pretty sweet headline to come across when you’re flicking through the internet. But, it’s a little misleading. Germany is a federal republic, and actually the state of Lower Saxony is where tuition fees have been abolished. And why hasn’t the rest of Germany followed suit, you […]

Career Advice: Making the Move from Student to Professional

Sometimes college life can seem as it will go on forever, with a number of students willing it to never end. This is why making the move from the student life into the working world can be a difficult transition. Many students have erratic sleeping patterns, unhealthy eating routines and for the lucky ones, not […]

Career Advice: Networking for Students

For many, networking can sound intimidating. Students especially, can often see it as something reserved for the older generation of business people, who attend conferences and other professional events.

Academic Writing Centre Competition

The deadline for the Academic Writing Centre’s competition for academic writing is fast approaching. The prize is an Apple iPad2. So, it’s time to get writing. The AWC aims to facilitate students in writing better essays. Their core service is one-on-one help with academic writing which is staffed by tutors who are currently pursuing postgraduate […]