Students elect first female SU president in almost a decade

After months of thoughtful planning and a tireless week of campaigning, NUI Galway’s next Students’ Union officers have been elected for the upcoming academic year. As the t-shirts are being put away and leaflets recycled, the three new full-time officers are beginning to prepare themselves for their new roles and shared their excitement about the election results with SIN.   […]

Education Officer Candidate: Ciarán Mac Choncarraige

Interviewed by Heather Robinson Why are you running for election? An event that really swayed me was the National Demonstration that the Union did with the USI back in October. I was really involved with rallying students to get involved in that, I even organised a session to make posters upstairs in the art room. […]

Education Officer Candidate: Andrew Forde

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor. Why are you running for election? I’m running for election so that I can lobby for policies that will bring practical change for the students of NUI, Galway. I’m someone who’s been through the ups and downs of college – I know what it’s like to have your grant taken away, […]

Welfare Officer Candidate: Sharon Murray

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? Personally comes from my own background, I’ve had to use the services and I felt it wasn’t until someone had notified me about them that I really understood their uses. They were fantastic! I ended up in first semester of second year, I was homeless […]

Welfare Officer Candidate: Megan Reilly

Interviewed by Heather Robinson Why are you running for the election? Well, the simple reason is because I feel ready. I’ve basically been involved with the Student’s Union for a few years and this job that I’m doing right now has just given me so much experience to run so many campaigns and I’ve met […]

Welfare Officer Candidate: Rebecca Tierney

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? The main reason I’m running, I feel there’s been a disconnect between the SU and the student body itself. I feel like they’re a little bit unapproachable, that’s it’s become an ‘us versus them’ thing and it’s become a little bit exclusive. I want it […]

#RocktheRegister: NUI Galway Students’ Union register nearly 400 students in voter drive

With the election of Trump and the matter of Brexit earlier on in 2016, it was good incentive for the NUI Galway Students’ Union (SU) to push for students to register to vote before the next general election. From 14 – 18 November alone, nearly 400 students had been registered by the SU. This push […]

Eoin Drones: a note on a year of political tumult

I have said it before and I will say it again: Bernie was our last hope as a species. As Roosevelt famously said: ‘the seeds of fascism are sown in misery and want’. America has been on a downward trajectory since Bush usurped Al Gore in 2000, so it stands to reason that a protest […]

#NUIGSU13: Live blog

It’s d-day for the election candidates, and as the count is on-going, Sin Editor Jessica Thompson brings you the results as they happen. Stay tuned for regular updates…