By Sarah Gill This week, the Menlo Park Apartment complex have announced a rent increase of an extortionate 20 percent. These privately-owned apartments are located on the Headford Road and accommodate roughly 140 NUI Galway students each year. Rent prices have been steadily increasing year after year, but this year’s increase has seen the price of a single en-suite room … [Read more...] about NUI Galway Students’ Union condemns extortionate rent increase in Menlo student accommodation
By Conor Brummell Galway City Council passed a motion to support publicly funded, purpose-built student accommodation at a meeting on the 14 January 2019. The motion comes after NUI Galway’s Students’ Union President Megan Reilly and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology's Students’ Union President Aaron Burke made a presentation to the Council’s Housing Strategic Policy … [Read more...] about Galway City Council pass motion to support publicly funded student accommodation
By Olivia Hanna Christmas Day, one of NUI Galway’s Students’ Union's main charity events, will not be happening on campus this year, SIN has learned. Students’ Union President Megan Reilly said that the traditional Christmas Day would not be continuing this year. “No, we’re not going to have a Christmas day as how it looked in previous years.” Reilly said that … [Read more...] about Not so jolly holiday: Christmas Day at college bar cancelled
By Áine Kenny The University reduced the number of guests conferring students were allowed to invite to their graduation ceremonies this year, SIN has learned. This year, graduates were allowed to invite two guests. In previous years, students were given four tickets to hand out. Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Registrar and Deputy - President of NUI Galway, explained … [Read more...] about “We invited Granny initially… but then we had to tell her she couldn’t come.” Conferring students only allowed two guests at their graduation
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?