#CúirtShakedown: students protest €1000 rent hike

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Over 400 NUI Galway students marched in protest of escalating rent rates today 8 May, as management at Cúirt na Coiribe student accommodation recently revealed plans to introduce rent increases of up to €1000 for the upcoming academic year of 2018/2019. The protest outside the student accommodation complex was organised by NUI Galway Students’ Union […]

NUI Galway’s first ‘Sim Wars’ shortlisted for national society awards

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After winning Best Intervarsity at NUI Galway’s recent Society Awards, the newly founded Emergency Medicine Society (EMS) will go on to the national society awards, BICS, later this month. EMS’s ‘Sim Wars’ beat out numerous other intervaristy events held by NUI Galway this year to win the college title and it has since been shortlisted […]

Second place for first-ever original GUMS musical at Intervarsity level

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They wowed us earlier this year with their week-long run of The Producers in the Blackbox Theatre, and last month Galway University Musical Society (GUMS) did it again, nabbing the runner-up spot at Musical Inter-varsities. The event held in UCD over 23 and 24 March saw musical societies from across Irish universities compete to be […]

Taoiseach visits NUI Galway for briefing on Project Ireland 2040

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As events go, the type that involve the leader of a small country are well choreographed, scripted and managed. This briefing fitted firmly into that definition. There was a strong showing of local TDs and familiar faces from the local political circuit, time was pretty well adhered to and a few minutes before the arrival, […]

Coming through the Access course helped me achieve my goals

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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 […]

A fond farewell: a final word from NUI Galway Students’ Union 2017/18

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As this academic year draws to a close, a year brimming with human rights debates, countless storms and an abundance of free Freddo bars, we can’t help but reminisce on the year at hand and those who shaped each and every facet of it. It is undeniable that the Students’ Union here at NUI Galway […]

USI Congress 2018: Day Three

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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 […]

Students elect first female SU president in almost a decade

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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.   […]

New NUI Galway president “banging the drum” for more third-level funding

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New NUI Galway President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh believes that Ireland is “selling students short” by not investing enough into third-level education. The former Dean of UCD College of Business commenced his term as President this semester and told SIN that he is “banging the drum” for more funding for Irish universities, rather than focusing on […]

Izzy Wheels: If you can’t stand up, stand out

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Izzy Wheels is a company set up by Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, two sisters from Taylor’s Hill in Galway city. Izzy is a 20 year-old student currently studying in NUI Galway who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. Ailbhe is her older sister who graduated with a 1.1 from National College of Art and […]