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.   […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare and Equality Officer candidate Colman O’Connell

Colman O'Connell

  Why are you running for election? I have been in this university for four and a half years, and my goal would be to try to give back to the university. My goal would be to make the university more accessible for the average student, especially the Students’ Union, encourage people to get interested […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare and Equality officer candidate Aisling Fallon

Aisling Fallon

Why are you running for election? I am a Masters student currently studying on the MA in Culture and Colonialism and I would be absolutely honoured to be your next Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer in NUI Galway Students Union for the upcoming academic year. I am running for this specific position because our student’s […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Presidential Candidate Fiachra Mac Suibhne

Fiachra Mac Suibhne

Why are you running for election? The reason I am running is that I helped out Diarmuid Ó Curraoin last year with his campaign and found talking to students I saw the issues students were facing and I felt that I was in a position to help them. I wouldn’t be a traditional Students’ Union […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Louis Courtney


Why are you running for election this year?   I am running for election because I believe I will be able to make a difference. I know that’s a very cliché thing to say but I do mean it. I’ve seen firsthand my friends, my fellow students who are under exam stress, financial issues and […]

The regression to infantilism


The phrase ‘regression to infantilism’ was first coined by renowned intellectual-cum­-iconoclast Christopher Hitchens on an episode of topical debate show Charlie Rose in 1994. The YouTube upload of this show is doubly important. Upon first viewing, it functions as a how-to on civil discourse that we could all benefit from watching in today’s climate of […]

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

rock the register

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 […]

NUI Galway Students’ Union to host General Election hustings for Galway West – South Mayo


  NUI Galway Students’ Union will be hosting a hustings for all Galway West – South Mayo candidates for the upcoming General Elections.

Blocking Sinn Féin’s referendum at QUB would be a defeat for democracy


Queen’s University Belfast’s branch of Sinn Féin recently petitioned for a referendum on a United Ireland at the educational institute.

Students Urged to be Careful when Renting

Bck L-R : Richard Brown, Patrick O’Flaherty, Ryan McCarthy, Declan Higgins, Cian Shevlin
Centre L-R , Lily McGarry, Sean Kearns, Catherine Breslin, Julie Breen, Claragh Beaghan
Front L-R Kevin Donoghue, Feidhlim Seoighe

Students preparing for college for the first time should be wary of various issues. PRTB and NUI Galway SU have released a Guide to Student Life and given advice on renting for the first time. Jessica Thompson reports…