By Rebecca Von Beaumont If you had asked me what college life would entail two years ago, I would have answered the same as everybody else: parties on a Tuesday night, labs on a Thursday morning, deciding which lectures were so full of people they could do with a cheeky skip, working at the weekends to fill the cupboards on the weekdays. Through tales and promises passed … [Read more...] about Covid and Lockdowns – Students in Continued Crisis
By Fae McNamara Sitting in the Kingfisher hall, one pen in my hair and my student ID photo, in which I look like a convict, is staring up at me. My psych paper is sitting in front of me and I am waiting, waiting for information to come to me, and it does. Only instead of child development theory I am reminded of Eavan Boland’s poem The Pomegranate and the importance … [Read more...] about Exams are en route and we must prepare ourselves
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 who are determined to … [Read more...] about #CúirtShakedown: students protest €1000 rent hike
“You wouldn't do it to a greyhound” After Kerry footballer David Clifford limped off the pitch in Castlebar with a hamstring injury last week, debates have been sparked over whether or not student GAA players with county profiles are exerting themselves by trying to keep up with January’s hectic GAA calendar. Over the past week sporting commentators have rebuked the … [Read more...] about Are the GAA disregarding the pressure faced by their University players?
According to former NUI Galway president Dr James Browne the idea of free fees is “naïve”. He told the Irish Independent he sees a figure of €5,000 per annum as a starting point, with higher frees for science and engineering courses unless industry is willing to voluntarily subsidise the costs of those courses down to €5,000. The abolition of fees for higher level education … [Read more...] about Are “free fees” a pipe dream?