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?
Thursday 23 February saw the start of another Student Union election race in NUI Galway. Students are competing for the role of President, Welfare Officer and Education Officer, the three full-time positions in the Students’ Union. As candidates launch their campaigns over the next week, Student Independent News spoke with current Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern. … [Read more...] about SU President highlights role of the Students’ Union as election race commences