People of the Quad

On the 25th of February, UCC students took to the Quad, sacred ground, where no one treads for fear of failing their exams, and camped on it.  Why was this? To protest a proposed 3% increase in rent rates in UCC student accommodation. The occupation had to be terminated on the 12th of March due […]

Budget 17: What It Means For Students

Jennifer Lynch caught up with Annie Hoey , president of The Union of Students in Ireland to get her thoughts on the Budget. Richard Bruton claims he wants to make Ireland the best education and training service in Europe. If this is true then why are this government consistently turning their back on students and […]

Laura Harmon launches Seanad campaign in UCC

Motley Staff Former USI President and University College Cork graduate Laura Harmon launched her Cork Seanad campaign in UCC this morning. Speakers in attendance at the launch were Dr Conor O’ Mahony, UCC Law Lecturer and Dr Fiona Buckley, UCC Government Department, who gave their support to Harmon. Harmon is running as an independent candidate for the NUI […]

USI joins forces with the Teachers’ Union of Ireland

Ellen Desmond The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has joined forces with the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) as part of its ‪#‎EducationIs coalition to campaign against the erosion of the publicly funded higher education system, and safeguard higher education for the next generation. The ‘I Value Higher Education’ campaign invites students, their families […]

93% of Student Nurses Considering Emigrating

Words: Ellen Desmond The Union of Students in Ireland today released new survey information showing that 93% of student nurses have considered emigrating when they finish college. Over 600 student nurses were surveyed across the country and 564 (92.5%) stated that they have thought about emigrating when they qualify as a nurse. ”If the vast […]

USI launch pre-Budget submission

Report: Motley Staff The Union of Students in Ireland launched its pre-budget submission earlier today in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. The focus of the submission was predominantly focused on the most vulnerable of students in third level education. Speaking in advance of the launch, USI President Kevin Donoghue said: “Successive austerity budgets have had a severe […]