Coalition Rejects Loan Scheme System

On Wednesday the 28th of September, the Coalition for Publicly Funded Higher Education group, which is comprised by the USI, SIPTU, IFUT, IMPACT and TUI, at a press conference again pushed the case for publicly funded third level education. This included having a framework for how funding education would work, citing how it has worked…

Irish Universities Falling in World Rankings Due to Budget Cuts, say Union of Students in Ireland

NUI Galway is alone in climbing the QS World University Rankings while other Irish Universities take substantial falls. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is pointing towards budget cuts, increasing numbers of students and high ratios of students to teachers. State Funding to the education sector has been slashed in recent years, with funding…

Students and Residents in Conflict Over RAG Week

RAG week is upon us and that means the annual conflict between local residents and UCC students is almost upon us too. Following on from a series of complaints from residents after Fresher’s week in September some residents have voiced their concerns in the lead up to RAG week. The major concerns of residents from…

USI & The “Tinder of Politics”

With the General Election coming up, the USI has, with the help of ‘SmartVote’, created a new app labelled “The Tinder of Politics”. This app aims to match the public; students in particular, with the political candidates whom best share their political views and ideas. The idea behind this is to cover key issues and…