Going Vintage-Charity Shops 101

You’re a poor student who is tired of wearing the same jeans you had in transition year and you’re looking for some new threads to wow that absolute ride in your course, but you’re down to twenty quid a week, and clothing is expensive, right? Wrong! Here is your comprehensive guide to the seemingly little-known…

UCC Receives Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction

University College Cork achieved an ‘Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction’ with a score of 9.5+, and were recognised as the winner of ‘Most Satisfied Students 2015-16’. UCC’s International Student Blog, UCC International, equally conveys the longstanding sense of welcome towards its international students, as the friendly environment around the campus and within clubs &…

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…

Young Drivers and College Commuters Hit by Increase in Car insurance

The accommodation crisis currently sweeping through Ireland’s third level students means that, for some, commuting to college from their family home via car or public transport is the only viable option. ‘Commuter culture’ often has the effect of creating a 9-5 way of life in universities, meaning students are regularly forced to miss out on…

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…