Irish Universities Launch ‘Save Our Spark’ Campaign To Protect Ireland’s Third Level Education System

On Monday 15th October, the seven universities of Ireland (Trinity, UCD, DCU, UCC, NUIG, UL and NUI Maynooth) launched a major campaign aimed at encouraging the public to demand the Government tackles the funding crisis in third level education. The Government’s funding per third level student in Ireland (€5,000) is just half of the same…

#USI18 Election results

At USI Congress, held last week in the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe (Co. Galway), the Officer Board for next year’s Union of Students in Ireland Officer Board (USI OB) were elected. Delegations, formed of incoming & outgoing SU officers and class reps, would vote on behalf of their student bodies, with some delegations being mandated in…

USI candidates seek UCC votes

Today (right now, as I write this) UCC student council meets to, among other things, decide where UCC’s votes at USI Congress will go. As with the SU elections, RON (Re-Open Nominations) is a candidate in all elections. Síona Cahill, current USI VP for Equality & Citizenship, is unopposed for President and, due to her…

#UCCVotes – USI Referendum may be unconstitutional

Voting on the Students’ Union elections opened today on campus, with students filing into the Boole Basement, O’Rahilly Building, Kane and Brookfield (and CEC, CUH and Copley St.) to vote for their favourite candidates. Also on the slate is the USI affiliation referendum, with the following question put to students: Should UCC Students’ Union remain in…