USI launch second phase of drugs info campaign

On March 20th the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) released the second phase of their ongoing campaign focused on informing students & young people of safe drug usage. The campaign runs in conjunction with the HSE and drugs.ie, and is primarily aimed at those using New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). The second phase concerns itself particularly with…

#UCCVotes – Frahill elected Council Chair

In the final direct election to the UCC Students’ Union executive of the academic year, current CACSSS Rep (College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences) Aaron Frahill was elected as the Chair of UCC Student Council by those in attendance in Boole One last night. Frahill was opposed, on the night, by former CACSSS Rep…

Chats for Change Initiative Launched

Over the last number of years, November has become mental health month and each year sees the emergence of new initiatives surrounding mental wellbeing and illness. PleaseTalk and their partners have launched the annual ‘’Chats for Change’’ to encourage students to talk about their mental health. Recent studies have shown a 41% increase in third…

Irish Psychoactive Drug Users Aged 15-24 the Highest in Europe

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI), in partnership with Drugs.ie and the HSE, have launched a new harm reduction information campaign aimed at people who use new psychoactive substances (NPS). This comes in response to a recently released European Schools Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) that indicated that the use of psychoactive…

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…