UCC Graduates Elected to USI

Three UCC graduates were elected to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Executive at USI’s annual Congress. Annie Hoey, Daniel Waugh & Cian Power, who all served on the national union last year, sought re-election this year: Ms.Hoey, having been the Vice-President for Equality & Citizenship for the last two years, ran for the…

USI Hosting General Election Hustings Today

The Union of Students in Ireland will host a General Election in UCC today, Wednesday 27th, in Boole 2 at 6pm. The hustings will be on the subject of graduate employment, enterprise, zero hour contracts and living wage. This will be a chance for students to question political representatives on their priorities for the third-level…

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…

93% of Student Nurses Consider Emigrating Upon Qualification

USI has released new survey information which shows that 93% of student nurses have considered emigrating when they finish college. Over 600 student nurses were surveyed across the country and 564 said they have thought about emigrating when they qualify. USI President, Kevin Donoghue, stated that “If the vast majority of student nurses emigrate Ireland…

Union of Students in Ireland Launch General Election Campaign

The Union of Students in Ireland launched their General Election manifesto outside the Dáil last week, which emphasises the deciding impact young people will have on the makeup of the next government. The manifesto focuses on areas such as accommodation, Higher Education Funding and Repealing the 8th. USI President, Kevin Donoghue, stated that “The 32nd Dáil…

UCC ‘No’ to USI would affect all members

*Updated 22/01/15 following UCC Philosophical Society’s Debate on USI Membership* Should UCC students opt to vote against re-affiliating with the Union of Students in Ireland, the loss will be felt not only by the union but by all of its members, said USI President Laura Harmon as campaigns prepared for next week’s vote. UCC first…