USI and RTB launch the Finance and Accommodation Guide to prep new Students for College

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) will be launching the 2016 Finance and Accommodation guide in Maynooth University Students’ Union on Tuesday the 30th August at 9:15am in preparation for students coming to college. The guide details the rights and obligations students have while renting in accommodation and […]

91% of Students concerned about their future and 80% intend to emigrate

The Union of Students in Ireland said the government risks losing a generation at the forefront of tech, medicine and scientific growth if it doesn’t prioritise the future of young people in Ireland. 91% of students are concerned about their future in Ireland and over two thirds of college students are considering emigrating after completing […]

The New Government Will Force Young People To Emigrate Again

By Kevin Donoghue, Union of Students in Ireland President In the run up to the election Enda Kenny proudly proclaimed that the country was back at work and it was time for our young emigrants to return to a country and an economy in recovery. At the time, few saw it as little more than […]

The Union Of Students In Ireland Is Calling To Reverse Diversion Of €12 million From Mental Health Services

The Union of Students in Ireland is calling on newly-appointed Minister for Health Simon Harris to reverse the diversion of €12 million from Mental Health Services announced by former Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. USI highlighted the dangers in this diversion.   “Over 120,000 people took part in the Pieta House’s Darkness into Light walks […]

Union of Students in Ireland calls for a change in the way Irish is Taught in School

The Union of Students in Ireland is calling for a change in the way the Irish language is taught at primary, secondary and third level. The union’s annual congress, held from the 21st – 24th March in Ennis, passed the motion that the VP for the Irish Language will direct a study, in collaboration with […]

Free Education is a Viable option at Third Level

The Union of Students in Ireland has claimed that it is no longer reasonable for political parties to pretend free third level education is not viable. It comes on the wake of reports that the Cassells report on Higher Education Funding will include free education as one of three options to be considered by the […]

USI Launch the ‘Say Something’ card after survey shows that 16% of Students experience Unwanted Sexual Experience

The Union of Students in Ireland will launch the ‘Say Something’ card in the R Block, IT Tralee at 1pmon Tuesday the 2nd February. The ‘Say Something’ card was developed by USI from research funded by Cosc and the Department of Justice and Equality. The research examined students’ experiences of sexual violence and harassment while […]

Thursday election would deliberately exclude student voters – USI

The Union of Students in Ireland has said that holding the general election on a Thursday would deliberately exclude students from exercising their constitutional right to vote and is calling on the Taoiseach hold the election on a Friday as in 2011. The call comes in light of reports that  Fine Gael are actively considering […]

Union Of Students In Ireland Launches J1 Guide 2016

The Union of Students in Ireland, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and American Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, will launch the J1 Guide 2016 outside Leinster House on 26th January. The guide offers advice to students on how to find a job, secure accommodation and make the most of their opportunity […]

USI is Urging Students to Stay away from the 2CB Drug

The Union of Students in Ireland is urging young people to stay away from the ‘designer drug’ 2CB after six people were hospitalised following its consumption at a house party in Cork this morning. According to the 2015 National Student Drug Survey, 82% of students have at some point used illegal drugs. 94% of the […]

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