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When thinking of withdrawing from college…

It’s perfectly normal to wonder whether or not it’s right for you to stay in college. Course choices made at 17 might not make sense; college might not be what you thought it would be; or maybe your circumstances have made it difficult. Below are some important tips to keep in mind when considering what to do:   Be aware of fee and grant issues Your decision to withdraw from college might create consequences for fees and financial supports, if you decide to come back to college at a later point. This sounds a little daunting, but a bit...

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USI and NUS-UK issue joint statement on Northern Ireland political situation

Joint statement from the Presidents of NUS-USI, NUS and USI regarding the current political situation in Northern Ireland     The three Presidents of the student movements in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom held a trilateral summit today on concerns over the political situation in Northern Ireland.   Meeting in Dublin, the presidents have issued a joint statement calling for candidates in the Northern Ireland Assembly election to focus on building a stable future which delivers hope and opportunity for students and young people.   President of NUS-USI Fergal McFerran, President of NUS Malia Bouattia and President...

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USI and HSE tell STIs to SHAG off

USI Officers and local SU teams have gone on the offensive against sexually transmitted infections this week, with the launch of a major revamped SHAG campaign. The campaign, supported by the Health Service Executive, is taking campuses by storm across Ireland after its launch at DCUSU, as 30,000 SHAG packs are distributed to students.  If you’re one of the 30,000 USI members getting top-class advice and quality condoms and lube, remember to follow the information and advice on the box! Johnny’s got you covered. USI, HSE and Johnny! SHAG 2017 launch at DCUS That’s a big SHAG pack! Telling...

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The Week in USI 22-27 January 2017

General Nominations for the USI officer board elections are open. For information as to how to participate, click here. We’re also reviewing our constitution and want to hear what our members think. More information available here.   Other work This afternoon, the VP Welfare and VP Academic Affairs met with SUSI to review a proposed new online learning module to help sabbatical officers help students with grant applications. NUS-USI has launched an info hub for voter registration for the upcoming Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Also on the website is advice and guidance for international students about voting. Today USI...

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The Week in USI – 15th to 20th January

General Some of the key issues we worked on this week include mental health, autonomy of students’ unions, consent training, attending class Rep councils, workers rights for early education students, the democratic review of USI, living wage campaigns, and disability rights. A full-day event for SU presidents on Thursday 19th focussed on preparing for Term 2. Topics included team management, good governance, student engagement and communication. The USI President also attended the SIPTU Education Sector seminar on future funding of higher education and commenced our work on compliance with the Governance Code. Nominations for the USI officer board elections...

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