Author: Union of Students in Ireland (USI)

USI Backs Limerick Student’s Consent Campaign

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is supporting a student led campaign from students in Limerick School of Art and Design asking students ‘are you getting it?’ about consent. The campaign is being rolled out across LIT campuses, from LSAD, this week with the tagline of ‘Are You Getting It?.’ If you’re getting it, then you’re getting consent. Speaking  about the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said: “This year, is all about asking students ‘are you getting it?’ when it comes to consent. It’s important that every student who’s sexually active look after their own sexual health, and...

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Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2018 celebrates student success

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI)  is holding the Student Achievement Awards Ireland (SAAI) 2018 in the Radisson Blu, Dublin tonight Thursday (April 19th) to recognise the achievements of third-level students in Ireland. USI wishes to promote remarkable contributions of students across campuses, their dedication to volunteering and campaigning, and also recognise the creative skills of individual students. SAAI will celebrate the work being done by third-level students for the benefit of their college, community and country. Irish comedian Tara Flynn will host the ceremony with a keynote address from Ibrahim Halawa, who was imprisoned for taking refuge...

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USI to protest 27% in rent hike for DCU students

USI is calling on Rent Regulation to be extended to purpose built student accommodation The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will join DCU Students’ Union today, protesting outside the Leinster House to highlight a 27% rent hike at the Shanowen student accommodation site near DCU. Students are currently pay up to €7,000 for the academic year, with the rent looking to increase to €9,000 starting next term. USI is calling on the Government to introduce legislation to protect students from unfair rent hikes. Speaking ahead of the protest, USI President Michael Kerrigan said, “This spike in rental costs...

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460,000 Young People Warned to ‘Check the Register’ Before May 8th Referendum Deadline

Four national youth organisations are advising the 460,000* young people eligible to vote in the upcoming abortion referendum to ‘check the register’ before the May 8th voter registration deadline. The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), youth website SpunOut.ie and LGBTI youth organisation BeLonGTo are all urging young people aged between 18 and 25 to ensure their voices are heard in the May 25th poll by making sure they are registered. Anyone not registered by the May 8th deadline will not be able to vote in the referendum. The youth groups are...

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USI mobilising tens of thousands of students ahead of referendum on the Eighth Amendment

USI touring country with ‘Repeal Mobile’ to get students referendum ready over the next month The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is today launching a two week roadshow beginning at Maynooth University as part of the national student-led campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. The Students For Choice ‘Repeal Mobile’, will be visiting campuses all over Ireland mobilising tens of  thousands of students to canvass and campaign for a ‘Yes’ vote ahead of polling day on May 25th. Speaking ahead of the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said, “We’re confident that students will flood the...

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