Author: Daniel Waugh

Minister McEntee launches National Student Mental Health Campaign with USI

This national men’s health week, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has teamed up with the HSE, National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, to announce the launch of a major project to tackle young people’s mental health in the higher education sector in Ireland. USI will receive funding to hire a Mental Health Project Manager to conduct research in students’ mental health with a national third level mental campaign. The project, which is set to start in July, will see USI working with key stakeholders across the country...

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This Week In USI 2nd – 9th June, 2017

General: USI are hiring a Student Mental Health Project Manager – click here for more information! Policy and Campaigns: USI have recently become members of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and attended the AGM on Thursday 8th of June, along with the morning panel event under the theme #FeministsAreEverywhere. USI welcomes the adoption of a motion by NWCI membership to support structures in third level institutions to end sexual harassment and violence, under the ESHTE framework. The Vice President for the Southern Region attended the International Road Safety Conference on Alcohol – Tackling the Crisis on our...

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USI Wins At Sockies 2017

On the 25th of Mat 2017, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) scooped up the award for Best Zero Budget Social Media Campaign sponsored by SpunOut.ie at the Social Media Awards Ireland in the RDSwith USI’s housing campaign #HomesForStudy. This is the second year in a row winning this headline award. USI were finalists in the Best Twitter Campaign and Best Twitter Account for a Non-Profit categories at the night. USI President Annie Hoey said, “#HomesForStudy is a campaign that used social media to help students without homes find a place to live during college. Matching students up with homeowners with...

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This Week in USI May 20th – 26th, 2017

General: USI won Zero Budget Social Media Campaign at the Social Media Awards Ireland. USI were finalists in the Best Twitter Business Campaign and Best Twitter Account for Non-Profit too. See the full list of finalists here. Waterford IT Students’ Union hosted the USI National Council where officers from around Ireland discussed issues related to welfare, academic affairs and equality and citizenship. Policy and Campaigns: The USI Vice President for Equality & Citizenship along with NUS-USI President and NUS UK VP for Society & Citizenship attended and spoke at NUS-USI’s ‘Big Gay Wedding’ outside Stormont in Belfast on Monday 22nd...

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USI Concerned Over Spending Of Students’ And Taxpayers’ Money

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has raised concerns over the spending of students’ and taxpayers money in light of the RTÉ Investigates documentary aired last night. USI President Annie Hoey said, “Students and the taxpayer fund our higher education institutions. It is crucial that we have trust in their governance. Students in Ireland currently pay the second highest fees in Europe and now we are concerned how these fees are being spent. Before there can be any decision made on a new model to fund higher education we must have full faith that good governance and accountability...

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