Author: Daniel Waugh

Students Demand Fair Representation In Technological University Bill Debate

‘If students are put on the backbench with this bill, we will not support it’, says USI The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are demanding that students are treated as partners in the governance of their institutions when final amendments to the Technological Universities Bill 2015 are deliberated on. The Bill is to be debated by the Select Committee on Education and Skills at its meeting today, Wednesday, 15th of November 2017. Speaking ahead the meeting, USI President Michael Kerrigan said, “Students are always the ones left behind when it comes to creating the foundations of our higher...

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National Student Engagement Network Launched in Cork

Today, Monday November 13th 2017 the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) launch the National Student Engagement Network in Cork Institute of Technology as part of the National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP). The network aims to bring college staff and Students’ Union officers from institutions across Ireland together to discuss partnership, exchange ideas and develop initiatives. Speaking at the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said, “Student and staff partnerships are paving the way forward for improved higher education teaching and learning, with students at the very centre. USI...

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97.2% Of NCI Students Say Yes To USI

Today, Students from the National College of Ireland Students’ Union (NCISU) voted to remain with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Polls opened at on Thursday the 9th of November and closed on Friday the 10th of March. Final result was 97.2% of NCISU voters saying yes to USI. Speaking after the result was announced, USI President Michael Kerrigan thanked the campaign team and the students of NCI. “USI look forward to continuing our work with the students of NCI. A campus that has been at the forefront of our entrepreneurial campaigns and events, we are delighted to...

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Geallann AMLÉ go gClárófar na Mílte Mac Léinn chun Vótála

Dé Chéadaoin, an 8ú mí na Samhna, cláróidh Aontas na Mac Léinn in Éirinn (AMLÉ) na mílte mac léinn chun vótála ar fud na tíre mar chuid den Lá Náisiúnta Chlárúchán Vótálaithe, a tharlaíonn go bliaintiúil. Tá an feachtas neamh-chlaonpháirteach, ‘Get RegD’, tar éis dul i gcomhpháirtíocht le Comhairle Náisiúnta na nÓg (CNnO) agus chun cinntiú go mbeidh an méid is mó daoine óga cláraithe chun vótála roimh an spriocdháta, an 25ú mí na Samhna. Ag labhairt roimh Lá Náisiúnta Chlárúchán Vótálaithe, chuir Uachtarán AMLÉ, Michael Kerrigan, béim ar an tábhacht a bhain le clárúchán, ‘Tá clárúchán chun...

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USI Pledges To Register Thousands Of Students To Vote

On Wednesday the 8th of November, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will be registering thousands of students to vote across Ireland as part of the annual National Day of Voter Registration. The nonpartisan campaign, “Get RegD”, has partnered with the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and to ensure as many young people get registered to vote before the deadline on November 25th. Speaking ahead of the day of voter registration, USI President Michael Kerrigan said, “Registering to vote is now part of coming to college. First years now get a student card, and a voter...

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