Author: Daniel Waugh

USI Pre-budget briefing to focus on most vulnerable students

The Union of Students in Ireland will launch its pre-budget submission later today in Buswells Hotel,Dublin. The focus of the submission will be on the most vulnerable in third students level education. Speaking in advance of the launch, USI President Kevin Donoghue said: “Successive austerity budgets have had a severe impact on students and their families. This submission calls on the Government to reverse some of the more brutal cuts it has introduced in recent years” The submission calls for the Government to address a number of changes made to support systems including the re-introduction of post-graduate grants and an increase in the...

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USI’s Eat Well, Live Well Campaign Launch!

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) officially launched their healthy living campaign ‘Eat Well, Live Well’ in conjunction with on IT Sligo campus today to support students in their transition to college for the academic year. “When students arrive into college, they are faced with a tight budget as a result of a cut in the grant and an increase in transport, accommodation and education overall. We aim to support students through the Eat Well, Live Well campaign by highlighting that they can cook healthy meals and a small budget and with the utensils typically found in...

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There are no Grey Areas #ASKCONSENT Campaign

PRESS RELEASE Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, launched the national campaign on Friday September 18th at 9.30am at DRCC Offices, 70 Lower Leeson Street Dublin 2. Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has teamed up with sister RCCs, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the White Ribbon Campaign to raise awareness on the issue of sexual consent. The Ask Consent campaign is a three week long national public awareness raising campaign funded by Cosc, The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence and developed and delivered by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. This is an educational campaign...

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Business Employment Scheme for Students (BESS) to launch at Letterkenny I.T

Letterkenny Institute of Technology Student Union, in conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Letterkenny Institute of Technology, will officially launch the Business Employment Scheme for Students (BESS) on campus at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), on Monday 21 September, 2015. The BESS initiative, a brain child of the Student Union President, Dylan McGowan, has been developed to enable students and businesses engage with each other, for the purpose of providing part-time or temporary jobs for students. This pilot programme hopes to assist local businesses, by providing the local business network with access to LYIT students, who may be...

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