Author: Daniel Waugh

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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homes.usi.ie Celebrates!

homes.usi.ie has reach over 100 homes live on the website at once!   In recent days, the Union of Students in Ireland distributed 21,000 flyers advertising the ‘rent-a-room relief’ scheme around university areas. This scheme allows homeowners to benefit from a tax-free €12,000 relief if they take in a lodger.   USI president Kevin Donoghue said within a day, 30 new householders had expressed an interest in the scheme. He said it was often from families whose children had left home and who now had a room free.   “One taxi driver said to me it was ‘empty nest...

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We’re Looking for a Communications Executive

Union of Students in Ireland: Communications Executive The Union of Students in Ireland now wishes to recruit a Communications Executive with responsibility for general communications to multiple publics, with a special responsibility for communication to elected representatives, political parties and their staffs. The successful candidate will have experience in communicating to a wide range of publics on social and political issues, with a proven record in writing for printed and online publications, press relations and monitoring of outcomes from communications. The successful candidate will have an excellent standard of written and spoken English. The candidate will report to the...

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Leaving Cert Isn’t A Measure of Who You Are as a Person

The Union of Students in Ireland says that the Leaving Cert isn’t a measure of who you are as a person. USI President Kevin Donoghue says that it’s important to keep the results in context. “The important thing is to keep in mind that while it will be an exciting morning for some people, there are options available there if things don’t work out your way. “It is important to remember, no matter how good or bad it is tomorrow, the Leaving Cert isn’t a measure of who you are as a person or how capable you are as...

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