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Thousands of students left abandoned due to Government’s failure to tackle “worse than ever” student accommodation crisis
Students face deferring, dropping out, couch surfing or living in hostels Students’ Unions across...
Students' Unions across Ireland will this morning (Thursday) write to the heads of their...
Government must invest in underfunded third level system to ease significant burden of costs on students
Updated figures published today by TU Dublin reiterate the need for urgent action to tackle the...
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Students face deferring, dropping out, couch surfing or living in hostels Students’ Unions across Ireland are supporting thousands of students who cannot get a place to live for the new academic year, with the student accommodation crisis “worse than ever,” according to the Union of Students in Ireland. Many Students’ Unions are reporting to USI […]
Students’ Unions across Ireland will this morning (Thursday) write to the heads of their universities and colleges calling for institutions to Give Us Our Grad! In partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland, SU Presidents are imploring institutions to be creative and not to cancel in-person graduations and move them online but to give […]
Updated figures published today by TU Dublin reiterate the need for urgent action to tackle the spiralling costs of going to college, according to the Union of Students in Ireland. Reducing accommodation costs and the €3,000 a year Student Contribution Charge must be made a priority by Government as attending third level becomes a further […]
USI is proud to back the Blood For All campaign, which is calling for for an end to the ban on men who have sex with men donating blood for a year after sex. This should be done to end the unfair discrimination. However, would also help to tackle the shortage of donated blood available […]
USI has written to Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD with an an urgent appeal for him to support the Health Insurance (International Students) (Amendment) Bill 2021. Re: Urgent need to support the Health Insurance (International Students) (Amendment) Bill 2021 Dear Minister Donnelly, On behalf of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and our members […]
Today marks 40 years since the first AIDS case was diagnosed in Ireland in 1982. The Union of Students in Ireland renews its calls on Government to invest in the expansion of HIV testing services across Ireland. If we are serious about reversing HIV cases, we need to invest in HIV testing, we must ensure […]
The Union of Students in Ireland welcomes the decision by cabinet to act on the USI’s Student Accommodation Bill and stop landlords forcing students to pay numerous months’ rent in advance to secure accommodation. The move this morning (Wednesday) comes on the back of significant campaigning by USI, Students’ Unions and students across Ireland during […]
Government TDs are being urged to support the student accommodation bill which will be debated in Dáil Eireann on Wednesday (April 28), by the Union of Students in Ireland and Students’ Unions all over Ireland. The USI’s Residential Tenancies (Student Rents and Other Protections) (Covid-19) Act 2021 was tabled in late February by Sinn Fein and […]
The disparity in funding for psychology trainees in Ireland must be addressed by Government to ensure the country has the psychological workforce it needs, according to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Currently trainee clinical psychologists have 60 per cent of their fees paid and receive a […]
Delegates at the Union of Students in Ireland Congress have passed a motion to join calls for the reopening of the Gay Men’s’ Health Service (GMHS) clinic and other sexual healthcare facilities that are currently closed or highly restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. USI will now lobby for these services to be reinstated as a […]