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The student movement on the island of Ireland promotes the interests of students studying in third level colleges and universities.
The accommodation crisis and soaring cost-of-living are among the key issues being raised by the Union of Students in Ireland at today’s (Monday) pre-budget submission lobbying day in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. USI representatives have been joined by Students’ Union officers from across Ireland to lobby the TDs, including Government ministers, who are attending the event. ‘A Living Crisis, A Student Crisis,’ USI’s costed pre-budget submission sets out the significant and increasing financial barriers facing
The Union of Students in Ireland is delighted to run the Why Research Matters video competition 2022 in cooperation with the Irish Research Council. This competition aims to showcase the varied and high-quality work being undertaken by postgraduate researchers across the island. We ask the creative minds of the island’s
Contact has been made with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Student Sport Ireland (SSI) by the Union of Students in Ireland to confirm if the hugely disappointing decision by the IRFU to ban Trans women from contact rugby will affect student competitions. USI is disgusted by today’s announcement
The Union of Students in Ireland has backed a call by a PhD student collective to the Minister for Higher Education, funding agencies and higher education institutions across Ireland, for an urgent increase to postgraduate research stipends. USI Vice President for Postgraduate Affairs, Waqar Ahmed, has signed an open
Clarity provided on when the Leaving Certificate results will be released is welcome, but the lateness of the publication date will have a negative impact on students, says the Union of Students in Ireland. The long-awaited announcement by the State Examinations Commission confirmed that students will receive their results
The Union of Students in Ireland is horrified by the escalation of violent homophobic assaults against the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland, the latest being an attack against a lesbian couple in Dublin last week. These attacks show yet again the work that remains to be done in Ireland for
The Union of Students in Ireland welcomes today’s much-anticipated announcement by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, on how higher education will be funded into the future. However, the lack of detail on what reductions will be made to the Student Contribution
Former UCC student and current Vice President for Campaigns at the Union of Students in Ireland, Beth O’Reilly has today been elected President of USI for 2022-2023. A native of Cork, Beth was elected by Students’ Union representatives from all over Ireland at USI’s Comhdháil 2022. Over 200 delegates
This content was first published 6 months ago and may be superseded by events or new information. Please bear this in mind when evaluating this news article.The Union of Students in Ireland launched its new national student mental health campaign Open Up this morning (March 21) in the Sugar
This content was first published 7 months ago and may be superseded by events or new information. Please bear this in mind when evaluating this news article.USI liaising with the Higher Education Authority and Students’ Unions across Ireland to establish the number of Irish citizen students in Ukraine or
Every day we strive to meet students' needs.
We proudly run events to empower and liberate students: our Pink Training event is the biggest LGBTQ+ student training event in Europe, our EMPOWER event innovates to support students from minority ethnic groups and our Women Lead events have boosted women in student leadership roles. There are dozens of events every year for thousands of students.
We train to win for our members
Each summer during SUT we provide the skills and knowledge base to make sure every student representative officer is ready to give high quality service to the students they were elected to represent. We aim to instil the courage and self-esteem to allow student officers to thrive and win for members. This exclusive member benefit is only available to member students’ unions.