The Union of Students in Ireland
The Union of Students in Ireland is the national Student representative organisation, representing over 374,000 students across the island of Ireland.
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The Union of Students Ireland with the support of the National Forum for the Enhancement of...
Disappointing Budget 2022 confirms USI view that Government has no interest in addressing the hardship many students face
After the start of an academic year which has been dogged with stories about students sleeping on...
Submission to the Government of Ireland on Student Priorities for Budget 2022 [pdf-embedder...
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The Union of Students Ireland with the support of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education today held an online webinar on ‘Supporting Wellbeing in Practice’ across the sector. This was very exciting research project, beginning in January 2021, that examined the practice of embedding wellbeing in the curriculum […]
Submission to the Government of Ireland on Student Priorities for Budget 2022
The Union of Students in Ireland is staging a demonstration and sleep-out in front of Dáil Éireann from 12 noon today, Thursday (September 23), to highlight the increasing anger among students and their families at the desperate situation facing students looking for somewhere to live to attend college or university. USI and student representatives from […]
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 […]