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USI backs calls for reintroduction of postgraduate grants

August 9, 2016

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for Ireland’s political parties to band together in order to honour pledges made in their General Election manifestos to reinstate grants for postgraduate students. The call

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USI study finds female graduates more employable than males

April 20, 2016

Females are more likely to secure employments after graduating according to a survey conducted by the USI. The survey found that twenty seven per cent of females were successful in securing employment after graduation compared

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Seanad election sees no change to voting system

March 23, 2016

The elitist voting system remains as the Seanad elections takes place this month, despite years of promises to reform the upper house. Currently only graduates from TCD and the National University Ireland (NUI) constituency can

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Increase in Irish students studying abroad

March 23, 2016

Almost 1,500 Irish students in third-level education, who receive state-funded grants are now choosing to study abroad rather than in Ireland, the Irish Times reports.

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Gender quotas worked in GE16 but 4/5 news TDs are male

March 9, 2016

A record number of female TDs were elected to the 32nd Dáil Eireann, which has been credited to the introduction of gender quotas. The Union of Student’s in Ireland (USI) welcomed the impact the introduction

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Student nurses to get long campaigned for pay increase

February 22, 2016

Student nurses and midwives are set for a pay increase from the 1st of March, under a new deal agreed by the Government and the nursing unions. As part of their undergraduate degree, student nurses

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Student groups welcome Friday election date

February 10, 2016

Enda Kenny’s decision to host a Friday general election was welcomed by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Union of Students’ following their lobbying.
The council stressed the importance of a Friday or weekend election, in order to allow students to return home to vote.

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USI summit draws in over 800 students

February 10, 2016

An 800-strong crowd of students assembled in Dublin Castle last Thursday for the third annual Union of Students’ Ireland (USI) Student Summit promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and recruitment.

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1 in 12 female students fall victim to rape

February 10, 2016

The Union of Students Ireland (USI) launched their ‘Say Something’ card, following research that shows that one in 12 female students are victims of rape or attempted rape. Lisa O’Donnell discusses the initiative with USI President, Kevin Donoghue.

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USI launch j1 guide as numbers for visas slashed

February 10, 2016

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) launched their new J1 guide last month to inform students about the application process and the new programme requirements brought in this year.

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93 per cent of student nurses thinking abroad

December 2, 2015

A recent survey by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has revealed that 93 per cent of student nurses are considering emigrating upon receiving their nursing degree.

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At risk student denied help

November 18, 2015

The college health centre in University College Cork (UCC) allegedly turned away a student that said he had attempted suicide.

DCU News

Top scientist gets DCU honour

November 18, 2015

DCU paid tribute to Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a British astrophysicist who is famous for her discovery of the first radio pulsars with her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish. Jocelyn Bell Burnell  was commended for her

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DCU professor will contest next election

November 18, 2015

A former DCU politics lecturer will run for the Dublin Central constituency in the next general election, with the Anti-Austerity Alliance. Dr Diana O’Dwyer will be the only candidate running with a pro-choice stance being

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Irish schools must teach tech says Google boss

November 18, 2015

The head of Google in Ireland said that there should be more focus on the tech and IT sectors in Irish education as there is a continued growth in this industry. Speaking ahead of National

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Dublin prays for Paris

November 18, 2015

Thousands of people showed their support in Dublin in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.