First English-Irish LGBTQ dictionary launched

April 4, 2018

A new LGBTQ dictionary for the Irish language has been launched in DCU. The Queer Dictionary, translated as ‘An Foclóir Aiteach’ is the first of its kind in Ireland with over 100 words and terms


USI concerned over referendum date

March 20, 2018

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are concerned that any delays finalising the wording of the Eighth Amendment referendum would mean that students will be left unable to vote.

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Are you getting it? – USI launches safe sex campaign

February 21, 2018

The Union of Students in Ireland launched a Sexual Health and Awareness Campaign last week, in collaboration with the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy initiative. The campaign, containing the “Are you getting it?” tagline, was

University News

Workshops at USI LGBT event cancelled over allegation

November 29, 2017

A speaker at Pink Training 2017 was asked to leave the event after coming into contact with a delegate who had previously made allegations against them to the Union of Students Ireland (USI).

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USI launch ‘Get RegD’ Campaign

November 15, 2017

The USI launched their ‘Get RegD’ campaign to encourage students to register to vote. Back in 2014, over 120,000 people under the age of 25 were not registered to vote according to a survey published


Is free education our only hope?

October 11, 2017

We need to look at countries like Germany and Sweden who offer free third level education which mean equal opportunity for all citizens. The graduates who benefit from the free education system differ from Ireland’s graduates because they leave third level education in a comfortable and safe financial position and can therefore contribute to the growing economy from a much earlier age.

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Taoiseach dismisses UK and US style loan scheme

October 11, 2017

Leo Varadkar’s unclear plans for the proposed ‘Student Loan Scheme’ outraged the Union of Students in Ireland, who led the march for publicly funded education in Dublin on October 3rd. The Taoiseach ruled out the

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Strong student representation at March for Repeal

September 30, 2017

“We must stop shipping our shame across the Irish Sea,” USI president Michael Kerrigan exclaimed as he addressed over a thousand students gathered at the front square of TCD to campaign to repeal the Eighth

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Ecstasy use among Students at an all-time high

April 19, 2017

Gardaí fear that ecstasy use among second and third level students has reached an all-time high. Last week, a 22-year-old college student was left in critical condition in Sligo University Hospital following a night out


Safeguarding your sexual health

March 8, 2017

Sexually active students are advised to avail of DCU’s free testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) due to an increase of Chlamydia sufferers, according to the HSE.