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USI pre-budget document demands student fees cut

September 28, 2016

In a call to alleviate pressure on third level students, a proposal for a €500 cut in the student contribution fee was made by the Union of Students In Ireland in their pre-budget submission, launched earlier this month.

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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 calls for reversal of mental health cuts

May 9, 2016

The Union of Students in Ireland hosted a photocall outside Leinster house on Monday in protest of cuts to the 2016 mental health budget, which had originally ring-fenced €35 million for the sector. USI members

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Hundreds protest against €12 million mental health cuts

April 28, 2016

Students and activists gathered outside Leinster House today to protest against the €12 million cuts to the “already grotesquely underfunded” mental health sector. Over 200 people attended the demonstration, which was organized by the Union

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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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USI praise anti-extremist declaration

April 20, 2016

The USI praised Irish Muslim leaders who launched an anti-extremism declaration in Trinity College last week. The Union of Students in Ireland, who has said that violence associated with religion has caused a negative and

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UCD students vote to reject USI return

March 11, 2016

UCD students have voted against re-joining the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), three years after they left the national student body. A referendum which took place last week, showed 26 per cent of students

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UCD to vote on whether they will rejoin the USI.

March 9, 2016

UCD students will face a referendum next Tuesday and Wednesday on whether or not their college should re-affiliate with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). A group of students led by the national Labour