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# usi - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with a loan system for students to pay fees? Education This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with a loan system for students to pay fees?

Students are worried that a new loan system would be unsustainable and lead to higher fees.

# usi - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI

Two barges could house up to 400 students in Galway.

# usi - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It's not just getting your foot in the door': Over 6,000 third-level students don't make it to 2nd year

While the majority make it to their second year, a sizeable portion of students do not.

# usi - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

A St Pat's lecturer brought her students to Tesco today to teach them about the strike

Workers at Tesco Drumcondra have been striking since Friday.

# usi - Thursday 22 December, 2016

On a busy campus, an empty bag for every young life lost by suicide

A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide.

# usi - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

"We cannot take this anymore" - Thousands of students take to the streets of Dublin

Students are objecting to any consideration of the introduction of a student loan scheme in Ireland.

# usi - Friday 19 August, 2016

FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?

As tens of thousands await CAO offers, FactCheck examines how the financial burden awaiting them compares with students in other countries.

# usi - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room?

Given the scale of the rental crisis being seen in Ireland, USI is requesting that people make their homes available to students.

People asked to rent spare rooms to students as accommodation crisis continues

Tens of thousands of students are looking for accommodation, with the new academic year just around the corner.

# usi - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Some landlords are demanding tenancy deposits of three months up front

A survey has also shown that 60% of people have had problems getting their deposit returned.

It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help

An allocation of €49,000 has been given for a new student accommodation officer.

# usi - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Students will face accommodation nightmare again this September

Student unions across the country are wondering how they will house students when the new term begins.

# usi - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

College students tell stories of gambling their rent money and losing at Cheltenham

Student Unions are warning about an increase in problem gambling.

# usi - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday

Eligible voters have less than a week left to sign up.

# usi - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

One in 12 female students are victims of rape or attempted rape

The USI is launching an awareness campaign after a survey documented the unwanted sexual experiences of college students in Ireland.

# usi - Monday 30 November, 2015

20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed

…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.

# usi - Friday 18 September, 2015

“You asked her if she wanted to have sex, right?”: A stark message for students

This comes as part of a joint initiative launched by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

# usi - Friday 21 August, 2015

We’re facing the prospect of students turning down college places because they can’t afford to survive

The student accommodation crisis is a barrier to education, and it needs action now, says USI president Kevin Donoghue.

# usi - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Could these be our future politicians? Meet the fresh young faces of Irish student politics

These are the most powerful students in the country right now.

# usi - Saturday 11 July, 2015

'A frenzy of panic': Advice for students looking for accommodation The Summer Search This post contains videos

'A frenzy of panic': Advice for students looking for accommodation

The USI has called on people to take in lodgers as a lack of suitable housing remains an issue.

# usi - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House

Student leaders will meet the Education Minister tomorrow…after they’ve dried off.

# usi - Monday 22 September, 2014

USI calls on students who destroyed San Francisco apartment to pay up

Irish students trashed the property – breaking walls, doors and light fixtures.

# usi - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live

Deposits are being paid to fraudsters for non-existent properties.

# usi - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Sadness at death of student travel pioneer

Ever go on a J1? You have Gordon Colleary, co-founder of Magill magazine, to thank for that.

Union of Students want to talk to politicians today

USI are hosting a social lobby of the Oireachtas.

# usi - Monday 9 June, 2014

USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages

Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.

# usi - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Gardaí seize ‘Captain America’ LSD after students warned of drug cocktail

The drugs are in paper-based form and were found in a house in Blackrock in Dublin

# usi - Monday 24 March, 2014

Body of student Steven Kavanagh recovered from Shannon RIP

Body of student Steven Kavanagh recovered from Shannon

The LIT Students’ Union Vice-President had been missing since 6 March.

# usi - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers

Plus: How much did Irish politicians disclose in donations for last year?

# usi - Thursday 27 February, 2014

One student's vote decided if this Dublin college would rejoin USI DCU

One student's vote decided if this Dublin college would rejoin USI

Dublin City University’s third referendum in four years on membership of the Union of Students in Ireland was passed.

# usi - Monday 10 February, 2014

Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world’s only sexual health magician

As part of the union’s safe sex campaign, students will also be dazzled by the world’s only sexual health magician and can attend workshops by ‘Dr Sex’.

# usi - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Graduate nurses to protest "€6.49 per hour" training wage

The campaign is aiming for the original salary of €26,000 to be restored.

# usi - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Open Letter: Dear Union of Students in Ireland, please stop belittling our profession

The USI’s proposal for the Irish Water logo shows how it values the design profession in Ireland – and represents a race to the bottom philosophy that undercuts true worth of creative work, write students Emma Grattan and Derek Doyle.

# usi - Monday 27 January, 2014

Irish students have some advice for Irish Water

Which logo do you prefer?

# usi - Monday 25 November, 2013

Union of Students in Ireland distances itself from responsible drinking organisation

The national students’ union will no longer partner with and plans to work with “other bodies not funded by a self-regulating drinks industry”.

# usi - Monday 11 November, 2013

Students encouraged to get talking about mental health USI

Students encouraged to get talking about mental health

College can be fun – but it can also be stressful, so students are being encouraged to prioritise their mental wellbeing.

# usi - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

# usi - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Three Labour senators targeted over dole cut but they'll support measure

Young people are being urged to lobby three Labour senators to vote against a provision of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill in the Seanad next week but they will all support the measure.

# usi - Friday 1 November, 2013

Students protest cuts to social welfare by eating beans on a couch at Leinster House

They also dressed as members of cabinet to highlight the differences in income between politicians and the unemployed.

# usi - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Students protest cuts in third-level education

Thousands of students took to the streets today demanding that the maintenance grant be protected.

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