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# usi - Friday 5 November, 2021

Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister
# Spiked
# Spiked

Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister

Nov 5th 2021, 2:16 PM 11,427 Views 26 Comments

Minister Simon Harris says there have been a number of cases in the UK that are concerning.

# usi - Friday 8 October, 2021

Colleges around the country say that some students are having to rely on food banks to get by
# Food Banks
# Food Banks

Colleges around the country say that some students are having to rely on food banks to get by

Oct 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,333 Views 57 Comments
  • UCC Students' Union food bank ran out of food in 50 minutes on Wednesday.
  • Volunteers say demand has spiked in the face of rent hikes and other living costs.
  • Students' representatives say it's a result of third level education being underfunded by the Government, writes Céimin Burke.

# usi - Monday 28 September, 2020

Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign

Sep 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,859 Views 6 Comments

The USI aims to make sure students stay up to date with public health guidelines.

# usi - Monday 27 July, 2020

DCU accommodation plans postponed indefinitely due to financial strain caused by Covid-19
# Student Housing
# Student Housing

DCU accommodation plans postponed indefinitely due to financial strain caused by Covid-19

Jul 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 21,010 Views 1 Comment

The accommodation blocks were scheduled to begin construction in August.

# usi - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows
# Education
# Education

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Aug 27th 2019, 10:39 AM 17,702 Views 54 Comments

Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).

# usi - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn

Aug 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 11,229 Views 17 Comments

Thousands of students are now on the hunt for accommodation.

# usi - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote

May 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 32,411 Views 61 Comments

Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.

# usi - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
# Videodoc
# Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

Feb 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,412 Views 12 Comments

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

# usi - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 4th 2017, 8:45 AM 29,213 Views 109 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI

Aug 23rd 2017, 8:30 PM 35,245 Views 42 Comments

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
# Drop Outs
# Drop Outs

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

Apr 27th 2017, 3:45 PM 20,716 Views 54 Comments

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
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

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

Feb 21st 2017, 4:01 PM 50,222 Views 66 Comments

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
# Send Silence Packing
# Send Silence Packing

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 49,153 Views 29 Comments

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
# Protest
# Protest

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

Oct 19th 2016, 4:28 PM 26,418 Views 111 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Aug 19th 2016, 5:24 PM 37,412 Views 52 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 18th 2016, 10:06 AM 37,642 Views 86 Comments

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
# August Rush
# August Rush

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

Aug 18th 2016, 6:05 AM 28,990 Views 38 Comments

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
# Red C
# Red C

Some landlords are demanding tenancy deposits of three months up front

Aug 2nd 2016, 6:10 PM 30,929 Views 98 Comments

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
# For Rent
# For Rent

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

Aug 2nd 2016, 4:55 PM 14,730 Views 27 Comments

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
# Repeat Of History
# Repeat Of History

Students will face accommodation nightmare again this September

Jun 5th 2016, 7:00 AM 15,029 Views 21 Comments

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
# Place Your Bets
# Place Your Bets

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

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:54 PM 27,875 Views 56 Comments

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
# It's On
# It's On

Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday

Feb 4th 2016, 10:19 AM 32,641 Views 170 Comments

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
# Say Something
# Say Something

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

Feb 2nd 2016, 12:42 PM 21,524 Views 97 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

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

Nov 30th 2015, 6:10 AM 10,578 Views 40 Comments

…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
# Ask Consent
# Ask Consent

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

Sep 18th 2015, 8:43 AM 29,773 Views 153 Comments

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
# Accommodation Crisis
# Accommodation Crisis

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

Aug 21st 2015, 1:00 PM 378 Views 48 Comments

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
# Watch This Space
# Watch This Space

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

Jul 12th 2015, 7:30 PM 25,229 Views 40 Comments

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
# The Summer Search

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

Jul 11th 2015, 9:30 PM 23,762 Views 17 Comments

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
# University Challenges
# University Challenges

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

Oct 8th 2014, 3:42 PM 9,144 Views 44 Comments

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
# Making Amends
# Making Amends

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

Sep 22nd 2014, 9:14 PM 24,026 Views 40 Comments

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
# Scammers
# Scammers

Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live

Aug 26th 2014, 10:43 PM 26,985 Views 48 Comments

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

# usi - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Sadness at death of student travel pioneer
# USIT
# USIT

Sadness at death of student travel pioneer

Jun 18th 2014, 7:36 PM 18,768 Views 10 Comments

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
# Social Issues
# Social Issues

Union of Students want to talk to politicians today

Jun 18th 2014, 8:59 AM 3,038 Views 15 Comments

USI are hosting a social lobby of the Oireachtas.

# usi - Monday 9 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 9th 2014, 4:36 PM 7,407 Views 19 Comments

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
# Dangerous Mix
# Dangerous Mix

Gardaí seize 'Captain America' LSD after students warned of drug cocktail

May 15th 2014, 10:44 PM 29,791 Views 94 Comments

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
# RIP

Body of student Steven Kavanagh recovered from Shannon

Mar 24th 2014, 11:10 PM 47,499 Views 11 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Mar 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 7,603 Views 0 Comments

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
# DCU

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

Feb 27th 2014, 8:06 PM 19,143 Views 16 Comments

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
# Alakazam
# Alakazam

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

Feb 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 21,870 Views 44 Comments

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
# Everyone Loves Nurses
# Everyone Loves Nurses

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

Feb 6th 2014, 9:30 AM 14,035 Views 90 Comments

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

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