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Anytime Of The Month Campaign Gains Momentum

By Shannon Sweeney The “Anytime of the Month” initiative officially launched yesterday “in solidarity and support” with people experiencing period poverty. The campaign intends to help people find free sanitary products on campus when they can’t afford to buy them. The launch was held in the Common Room in the Student Life building at lunchtime on Monday. Founder Clodagh Guerin, …


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UL Postgraduate Student’s Union Election Results

Abraham Ireland and Sanjana Kumar have been elected President and Vice President respectively of the UL Post Graduate Student Union. 413 people voted in this year’s election. Sanjana Kumar was voted in as Vice President with 197 votes. Sanjana’s campaign manifesto included policies on opening the post-grad space on weekends, post-graduate facilities and an affordable alternative to Spar. Abraham Ireland …


Sanctuary Week Celebrated In UL

By: Shannon Sweeney Sanctuary week runs from the first to the fourth of April 2019. Events include talks, music, a photo exhibition, and the €38.80 campaign. According to Student Life Welfare Officer, Lorcan O’Donnell, Sanctuary week is important to highlight some of the challenges students living in Direct Provision face while at University. “Knockalisheen is out in the middle of …

Taking Action: Sexual Harassment Policy Proposal Passed

By: Shannon Sweeney UL Student Life and Student Council voted unanimously to pass a proposal to lobby the University for an official sexual harassment policy. Student Council Chairperson, Mary-Ellen O’Keefe, brought the proposal to the student council on Tuesday evening. The proposal contained six recommendations on creating a shared university policy to supporting victims of sexual assault and harassment. “Sexual …

Student Life Hosts Wellness Summit

By: Shannon Sweeney UL Student Life held it’s second Wellness Summit last night. The sold-out event was held in the Pavilion on Tuesday evening and aimed to educate students on nutrition, resilience and stress management. Among the speakers was Mental Health Advocate Graham McCormack who spoke about his experience of mental illness, recovery and the power of mindfulness, what he …

Captain Marvel Is Only The Start: A New Era In Female Representation

By: Shannon Sweeney Captain Marvel finally hit cinemas last Friday. It is Marvel’s first female-led movie, and its release coincided with International Women’s Day. It has humour, personality, and action – everything we have come to expect from the Marvel Universe. However, the movie’s star caused a stir so long before its opening night. Brie Larson angered internet trolls in …

Student Life Host Election Hustings Ahead Of Thursday Vote

By Shannon Sweeney The Jean Monet theatre hosted the Student Union election hustings last night. The event, chaired by Declan Mills, was an opportunity for students find out about the candidates for the Student Life offices before voting day. Welfare candidate Serena Hare says it’s important for students to use their vote. “Whoever you vote for, it’s your choice but …