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The Joys of Creeping the Car park

The Mature student experience in UL is no doubt a positive one, however aside from organising study time, a whole process of events dictates my day. As all students experience financial hardship throughout their degree programme, particularly mature students. One parent families such as ‘me,’ who are constantly struggling to make it through the week, willing my Yaris to reach …


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Union books Ellen DeGenres for AGM in last-ditch attempt to boost attendance

ULSU has announced the booking of Ellen De Genres as special guest for its up-coming AGM. The decision to book Ms DeGenres has reportedly been made in response to the poor attendance of last semester’s AGM which failed to make quorum and was reportedly ‘no craic at all’. In light of recent low AGM attendances, the decision to book Ellen …


Two towering omens point skyward to UL’s highflying future

UNLESS you are incredibly unobservant or indulgently self-absorbed you will have noticed, depending on your perspective, a couple of awe inducing phallic symbols of modern engineering stretching skywards or alternatively two towering eye-sores puncturing the UL skyline. The construction site in the middle of our University is due to the Bernal Project, an ambitious €52m science and engineering initiative to …

ULSU Sabbatical Officer Elections – From the Wolfpack to the Wolf of Students’ Union

ULSU sabbatical election campaigns kicked off early this year. The Wolverine Wolfpack assaulted the Students’ Union on Thursday of nomination week causing quite the racket as they collected their nomination packs. The team, all running on the same ticket for the three sabbatical positions, were hurried out of sight until they could be questioned by the secretariat of the Electoral …

ULSU Candidate Interviews

Presidential Candidates SU elections take place tomorrow and we have interviewed each candidate Mark Nother Lorna Bogue Tommy Bolger   VP/Academic Mike Forde   DP/Welfare Caroline Hennessy Shane McCormack  

Trampolining

IT’S that time of year again where we welcome new arrivals into our wonderful club! After the success of the recruitment drive we cannot wait to meet all our enthusiastic wolves. If you missed us, no worries! You’re welcome to pop down to one of our training sessions to have a look and see if you likewhat we do. We …

Charity Week Charities

ULSU received over 30 nominations for Charity Week 2014. Many of these nominations came from within our student body, whereas others came from the charity organisations themselves. As Welfare Officer, I had to shortlist 12 charities for the final vote at a meeting of the Student Union Executive. When shortlisting, I strived for a mix of international, national and local …