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ULSU Student Council Visit to Belfast

AFTER months of planning and with the support of the Ulster Bank Enablement fund, 26 members of Student Council headed to Belfast during the Halloween week. The main purpose of the visit was to learn about democratic structures in the Northern Ireland Assembly and for council members to get to know each other. The itinerary included a day-long visit to Stormont, …


A Student Voice!

This year has been an interesting one in terms of media outlets in Ireland. The question of censorship is one that has been brought up by several incidents in recent weeks and it’s interesting to read about the various attitudes towards what can and can’t be published, whether in a physical format or online. Many people have heard of the …

Plans to Reduce Unemployment Figures in Limerick

  Recruitment agency Cpl is offering free training courses to those who are unemployed in Limerick. Cpl are putting together a course for healthcare assistants that will begin in March The government have a Momentum upskilling programme where €20 million has been put aside to facilitate courses like these across the country. The Momentum programme will provide those involved with …

New University Ranking System Introduced

  Minister Ruairí Quinn recently announced the introduction of a new European-wide University ranking system. U-Multirank, the new system which is being rolled out across the EU, expects approximately 500 universities across Europe to partake in the new scheme. The first results are expected to be published in early 2014. These results, however, are based on more than just research …

Debt Collectors Called in to Recover Outstanding Student Fees

  UL has come under the spotlight as the first Irish university to make use of an external debt-collecting agency to recover outstanding student fees. Breaking news of a European tender worth €200,000 annually issued by UCD “seeking expressions of interest from interested parties to provide professional services relating to collection of outstanding monies within UCD” has called into question …

C&S Reject Proposed Change To Capitation Split

Last night, Clubs and Societies Council voted to reject this year’s proposed budget for the Students’ Union, which was presented by General Manager Phillip Mudge. The proposed budget was calculated based on a change to the way that money given by the University to the SU, capitation, is split between the SU and C&S. Instead of splitting the total capitation …