Archive for student unions

Can student engagement be increased through social media?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 31 May 2010 by Steve

“When I was an officer in the Union of Students in Ireland I was working on a participation manual for students’ union to help increase student involvement. This manual was in partnership with our colleagues in NUS – the UK national students’ union. When I left it seemed to fall off USI’s radar. Admittedly social networking was only taking off at that point too …” (more)

[Tallyman, 31 May]

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Students satisfied with SU

Posted in Life with tags , , on 4 May 2009 by Steve

Ireland“A survey conducted by the College View of student attitudes towards representation and tuition fees has found that 69% are satisfied by the performance of the outgoing Student’s Union. In a year where student issues have been given a national platform, knowledge and understanding of what the union does and its approval rating is expectedly high. However, there was some bad news for Niall McClave’s team – the survey highlights students’ beliefs that the SU is not independent. 54% responded negatively to the question, ‘Is the Students’ Union independent from the university?’ …” (more)

[Tallyman, 3 May]