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On Thursday June 13, Gealóga, a traditional music ensemble formed as part of the Music Generation Mayo - Music Residency Programme, performed for international delegates attending the Education Committee Meeting in Castletown House, Leixlip, a Department of Education and Skills event organised as part of Ireland’s EU presidency.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane is calling on the people of Mayo to make a stand in relation to the Government which is planning a Budget which will be even more severe than those published by the last administration. “Septic tank charges, household charges, hikes in road taxes, increase in VAT rates, and the USC, along with cuts to social welfare, child benefit, and students grants are more than people can take. Enough is enough.”
With government agencies such as the Western Development Commission suggesting there should be a focus on education as part of the push to create jobs and growth in the west it is clear that colleges such as GMIT Castlebar are of huge significance for the area.
USI in conjunction with students union in GMIT, Castlebar, will be encouraging students to vote and allowing them the opportunity to get registered. This campaign will allow students to register their vote on campus in the presence of a local garda.
The president of the students’ union in GMIT Castlebar has warned that the increase in registration charges for students may lead to some students trying to take their own lives.
The Union of Students in Ireland and GMIT Castlebar Students Union have enjoyed major success with a national campaign which urges students and the public to lobby their local TDs to protect higher education in the Budget 2011.
Two hundred students from the Castlebar campus of GMIT travelled to Dublin this week to take part in a national protest against third level college fees but were not involved in the ugly clashes that followed with members of An Garda Síochána.
The Union of Students in Ireland is calling on the lacklustre Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe, to “get real” about graduate unemployment before it is too late.
GMIT Castlebar, in conjunction with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), will hold a grant and accommodation information session on Thursday August 26 next in the GMIT Castlebar campus at 7pm. The information session is aimed at students and the parents of students who are either returning or starting college this year.
The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation have officially launched a new scholarship programme for students of GMIT Castlebar Campus which will be funded through the collection of unwanted mobile phones. The new scholarships, valued at €1,000 each, will be awarded to students who have played an active part in fundraising and awareness raising for charities, with these students nominated by staff and students of the Castlebar Campus and the winner selected by an independent panel.