DCU and the USI

The latest edition of the College View (not online yet) has a poll suggesting students at Dublin City University want the student union here to rejoin the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). There are, however, good reasons why DCUSU is not in the USI.

The outgoing SU president Niall McClave explains why here. Basically, he says it would cost €50,000 per year (what amounts to DCUSU’s entire entertainment budget for a year). Adding the USI is not influential, and are bureaucratic and wasteful.

On why DCU left in the first place, he says it was because “when we tried to point out these inefficiencies, but we were ignored”.