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NUI Galway backs World Refugee Day

To mark World Refugee Day, today, NUI Galway has announced the expansion of its University of Sanctuary Scholarship Programme from nine scholarships to 12 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholarships will be available for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the university, and will be open to asylum seekers, refugees, vulnerable immigrant groups, and Irish Travellers. As a designated University of Sanctuary, NUI Galway is committed to addressing low levels of participation at third level amongst vulnerable groups, and the scholarship programme underpins the pillars of respect, excellence, and openness within its Strategic Plan 2020-2025. President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said,“In our recently-launched strategy, Shared Vision, Shaped by Values, we as NUI Galway, and as a recently-designated University of Sanctuary, committed ourselves to the public good and to shared values of respect, openness, excellence and sustainability. We committed ourselves to respect all members of our community and to be open to – to embrace – all of …

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“We’d be followed around the store, it still happens in Ennis”

RACISM is not at the same pitch as seen in America, but is still a very real part of life for local black people. That is the view of three young women, all involved in the Black Lives movement, who spoke to The Clare Champion ahead of a protest held on Wednesday afternoon. All three have Nigerian parentage but grew up in Ennis, went to local schools and are now attending third level. “Life in Ennis isn’t too bad to be honest, people are quite welcoming and quite friendly. You just have a small amount of people who aren’t as welcoming as others,” said one of the women. Race has been in the news in this country this week, following a serious attack on a young person in Cork, a recording of which has been widely shared on social media. The women said they “100%” condemned the attack, while they felt the perpetrators should be dealt with accordingly. A recent …

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