As you may have noticed, there has been a €7 levy added to your student contribution fee.
The reason for this is that you are a member of the Union of Students of Ireland (USI). In May 2013, a referendum was held by MTU Cork Students’ Union to decide whether or not we would re-affiliate with USI after a 15 year exodus. The results of this referendum were conclusive, with approximately 85% of students being in favour of re-affiliation.
So you may ask why be part of USI? How will it ever affect me and my college experience? Without throwing out generic catch-phrases and buzzwords, here is the value we believe you are getting from USI Membership: