Cost of on-campus accommodation surpasses private rentals

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The cost of on-campus accommodation has risen above the cost of private rental accommodation for the first time, according to a survey of 600 parents of college students in Ireland, while the price of accommodation rental has remained the largest cost associated with third-level education …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 1 August]

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Chips are down over Punches Cross student apartments plan

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“No off licence or fast food outlets will be tolerated at a proposed student accommodation development at Punches Cross. That was the strong message from Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin at a special meeting in City Hall about the 100-apartment development this Monday …” (more)

[Alan Jacques, Limerick Post, 1 August]

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Families pay more than €35,000 for third level

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“With third-level education set to cost parents up to €35,320 over the course of a student’s studies, four in 10 parents fell into debt this year funding their child’s college expenses. New research shows that while the number of parents going into third-level related debt went down in 2019, 70% still consider the cost of their child’s tertiary studies to be a financial burden …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 1 August]

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If the Rising’s rebels had taken Trinity, might it today be called Pearse College Dublin?

Posted in Research on August 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“During Easter Week 1916 Michael Taaffe, a medical student, was part of the small garrison that defended Trinity College from insurgent attack. Half a century later he wrote down his memories of those turbulent days. ‘I had a nightmare vision of a last stand at the Library windows, ammunition spent, while a horde of rebels with fixed bayonets swept in line across the Fellows’ Garden’. This extract from Defending Trinity College Dublin explores how close Taaffe’s nightmare came to being realised …” (more)

[Rory Sweetman, Irish Times, 1 August]

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Four in 10 parents get into debt to pay for their children going to college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Parents of more than four in 10 college students fall into debt to fund their child’s third-level education, according to a new survey. The figures show an improvement in the financial burden since the same survey in 2018 but, nonetheless, 41% of parents run up an average debt of €1,400 over an academic year …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 1 August]

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