1 in 3 Galway students commuting to college this year

Posted in Life on November 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A recent survey published in the Connacht Tribune shows that 1 in 3 students are commuting to college in Galway. The survey was carried out with students of NUI Galway and Galway–Mayo Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Cathriona Coleman, SIN, 11 November]

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‘It is dreadful’ – meet the students travelling up to six hours a day just to go to college

Posted in Life on June 18th, 2018 by steve

“As the price of rent continues to rise, more and more students are choosing to commute long distances to college every day. From studying to socialising, the life of a student can be busy and jam-packed. While many can go straight home nearby after lectures to cook and sleep, other students face a two to three-hour bus journey back home …” (more)

[Rachel Farrell, Independent, 17 June]

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UCD receive over €400,000 from parking permits

Posted in Governance and administration on November 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“UCD have received €413,795.60 net revenue from the sale of parking permits from August 2015 to September 2016. This does not include the €125,057.73 revenue from parking meters from September 2015 to August 2016. The permits were introduced last year to ‘to ensure that car parking is only used by members of the University community and as a means of controlling demand’ according to UCD commuting services …” (more)

[Roisin Guyett-Nicholson, University Observer, 29 November]

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Insurance crisis for commuting students

Posted in Life on September 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The accommodation crisis currently sweeping through Ireland’s third level students means that for some, commuting to college from their family home via car or public transport is the only viable option. ‘Commuter culture’ often has the effect of creating a 9-5 way of life in universities, meaning students are regularly forced to miss out on activities offered after lectures end …” (more)

[Michelle Beazley, Irish Times, 29 September]


75% of UCD students and staff either walk, cycle or use public transport to get there

Posted in Life on January 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Three quarters of University College Dublin (UCD) students and staff either walk, cycle or use public transport to get to Belfield, it has emerged …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 27 January]

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Education, the 21st Century and Traffic

Posted in Life on October 8th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Crawling through Ballymun today it occurred to me how little has changed despite ‘The 21st Century’. As the economy recovers there is a noticeable increase in traffic volumes especially at rush hour …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 8 October]

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