‘Access to third level isn’t on merit. It’s a lottery based on which family you were born into’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“As a Trade Union activist and a former Union organiser I was incredibly heartened by the successful fight which the Trinity College Students Union (TDSU) took last month against the introduction of a repeat exam fee of €450. This latest battle went to the very heart of what is really the ‘Americanisation’ of third level education in Ireland …” (more)

[Paul Gavan, TheJournal.ie, 21 April]

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Senator slams Trinity College’s introduction of ‘cruel’ €450 supplement exam fee

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Senator Paul Gavan has spoken out against the decision by Trinity College Dublin to introduce a supplement exam fee of €450. Senator Gavan has called on the University, attended by hundreds of Donegal students, to reverse their decision …” (more)

[Elaine McCallig, Donegal Daily, 11 March]

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Students are being priced out of Third Level Education – Senator Paul Gavan

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 7th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Education in the Seanad, Senator Paul Gavan, has spoken out against the decision by Trinity College Dublin to introduce a supplement exam fee of €450. Senator Gavan, has called on the University to reverse their decision in the best interests of those students already struggling to financially survive Third Level Education …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 7 March]

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