DCU students from rural Ireland on what it would take to return home

Posted in Life on January 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“What would it take to make you move back home? Many third-level students from regional communities who attend Dublin City University say they would love to make a living close to family and friends. But few see any credible chance of making a living in the towns and villages where they grew up …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 23 January]

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Students from Rural Backgrounds will be Disproportionately Affected by the Loan Scheme if Brought in after General Election

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland has warned that young people from rural backgrounds will be disproportionately affected by the loan scheme if brought in after the upcoming General Election. If the new proposed loan scheme comes into effect this will mean changes to the current grant system that have a negative impact on families from rural backgrounds …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 15 January]

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Being a rural student in Trinity is hard

Posted in Life on December 29th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Fast-forward a few years and you are one of them. You’ve perfected your own brand of shabby chic fashion. You spend hours each day in hipster coffee shops, drinking overpriced blends that you hadn’t even heard of before you moved to the city, and discussing the newest cult TV show …” (more)

[Doireann Ní Chonghaile, Trinity News, 29 December]

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‘Rural teenagers need more 
supports in third level’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 20th, 2014 by steve

“Students from rural backgrounds are often put off third-level education by distance and cost but it’s the lack of emotional and academic support which is another major factor, a principal has said …” (more)

[Greg Harkin, Independent, 20 August]

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