Universities and USI criticise Budget

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed its disappointment with the Government’s budget last week for failing to address the number issues facing the third-level education sector …” (more)

[College Tribune, 19 October]

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USI defends budget response following De Rís criticism

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has denied allegations that its recent housing campaign has pushed its stance against fees to the sidelines, and that it had a weak response to Budget 2019. In an email to Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union President Shane De Rís and other SU sabbatical officers from USI affiliated unions, USI President Síona Cahill outlined that …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 11 October]

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‘Grossly inadequate’ USI reacts to proposed allocation for third level – Budget 2019

Posted in Governance and administration on October 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“According to the 2016 Cassells Report, Higher Education in Ireland requires €600 million a year in funding up until 2024 just to maintain current standards, yet this morning Government have proposed just €300 million investment into HE in Budget 2019 up to 2024 …” (more)

[USI, 9 October]

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Students Plan Trump Protest

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Students are ‘likely’ to protest US President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland in November, according to leaders of students’ unions and activist groups. In an email statement to The University Times, the President of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), Síona Cahill said …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 10 September]

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USI urges homeowners to open their door to students

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“USI is calling on homeowners with a spare room in their home to open their door to students in need of accommodation. To promote the Homes For Study initiative, a major promotional campaign is now underway across Ireland …” (more)

[USI, 1 August]

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USI condemns TCD attempt to break international and postgrad fees agreement

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is deeply concerned that senior management in Trinity College Dublin may have reneged on an agreement with their Students’ Union that guaranteed that international non-EU and postgraduate multi-year fees would not rise …” (more)

[USI, 27 July]

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