UCD students to protest against campus rent increases

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students in University College Dublin (UCD) are to demonstrate over a decision by the university to increase on-campus accommodation rents by 12% over the next three years. The UCD students’ union is to hold a rally on the south Dublin campus at 9:15am on Tuesday morning in the student centre over the rent increase …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 17 February]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Students’ Union ‘outraged’ at NUI Galway rent hike

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The NUI Galway Students’ Union have expressed outrage at an increase in on-campus accommodation, describing it as a ‘barrier to access to education’. From September, a single room at the Goldcrest student accommodation will cost €750 a month after the cost was increased by 4% – the maximum allowed in a rent-pressure zone …” (more)

[Joel Slattery, Irish Examiner, 17 February]

Tags: , ,

Eoin Ó Broin seeks meeting with Universities on rising student accommodation costs

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing Eoin Ó Broin TD has written to the Presidents of University College Dublin, Dublin City University, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Limerick University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork requesting a meeting to discuss plans to increase on-campus student accommodation charges by up to 4% per year …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 17 February]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

University Accommodation Cost

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Joanna Siewierska, President of UCD Students Union, talks to Mary about the rise in the cost of student accommodation …” (mp3)

[RTÉ – Drivetime, 17 February]

Tags: , , , ,

Students Just Helped Jolt Irish Politics. Third-Level May Not Benefit

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The results of last week’s general election have been widely called sensational. With the historical duopoly of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael shattered, most commentators have proclaimed this election a harbinger of a new political era. Sinn Féin’s surge won’t necessarily have delighted all students: while some will consider it a promising left-wing alternative to an unsatisfactory status quo, others may be suspicious of its historical links to violent Republicanism …” (more)

[University Times, 16 February]

Tags:

Students who complain about abuse on campus are being ‘wokesmeared’

Posted in Legal issues on February 17th, 2020 by steve

“Far from being hotbeds of political correctness, universities are ignoring victims of sexual harassment, racism and bullying …” (more)

[Nesrine Malik, Guardian, 16 February]

Tags:

Irish students forced to turn to sex work as rent and college fees soar, claims activist

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Soaring rents and course fees are forcing Irish students to turn to sex work, a leading activist has claimed. Director of Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI), Kate McGrew, revealed last night that the group are now visiting universities to offer advice to students who are considering becoming sex workers …” (more)

[Mark O’Brien, Dublin Live, 16 February]

Tags: ,