Graduate Entry Medicine Students Vote to Withhold Tuition Fees in Protest of Further Fee-Increases

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Graduate Entry Medicine students have called on UCD to reduce tuition fees and are demanding a freeze on future increases. A majority of the current GEM class have elected to withhold fees in protest of these increases. The tuition fees currently stand at €16,290 for Irish students, and €55,140 for non-EU students …” (more)

[Mahnoor Choudhry, College Tribune, 27 October]

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We are ‘cash cows’ for Irish universities, say international students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“International students attending college in Ireland have told the Irish Examiner they feel like they were lured here by universities to generate profit, with many of them now stuck in Ireland unable to return home, and without the campus experience they came here for …” (more)

[Aine Kenny, Irish Examiner, 27 October]

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Harris to Announce Funding for 14,000 College Places With Reduced Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Some 14,000 higher-education places without fees or with reduced fees will be made available to help support workers affected by coronavirus restrictions, RTÉ News has reported. Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris is due to announce €30 million in funding to support part-time or postgraduate college places …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 27 October]

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Uni Life: Charleville student shines in new college TV series

Posted in Life on October 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A young woman from the Traveller community in Cork who is the first in her family to progress to third-level education features in a new documentary about access to higher education …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 27 October]

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Tourists and renters to be permitted in student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Permission has been granted to convert up to 1,600 student accommodation beds across Dublin city into tourist or short-term worker apartments for the current academic year. The decision by Dublin City Council to allow five purpose-built student facilities to be used for holiday or general rental was described by Labour Senator Maire Sherlock as setting a ‘dangerous precedent for co-living by the back door …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 27 October]

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