UCD medical students withhold fees in protest at fee increases

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“More than 70% of Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) students in University College, Dublin are withholding fees in protest over further fee increases and disruptions to learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fees have increased year-on-year since 2017 for such students and now stand at €16,290 for Irish students and €55,140 for non-EU students, representing an increase of €1,000 and €3,000 respectively since 2017 …” (more)

[Jade Wilson, Irish Times, 31 October]

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Students issued with letter to present to Gardaí when travelling to College

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students were today issued with a letter that they are to present to Gardaí should they be stopped and questioned when travelling into College or to placement sites. The letter must be presented alongside a valid Trinity student ID …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 30 October]

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Students face a different connection issue: isolation

Posted in Life on October 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Throughout 2020, work, education, and social lives have been moved online for the majority of the population of this country. Everyone will be familiar with connection issues at this stage; the Wi-Fi dropping, audio or video issues, computers crashing in the middle of important classes or meetings …” (more)

[Ciarán van Dam, Limerick Voice, 30 October]

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