Galway TDs Call for Review of NUIG Repeat Exam Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Galway TDs have called for NUI Galway (NUIG) to review its €295 repeat exam fee, in light of the complications that the coronavirus caused for students sitting exams this year. The university has come under fire from NUI Galway Students’ Union (NUIGSU) over the exam fee, which NUIGSU said should be waived this year …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 14 July]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2020 by steve

IrelandAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider introducing a means-tested intervention to assist student accommodation providers that may not be able to reimburse students for the time they will not be using student accommodation due to Covid-19 restrictions which would allow students to end their tenancy early without financial penalty; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 27 May]

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Third-level students forced to sleep rough due to accommodation crisis, TD claims

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2018 by steve

“At least 50 third-level students will be forced to sleep rough in September in Galway due to a lack of accommodation available, a TD has claimed. Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte has alleged that she knows of 22 students who slept in Eyre Square at the beginning of the last academic year as they were unable to find somewhere to live …” (more)

[Payu Tiwari, Independent, 5 July]

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