NUI Galway Students’ Union launches petition against 4% rent hike in on-campus accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway’s Students Union has set up an online petition calling on the university to revoke a 4% rent increase in on-campus accommodation. The group argues that by applying the maximum 4% increase in a rent pressure zone, the University is exploiting 19,000 students and their families who already cannot afford the rents they are forced to pay …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 18 February]

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UCC confirms 3% rent hike on campus accomodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is the latest third level institution to confirm it is increasing rents in campus accommodation. Students living in UCC-run accommodation will see their rents increase by 3% for the 2020/21 academic year …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 18 February]

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Students Protest Rent Increase and Interrupt University Management Meeting

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Various student groups have protested the recently announced rent hikes on campus. On Tuesday, February 18th, over one hundred students marched to UCD’s Tierney’s building. The protest coincided with a meeting of the University Management Team (UMT), who made the decision to increase the on-campus accommodation by 4% year on year for the next three years …” (more)

[Conor Capplis, College Tribune, 18 February]

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UCD students protest planned rent hikes at ‘most expensive on-campus accommodation’ in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Up to 100 students at UCD have held a protest over prospective rent hikes on the college campus. They are set to go up 12% over the next three years …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 18 February]

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Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin Hits Out at University Rent Increases

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin has written to university presidents seeking a meeting over ‘deeply disappointing’ rent increases that he says ‘are not recognising the spirit’ of new laws introduced to curb the price of student accommodation …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 17 February]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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NUIG Students’ Union hits out at the university over rent cost

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The NUI Galway students Union has hit out at the university over its decision to increase rent for on campus student accommodation. NUIG, DCU and UCD are all increasing the cost of their on campus accommodation by 4% – the maximum allowed by law …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 14 February]

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NUIG Hikes Rents by 4%, Following Lead of UCD and DCU

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has become the latest university to announce plans to increase on-campus rent prices by 4% for the next academic year, bringing the monthly cost of a single room to €750 …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 14 February]

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Students ‘outraged’ as universities blame rent increases on refurbishment and upgrades

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Universities that are raising rents for on-campus accommodation have said the rises are due to the refurbishment and upgrade of their student residencies. In a statement, DCU said it has an ‘ongoing refurbishment investment programme’ in its student residences …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 14 February]

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DCU campus accommodation rent set to increase next year

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“DCU campus accommodation is set to increase the cost of rent by 4% for the academic year 2020/2021. According to DCU Chief Operations Officer, Declan Raferty: ‘The pricing structure for DCU’s students residences is reviewed annually and for the next academic year… the prices will be increased by 4% …'” (more)

[Áine O’Boyle and Róisín Phelan, The College View, 12 February]

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Campus Rents Rocket: UCD to Increase Cost of On-Campus Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCD’s on-campus accommodation will increase by 4% year on year for the next three years. A premium of €1,000 on average will also be charged to the 1,000 newly built student bedrooms. This news was announced on February 5th by UCD Students’ Union …” (more)

[Conor Capplis, College Tribune, 12 February]

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Developer enters talks to build 216 student beds near UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Talks are underway which could see more than 200 student beds developed in a new apartment complex near UCC. Denis O’Brien Developments is seeking to build a 216-student bed complex at Orchard Road in the college area of the city …” (more)

[EchoLive, 6 February]

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Accommodation, University funding, healthcare and climate the key issues for the student voter ahead of GE 2020

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An unprecedented first Saturday election since 1918 raised some eyebrows when the starting gun was pulled on General Election 2020, with Leo Varadkar claiming that the public going to the polls later in the week makes it easier for parents, commuters and students to cast their vote …” (more)

[Paddy Henry, SIN, 6 February]

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UCD to increase campus rent by 12% over three years

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) will increase rents for its on-campus student accommodation by 12 per cent over the next three years, the maximum increase permitted under rent cap laws. The increase would see the cost of student accommodation on the Belfield campus rise to between €8,000 and €9,900 per year over the next three year …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 5 February]

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€400m Deal Struck for Five Dublin Student Accommodation Complexes

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In international student accommodation provider has acquired five student accommodation complexes in Dublin, including the Trinity-leased Kavanagh Court, in a €400 million deal …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 3 February]

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At Funding-Heavy Third-Level Debate, More Squabbles than Solutions

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Political discussions about higher education, it seems, are a bit like buses: you wait ages for one and then suddenly you have politicians and stakeholders in the same room, publicly debating how best to tackle the sector’s many issues …” (more)

[University Times, 2 February]

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Student accommodation discussions key focus for new city development plan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The provision of student accommodation in Cork is a key focus of talks between city planners and the city’s third-level institutions as work starts of the drafting of a new city development plan. The city council said the series of engagements are ‘background research’ ahead of the formal preparation later this year of a draft development plan – the first to include the expanded city region …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 15 January]

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