Category: Education

No need for €1,000 student fee increase

Calls from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (PER) to increase third level fees by at least €1,000 appear unjustified when recent university figures are taken into account. University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland’s largest university, reported a surplus of over €20 million for the year ending September 2016, an increase of €2.3 million from

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Number of students receiving grants up almost 19,000 since 2013

The number of third-level students that have received financial grants over the past five years has risen by 18,778 in Ireland. According to figures provided by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), the number of students that have received financial grants rose from 60,022 in the academic year 2013-2014 to 78,778 in the academic year 2016-2017.

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#AskConsent campaign a success but a legal definition of consent is still required

In mid-September, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) launched its #AskConsent campaign in conjunction with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the White Ribbon Campaign. Funded by Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, the three week educational campaign aimed to help people understand that sex without

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