Tag: 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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10.5% percent of SUSI grants refused in 2017

Just over 90,000 students received a college grant between January 2017 and September 2017 according to figures released by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that between January 2017 and September 2017, 100,955 students applied for the grant. A total of 10,623 applicants were refused. These applications

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UCD the most expensive college in the country to repeat an exam

UCD students pay up to €230 to re-sit supplemental exams – higher than any other college in the country. Most of the universities listed above operate a capping system, whereby students are limited in how much they will have to pay. NUI Galway, even though they are the second most expensive, charge a flat fee so

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A catch up with Enda McGrattan, AKA Aunty Ben

Better known to the patrons of the George as Lady Veda Beaux Reves, Enda McGrattan is now also the star of Ireland’s very first LGBT play for children, Aunty Ben. The City caught up with McGrattan to discuss the play and Ireland’s changing attitudes to gender politics. Tell us a little bit more about Aunty

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Budget 2016: A student’s view

With this week’s Budget still fresh in the minds of many across the country, how are the measures announced going to affect the third level students of Ireland? Cian Gaffney is a final year Religion, History and Teaching student in Mater Dei who had this to say about the Budget as a whole: “I do think the budget was technically

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