New once-off contingency fund for access services announced

The €1.9 million funding will go directly to the delivery of access and support services to assist target groups of students

In a press release earlier this morning, the Department of Further and Higher Education announced the creation of a Covid-19 contingency fund for the sector’s access and support services. 

The €1.9 million funding is aiming to help deliver much-needed support


USI commemorates World Mental Health Day with a letter to Minister Harris

The letter is thanking the government for ongoing funding, but once again calling for “annual, sustainable funding for this important area”

With today being World Mental Health Day 2020, the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) have written a letter of action to the Minister of Further and Higher Education Simon Harris, alongside Minister of Health,Stephen Donnelly and Minister of State