Dylan Scully and Jonathan Deane take an in-depth look at the implications of introducing tuition fees in Ireland by investigating some of the different systems of funding higher education that exist abroad
The debate about the best way to fund higher level education in Ireland has recently been reignited, with Fine Gael pledging to introduce a student loan scheme for third-level education if the party is returned to government. The scheme has …
It’s time for us to take our place in the international student movement against austerity and the corporatisation of our universities.
The current sabbatical elections come at a pivotal time for the Irish student movement. The Cassells Report on funding Irish higher education is, according to all reports, set to recommend a student loans system accompanied by an increase in fees. …
This comes after the majority of candidates signed pledges promising to oppose fees if elected at a small SAF rally on Monday.
The current sabbatical officers of Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) have been criticised by some candidates in the SU elections for failing to adequately support Students Against Fees (SAF), a group established to oppose the introduction of student fees …
College spend €2.8 million on external consultants to “change management”, during critical period of budget cuts for student services.
Final figures on Trinity College’s external consultancy fees, released earlier this month, show that the university spent €2.8 million to “change management”, over €2.1 million on financial and information systems, and over €91,000 on new graphic profile, during the three …
A second motion calling for the SU to oppose student loans is likely.
Following last week’s defeat of a motion calling for Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) to oppose student loans a group of students who are not part of the SU council are considering bringing a second similar motion or referendum …
President Lynn Ruane introduced the motion in anticipation of the Cassells report on higher education funding
A mandate proposed by SU president Lynn Ruane at Tuesday’s Council asking the union to oppose student loans was defeated by a small margin.
The mandate was proposed in response to widespread speculation that some form of student loans and …
Aonghus Ó Cochláin
An increasing neoliberal approach to third-level education has put universities at “the very centre of the production of social inequality,” the co-founder of the Campaign for the Public University in the UK, John Holmwood, warned …