Drop in SUSI grant applications

College grant applications have seen a drop in compared to recent years, a total of 87,738 claims were made for support for fees and living expenses, which was 0.3% less than last year’s figure.   An increase in Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) applications was to be expected. When the Minister for Education and Skills, […]

Why we need Students Against Fees

  “Has posing nicely in the press shots of politicians, building CVs and passing well-meaning motions with little promise of meaningful struggle loosened the financial noose around Irish students’ necks?”   Students against Fees (SAF) was created in response to a failure emblematic of the state of Irish student politics. Last year a group of […]

New plan for higher education funding will be implemented by end of 2017

According to the government’s ‘Action Plan for Education’, higher education funding will be decided upon and implemented by late 2017.   There are plans to replace the SUSI grant system and create a new financial ‘structure’ for primary, secondary and third-level education in Ireland. Taoiseach Enda Kenny, along with Minister for Education and Skills Richard […]

Social Democrats’ warning to government parties to “beware the young vote” not reflected in Trinity students’ poll results

While parties such as the Social Democrats are relying on Ireland’s young demographic to challenge government powers, Fine Gael was the most popular party among Trinity students, according to a recent poll.

Trinity revealed to have the lowest number of students in receipt of student grants

Just 24 percent of first year students in Trinity are on grants compared to a national average for universities of 36 percent

Grants withdrawn from nursing and dental hygiene students

Students may have to repay previous payments as grants for certain students are cancelled.

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