Approximately 2,000 students will directly benefit from the funding, which targets those from disadvantaged backgroundsAisling Grace
The government has announced plans to allocate €16.5m in funding for new initiatives to help increase access to third level education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Approximately 2,000 students will directly benefit from the funding. The groups it aims to …
A rise in income may have led many to believe they might be above the income threshold in applying for financial aidCian Mac Lochlainn
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 …
Sean Egan, chair of Students Against Fees, argues that students need to mobilise to offer a real challenge to the introduction of student loansEditor
“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 …
TCDSU President set up lobby group to create further opposition to Cassells Report and student loan recommendationsRobyn Page-Cowman
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 …
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.Patrick Higgins
Social Democrats candidates have warned traditional parties to “beware the young vote” at yesterday’s launch of their youth manifesto.
Rises to the student contribution charge, despite the Labour party’s 2011 manifesto commitment to keeping it at the original rate of …
Just 24 percent of first year students in Trinity are on grants compared to a national average for universities of 36 percentJulie Farrell
Trinity has been highlighted as having the lowest number of students in receipt of the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant out of all higher education institutions nationwide according to new figures published by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).
A number of dental nursing and dental hygiene students at Trinity College and University College Cork have had their grants withdrawn with immediate effect by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). SUSI is also considering suspending financial …