€16.5m to be allocated to widen access to higher education

Approximately 2,000 students will directly benefit from the funding, which targets those from disadvantaged backgrounds

 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


University heads support introduction of student loan scheme

Institutes of Technology said the scheme may be suitable for honours degree courses


Heads of Irish universities have expressed their support for the introduction of a student loan scheme to tackle the funding crisis in higher education at the Oireachtas Education Committee discussions yesterday,

However, representatives from Institutes of Technology (ITs) argued there


Students Against Fees holds its first public meeting of the academic year

Anti-fees group prepares to spread its message throughout the student body

NEWSStudents Against Fees (SAF), a group founded to oppose student loans and fee increases, held its first public meeting of the academic year last night. Members discussed issues such as mobilising the student body and preparing for the planned march …


Deputy-president of USI Annie Hoey announces USI presidential bid

Speaking to Trinity News, she outlined higher education funding as the number one priority should she be elected.


Annie Hoey, current deputy president and vice-president for equality and citizenship for the Union of Students Ireland (USI), announced on February 10 that she will be running for the role of USI president.

Speaking to Trinity News about her candidacy,

Motion to oppose increase in third level fees is passed

Five speakers on the motion all spoke in favour

This evening a motion to oppose the introduction of third level fees brought before Trinity Students’ Union Council, was passed by a comfortable margin.

This motion was brought to the council by the newly formed Students Against Fees Group, committed …


SU president: Rent increases will affect student grades

City centre rental costs have risen by more than 15%


Dublin rent hikes will have an impact on students’ grades and mental health, SU president Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne has warned.

Writing in the foreword to a report released today, he said that time spent commuting or working part-time to save