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December 12, 2016 TCDSU Presidents’ Foreword to the Education Committee

Dear Chair and members of the Education Committee, Thank you for allowing me to speak to you today. I am speaking on behalf of the 17,000 students I represent in Trinity, but also as a student who graduated last week, having undergone a four year course. I was lucky to have received the SUSI grant […]

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December 12, 2016 USI Addresses Oireachtas Education & Skills Committee

The President of the Union of Students, Annie Hoey, has given evidence to the joint Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee, setting out the student movement’s position on higher education funding. Read the position paper here Hoey, who was joined by Kieran McNulty, President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union and Jane Hayes Nally, the president of […]

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December 12, 2016 USI President Annie Hoey – Speech to the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on the Funding of Higher Education

Today, I sit before you as the voice of 354,000 students from across the island of Ireland who are calling on this Committee to make the brave decision and introduce a publicly funded higher education system. I am here as the spokesperson for students, staff and teachers who formed the Coalition for Publicly Funded Higher […]

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October 27, 2016 IFUT rejects student loans and supports USI demand for adequate education funding

Mike Jennings, General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) said that IFUT fully backs the USI demonstration against underfunding of third-level and proposals to introduce student loans. Rejecting student loans, Mike Jennings said that “in Australia the National Tertiary Education Union points out that student loans take over 23 years to repay […]

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October 18, 2016 National Youth Council of Ireland, EQUATE, and INMO back USI’s National Demo in favour of Publicly-Funded 3rd Level Education (Oct 17, 2016)

The Union of Students in Ireland expect up to 5,000 students to join their national demonstration march this Wednesday, the 19th October, to warn the government of the impact of income contingent loans on students and young people. The National Parents Council PostPrimary, NYCI (National Youth Council of Ireland), EQUATE, TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland), Dundalk […]

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September 30, 2016 The Coalition for Publicly Funded Higher Education call for immediate governmental investment in third level education sector

The Coalition for Publicly Funded Higher Education, a group comprising of USI, SIPTU, IFUT, IMPACT and TUI is urging all political parties to support the publicly-funded third level education option put forward in the Cassells report, and to avoid an income-contingent loan scheme option. 70% of the 2015 college graduates in the UK are not […]

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September 25, 2016 USI to annouce their national demo expected to draw 5,000 students across Ireland (Sept 26, 2016)

The Union of Students in Ireland will announce their national demonstration at 8am at the Stephen’s Green main entrance, opposite Stephen’s Green shopping centre, on Monday the 26th September. The national demonstration, which is expected to draw over 5,000 students from across Ireland, will take place on the 19th October. USI are urging students from […]

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September 20, 2016 58% of Students Miss Meals to Stay in College (Jun 13, 2016)

58.1% of students miss meals to stay in college, according to new research released today by the Union of Students in Ireland who had more than 870 responses to a national survey of students. More than a third (38.7%) of students said they go hungry to fund or stay in college while 34.2% said they […]

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September 20, 2016 87% of students fear having to drop out of college because of cost of education (un 22, 2016)

87% of students fear having to drop out of college because of cost of education, according to new research released today by the Union of Students in Ireland who had more than 870 responses to a national survey of students. 74.3% of students have thought about dropping out because of the cost of education and […]

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September 20, 2016 60% of Parents Get into Debt Funding Third Level Education (Aug 18, 2016)

The Union of Students in Ireland said they are against the introduction of a student loan scheme and said the Cassells Report must push forward publicly-funded higher education. USI stated that the funding option for a publicly-funded higher education is the only option that keeps social mobility on a level playing field, strengthens the economy, reduces […]

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