NUI Galway will refund an entire year worth of tuition fees to current third and fourth year students on their BA Connect with Journalism course after students' complaints about the organisation of the course during the third year of the programme were upheld. The refund was confirmed to students on Monday last week 23 July, after a Student Complaints Board met in June … [Read more...] about NUIG refunds fees to students after complaints over course quality upheld
According to former NUI Galway president Dr James Browne the idea of free fees is “naïve”. He told the Irish Independent he sees a figure of €5,000 per annum as a starting point, with higher frees for science and engineering courses unless industry is willing to voluntarily subsidise the costs of those courses down to €5,000. The abolition of fees for higher level education … [Read more...] about Are “free fees” a pipe dream?
While typing the headline for this article, I stopped for a moment. Why am I questioning something which everybody I’ve talked to agrees with? We, as students, desire a third level education which provides us with career opportunities and without the burden of high fees each year. Past students faced the hike in student fees after the most recent economic crash, but now that … [Read more...] about Is free third-level education possible in Ireland?
The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) announced their plans for their national demonstration on Monday 26 September in St Stephen’s Green. The demonstration is set to take place on 19 October at the Garden of Remembrance and they are hopeful that it will draw up to 5000 students from across the country to take part. The demonstration centres on the Cassells report, or … [Read more...] about FEE FIGHT: USI to march for publicly funded third-level education
Students who are looking at repeat exams in August this year have been hit hard with an increase in fees, following an announcement by the university last week. … [Read more...] about Students outraged as NUI Galway raises repeat fees by €100