Director of Student Support and Development, Dr Claire Bohan has defended the increase in the charge to see the on-campus doctor saying it is in-line with other Irish universities, despite most Irish universities having no charge.
“The stance puts me in a position whereby when I say it to people they laugh at me and that’s the reality. It was an idealistic vote but it’s what we voted and it’s what stance I have to bring to people when asked”, he revealed. Ciara Moore reports.
The ‘Defend the University’ campaign held a forum at DCU recently, calling on the government to back-track before the Irish university system becomes tied to economic or political interests, as Darragh McGrath reports.
Upset residents have vented their frustration with the anti-social behaviour of some students, which will lead to the tightening of security and puts the campus bar licence in jeoporady, as Ciara Moore and Garrett Lavin report.
Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT are soon to submit plans to the Higher Education Authority, bringing the establishment of the South-East’s new Technical University another step closer, as Elaine Carroll reports.