College students have always been pinned as some of the most progressive in society. Universities attract bright people, who, for the most part, are ambitious and motivated to work. They are places that foster political activism and encourage liberal stances on social issues. Just over a month ago, an overwhelming majority of DCU students voted in favour of the SU taking a pro-choice position on abortion.
The number of students seeking financial support from charities has risen, according to a recent Campus.ie article.
DCU students and DCU SU reacted differently to today’s budget, which saw the first increase in Ireland’s expenditure since 2009.