Student Life

What I learned by changing course

October 11, 2017

There is no way to prepare someone for university – unless, like me, you take a very expensive trial run. Most students are very young (84 per cent of Leaving Certificate students applied for college places

National News

PAC to investigate SUSI as €4 million is overpaid to students

April 22, 2015

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will soon examine the feasibility of the national student grant system, SUSI, as news has emerged that €4 million was overpaid to students who weren’t eligible for the payment. Finnian Curran reports.

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University News

Ballyfermot students petition for grants

March 6, 2013

Almost 1,000  people have signed a petition aimed at getting level 8 degree courses in Ballyfermot College recognized by the Irish grant system. Ballyfermot’s BA in Media Production Management is awarded through DCU and so

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University News

Over 3,000 students await grant decision

March 6, 2013

More than 3,000 students are still waiting for their grant application to be processed by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). With less than three months left before the end of the academic year, the centralised

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University News

Quinn increases Student Assistant Fund by €3 million

February 6, 2013

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn recently announced the allocation of an extra €3 million to the Student Assistant Fund, which is available to students suffering from financial difficulty. The injection will bring the

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Student Life

Loss of Hope at the Hands of SUSI

December 12, 2012

Every person has the fundamental right to an education. So what’s putting both young and older people off the idea of studying at third level these days? With the release of another harsh budget, financial

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DCU News

First year drop out rates

December 12, 2012

Forty eight first year students have dropped out of their DCU courses so far this year, according to Aisling McKenna of the President’s Office. The main reasons given for cancellation of registration were people “changing

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DCU News

Students give their view on the grant system

November 28, 2012

A survey carried out by The College View has found that of the 47% of students who applied for a maintenance grant this year, 42% have received their first payment. A further 17% have received a letter

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University News

Minister Burton addresses grant delay problems

November 28, 2012

Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton told DCU students the grant application system should be open earlier to avoid delays in grant payments to students. The Minister addressed a branch meeting of Labour DCU last