UCD students to protest against campus rent increases – The Irish Times

Students in University College Dublin (UCD) are to demonstrate over a decision by the university to increase on-campus accommodation rents by 12 per cent over the next three years.

The UCD students’ union is to hold a rally on the south Dublin campus at 9:15am on Tuesday morning in the student centre over the rent increase.

Students’ union president Joanna Siewierska said the protest would coincide with a meeting of the university management team, which would be discussing the campus rent increases.

Ms Siewierska said the students’ union is “outraged” by the decision to increase rents by 4 per cent a year for the next three years.

The protest will call for the proposed increases to be scrapped. And it will also call on the university to introduce a financial assistance scheme for students struggling to afford their rent in the private market.

“We are showing the university management team

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