'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week – TheJournal.ie

Minister Simon Harris said he’d discussed the matter with third-level institutions. Minister Simon Harris said he’d discussed the matter with third-level institutions.

SOME UNIVERSITIES IN Ireland are planning to offer short-term rentals of just one or two days a week to students who will be completing much of their studies online this year.

The third-level institutions are taking the measures to meet the “unprecedented situation” for students as they face into the upcoming academic year.

Earlier this week, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris urged student accommodation providers – both university-run and privately owned – to offer flexible options to students to reflect the changed landscape they face since the arrival of Covid-19.

Third-level institutions – like the country’s schools – closed on foot of guidance from the government in March as Covid-19 cases were beginning to increase sharply in the

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