‘All of the costs, fewer benefits’ — Student Unions’ outrage over high third level fees despite COVID – Extra.ie

Student unions across Ireland have expressed their outrage as universities and colleges intend to keep registration fees high despite the impact of COVID-19 on third level education.

Most Irish universities have already shared plans to introduce remote learning, allowing students to visit campus on a part-time basis, while still looking to charge full €3,000 annual fees and even further fees on top of that.

While it looks like nothing can be done before the college year begins, student unions are already making plans to take care of their students and fighting for some drastic changes to the system.

Student unions across Ireland are campaigning for third-level colleges and universities to consider lowering registration fees ahead of the new academic year due to COVID-19. Pic: Shutterstock

Speaking to Extra.ie, UCD Student Union President Conor Anderson said UCD ‘made it absolutely clear that they were not considering any kind of

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