Lack of clarity around college timetables will trigger a hectic accommodation scramble for students this month.
lended learning will mean most students spending a lot less time on campuses this academic year, attending for only selected classes.
Universities will make online lectures a key part of the learning process this coming year.
But detailed timetables for all courses stating how many days a week a student will have to be on campus have yet to be released.
With colleges officially starting on September 28, most universities are planning to publish their full timetables mid-September, giving students less than two weeks to find accommodation for the year, if they need it.
Union of Students in Ireland (USI) President Lorna Fitzpatrick said this was a “massive” issue. The union has been contacted by many students with concerns as to whether they should sign leases before seeing their timetables.
“Students are due to