The “College View” From DCU – 2013

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AOIFE MULLEN, editor of “The College View” in Dublin City University joins Sabrina Ryan.

Aoife speaks about issues affecting students, beginning with the affect of recent budget changes to Jobseekers benefit for people under 24, and €25million being cut from third level education. As a result of the latter, the contribution fee which students pay each college year is increasing by €250. Aoife says many of her colleagues plan to leave the country when they graduate.

They move on to discuss the referendum to abolish the Seanad which was defeated.

Aoife speaks about maintenance grant payment delays tells some stories about students making do whilst waiting for the funds to arrive. There has been a 40% increase in applications for help from the student assistance fund in 2013.

Duration: 13'14" DATE: October 21, 2013
Interviewer:Sabrina Ryan
Producer:Sabrina Ryan
Interviewee:Aoife Mullen
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local News
Keywords:Student Grants, Assistance Funds, DCU, Budget, Third Level
LocationDublin,Ireland Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20131021_NST_002
Rights:Creative Commons License
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