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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|
|Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local News|
|Keywords:Student Grants, Assistance Funds, DCU, Budget, Third Level|
|Creator:Near FM||Publisher:Near FM|