Rebecca Gorman

President
Overall

Budget 2021 - No Substantial Support for Disadvantaged Students

The budget was announced by the Government this week. Sadly, there has been no efforts made to decrease the widening gaps of equality in our society, with students and workers left at the bottom of the list of their priorities.

The key points for students include:

  • €250 is set to be given back to all full time undergraduate students. This is a once-off payment, and far off from the immediate €500 permanent reduction of fees for all students. 
  • Increase in the threshold and rate for the SUSI postgraduate grant.                     
  • A full review of the SUSI grant system - reviews are grand, but not if immediate extra funding is allocated to the overstretched system. 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE OVER ON TUDSU.TV HERE

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