Monday, 25th September 2017
Social media Waterford Today on Twitter Waterford Today on Facebook

Waterford IT Students’ Union have called on Senators to support a Labour private members motion this Wednesday rejecting any move to implement an income-contingent loan scheme but instead to publicly invest in third level education.

Waterford IT Students’ Union President Michael Murphy said, “A decision to go ahead with an income-contingent loan scheme will increase emigration and sends a clear message to our future students: take your €20,000 debt, your degree, and get out. Many students here in WIT are on the grant and are struggling to get by - they don’t need this kind of debt weighing them down when they graduate. Education is a public good and should be invested in as such”.

2nd year HC Legal Studies student, Lauren Hayde, said “The only way I would have been able to go to college was if I took out a student loan and I did. I had to take out a €3,000 loan which just covered my accommodation for the year. Taking out this loan has not only left me with a financial burden it has also left my parents with one as if I cannot afford to pay back the monthly repayments of €60 which doesn't sound like an awful lot - but to a student who cannot find summer work it may as well be hundreds my parents are left to pay it. I took this loan out over 5 years and will be left with this debt once I graduate, so therefore if I am lucky enough to get a job straight out of college the money earned will just go back to paying off this loan. If I had the choice to never take out a loan I wouldn't.”.

On October 19th, 12,000 people took to the streets against income contingent loans and in favour of publicly funded higher education. The union has emphasised a 363% increase in the student contribution charge from €825 to €3000 while state funding has dropped almost 40%, from €1.4 billion to about €860 million is a failed attempt to plug the funding gap.

Facebook

Letters to the Editor

  • OUR VIEW

    Focus on Dementia – First Steps following a diagnosisThis is the fifth article in our "Focus on Dementia" series and this week we look at what to do if you or a loved one is diagnosed with dementia. Here's what you need to know.What is dementia?Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that damage the nerve cells in the brain. Common symptoms may include difficulties with thinking and language, problem-solving and the carrying out of everyday tasks, as well as issues with memory loss and ch …

    read more »

Weekly Poll

ankara escort pendik escort pendik escort kartal escort pendik escort ataköy escort ataköy escort mersin escort mersin escort ankara escort ankara escort bayan ankara escort bayan ankara escort beşiktaş escort istanbul travesti ankara escort ankara escort bayan ankara escort eskisehir suriyeli escort bayan sinirsiz escort sisli escort esenyurt escort istanbul escort istanbul escort sex hikayeleri kurtkoy escort paykasa bozdurma paykasa bozdurma astropay bozdurma paykasa paykasa paykasa bozdurma paykasa astropay bozdurma justin kart bitcoin bozdurma paykasa bozum paykasa kart bozdurma paykasa bozdurma yüksek kur güvenli paykasa bozdurma seo bft türkiye seksiyonel kapı yükleme rampası Dış cephe mantolama otomasyon sistemleri maltepe escort maltepe escort ataşehir escort Kurtköy Escort pendik escort kartal escort kurtköy escort ataşehir escort ümraniye escort kurtköy escort kadıköy escort kurtköy escort ofis taşıma evden eve nakliyat gebze evden eve nakliyat şehirlerarası nakliyat ofis taşıma evden eve nakliye evden eve nakliye Evden Eve Nakliyat sarıyer evden eve nakliyat evden eve nakliyat evden eve nakliyat kartal escort ateşehir escort kurtköy escort pendik escort maltepe escort tipobet escort kartal viagra hapı
wso shell url tara mass alexa sorgula base64 decode hacklink satış wordpress themes youtube mp3 download eskişehir escort escort eskişehir