9th November 2006 12:05 pm
The Student Movement in
New UCAS figures last month revealed a dramatic 16.7% drop in the number of applicants accepted to
Meanwhile, the number of students coming to study in
Overall President, Aoibheann Fearon said: “This is part of our on-going campaign to get a better deal for students. It is important that we address these issuues, not only for current students but also for future school leavers.” NUS-USI Convenor Colleen Dowdall said: “Student Leaders from across
NUS-USI Convenor Colleen Dowdall said: “Student Leaders from across
“The introduction of top-up fees of up to £3,000 a year has heightened the problems that tuition fees ushered in. The name of our campaign, Admission: Impossible, reflects the devastating reality for thousands of young people who feel forced to choose between going to university and earning money to support themselves.
“For students attending university, the burden of escalating fees means they are now forced to juggle studying with around 20 hours a week of paid work. This can have a detrimental effect on students’ grades and may have mental health consequences."
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