'Should I stay or should I go now?' Fee support extended for EU students Q&A: The Irish border Brexit backstop With the application cycle beginning for 2020, DE has moved to provide certainty over finance for EU applicants including those from the Republic of Ireland. … [Read more...] about No tuition fee rise for EU students starting university in NI
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The analysis of student flows between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in higher education has just been published jointly by the Republic's Department of Education and Skills (DES) and Northern Ireland's Department for the Economy (DfE). … [Read more...] about Drop in Republic of Ireland students in Northern Ireland
Drop in Republic of Ireland students in NI NI students aim to stay in Dublin after Brexit They pay a "student contribution" fee of €3,000 (£2,700) a year towards their tuition, the same as their counterparts from Ireland and the EU. … [Read more...] about NI students in limbo over Irish tuition fees
The University of Warwick is one of a number of Universities of Sanctuary welcoming students seeking asylum, and offers up to four undergraduate scholarships for asylum seeker students not eligible for student loans, while the University of Nottingham offers £1,000 a year to refugees eligible for loans, in recognition of the extra challenges they face. … [Read more...] about Refugees lose friends, money, home – ‘only knowledge lasts’
This week’s train fare rise announcement was political folly on a grand scale, after June’s train timetable fiasco left tens of thousands of trains cancelled. Fares have risen at twice the pace of wages, up 42%, pay up just 18% since 2008, with driver shortages, short trains and customers short-changed by the some of the most expensive fares in the world. A Peterborough to Kings Cross season ticket costs £6,540 a year while in Germany a BahnCard 100 buys a year’s travel anywhere for £3,840. Meanwhile, fuel tax has been frozen for seven years. … [Read more...] about These rail fare rises are a step too far. Why don’t commuters rise up?