Lack of part-time work to hit students

Ireland“A shortage of part-time work may be affecting students’ ability to put themselves through college, despite a fall in rent and other costs. A 17% fall in rents in the past year has helped reduce the overall costs for those who are at college away from home by almost 8%, according to a survey for Dublin Institute of Technology. It shows that students will also benefit from the continuing drop in food prices of around 26% in the year to June, bringing the likely cost of a year in college to just under €7,800 …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 18 August]


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