Archive for conferring fee

Conferring fee delay welcome but outright abolition needed

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 11 May 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the decision by UCC management to delay the introduction of the €65 conferring fee, saying that ‘While the delay is welcome, outright abolition of the fee is necessary. ‘This conferring fee is a penal tax on students and their families who have worked hard throughout their college lives …’” (more)

[, 11 May]


UCC to delay introduction of €65 conferring fee

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 May 2010 by Steve

“Students at University College Cork have welcomed the cancellation of a controversial planned €65 fee for graduates attending summer conferrings. However, college management said it will still be seeking to impose a charge for attendance at the events in the academic year starting next autumn …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 May]

We did it – together

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 May 2010 by Steve

“The deferral of the conferring fee which was announced today is much more than an extra €65 we’ll have in our back pockets this year – it’s the success of a long and ultimately fruitful co-operation between ourselves, the SU, and Fine Gael …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 10 May]

Conferring fee deferred, Students Union

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“The Students Union has announced that the controversial conferring fee is to be deferred by a full academic year following a wave of protest at the threatened introduction of the fee by college authorities. The fee – says the SU – will be deferred until 2010/2011 …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 10 May]

UCC Students Outraged by Introduction of Conferring Fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 2 May 2010 by Steve

“The reaction against the college’s new conferring fee continues unabated, as the Student Union added its voice to the ranks of those in opposition to the fee. The incoming members of the newly elected Student Union have together issued a strongly worded statement outlining their position on the highly controversial conferring fee …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 2 May]

Reflections on the UCC Conferring fee debacle

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 25 April 2010 by Steve

“I’ve been keeping a close eye on this story as it develops. Before I offer my thoughts I’ll give you a quick recap of what’s been going on. A few weeks ago a story appeared on cork student news (an excellent website, by the way) about a €65 fee which all graduating students would have to pay in order to be conferred with their degree parchments. Needless to say there was instant outrage from the student body …” (more)

[Aengus Ó Maoláin, 25 April]

Student Experience VP Defends Conferring Fee

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 23 April 2010 by Steve

“In an interview with the Cork Student News, Mr Con O’Brien, Vice-President for the Student Experience at UCC, has defended the hotly-opposed conferring fee to be levied by UCC for students graduating the University. Mr O’Brien told the Cork Student News that the fee had to be seen in the ‘broader context’ of the college’s overall financial position …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 23 April]