Editorial

Editorial

Looking to the UK, Opponents of Loan Schemes Can See Their Arguments Vindicated

By replacing grants for students from low-income backgrounds with loans, the UK is a perfect example for those who warn of the dangers of student loan schemes.
By The Editorial Board
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It’s Hard to See How Trinity’s Oisín House Development Could Make Pearse Street Worse

Permission was refused over the visual impact of the street in a “conservation area” – but the street is crumbling and empty.
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To Properly Engage with the “Trinity Bureaucracy”, We Need to Understand Its Staff

To constantly dismiss Trinity’s unpopular decisions prevents any real engagement with the staff, or understanding of what’s going on.
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Students Need to be Treated as Key Stakeholders Within Colleges

An “us vs them” mentality can lead to students being dismissed, when they, like other stakeholders, have certain needs from colleges.
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In Tackling the Funding Crisis, Student Numbers is One of Our Main Strengths

There are many obstacles placed in the way of student protests, such as inexperience, but numbers is not one of them.
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We Need to Make Sure Public Focus Remains on the Funding Crisis

Student and university leaders need to make sure the public debate on higher education funding continues.
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UCC’s €15 Million Student Centre Extension Sheds Light on Trinity’s Lack of Dedicated Student Spaces

As student complaints are reinforced by developments in other universities, Trinity must reassess its approach to purpose-built student spaces.
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With Cassells Report Expected Shortly, Time for Quiet Lobbying and Patience on Funding is Over

Anything other than the most direct action on the funding crisis would represent the abject and utter failure of the student movement.
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Students Sound Off in Facebook Comments About Christmas Exams, but Failed to Engage in Consultations

Despite College efforts, the Trinity Education Project has seen almost no student engagement, setting a worrying tone going forward.
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With NUIG Taking Strides Forward, Trinity’s Relative Inaction on Refugee Admission is Highlighted

In light of NUIG’s newly launched scholarships, Trinity needs to do more if it is to remain a leader in access to education.