Ireland's university presidents called for the re-examination after only one Irish-based researcher received an EU grant.
SUSI statistics show that 80,000 students availed of the grant last year, down from 85,000 in 2015.
Leo Varadkar said he was 'very frustrated' by delays to the proposed merger of Waterford IT and IT Carlow.
Some 790 students have put their names forward to represent their class at TCDSU council.
Linda Doyle also called for 'sustained, long-term investment in the third-level sector in Ireland'.
The Union of Students in Ireland today called for wide-ranging reforms to the application process for SUSI grants.
The College has called for a national strategy to tackle funding issues after falling 44 places in the rankings.
UCC Students for Sensible Drug Policy Society has been denied permission to distribute the kits during freshers' week.
The College has not confirmed whether the lease on the luxury student accommodation complex will be renewed beyond May 2020.
The discovery could improve the treatment of type two diabetes in obese people.