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3rd level students urged to prioritize college housing following clarity on return to campus

Sep 1, 2021 14:09 By Shannonside News
3rd level students urged to prioritize college housing following clarity on return to campus 3rd level students urged to prioritize college housing following clarity on return to campus
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Many families have held off securing housing for new and returning students due to the uncertainty around campus attendance.

A local student activist is raising concerns over the provision of student accommodation following yesterday's Government announcement of the return of on-campus teaching.

The majority of 3rd level students attended college virtually in the last academic year, with many second-year students attending campus for the first time this year.

Former vice president of The Irish Second Level Students' Union and Longford man Luke Casserly says many students and parents waited until the return to campus was clarified in the government roadmap to source housing.

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The former student union rep is highlighting concerns with just weeks to go until the start of the academic year, a shortage of affordable accommodation will be a major source of stress.

Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show today, Luke says students yet to secure housing should make it a priority:

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