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Accommodation shortages causing college drop outs says local student

Sep 16, 2021 17:09 By Shannonside News
Accommodation shortages causing college drop outs says local student Accommodation shortages causing college drop outs says local student
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A lack of time to secure accommodation and the grade inflation in the CAO system has led to many students suffering severe stress.

An AIT student admits that some of his peers may consider dropping out of college as a result of accommodation issues.

Dozens of young adults have been forced to commute hours each day or to stay at local hotels due to an accommodation crisis in the town.

It's believed several landlords who would have rented flats or apartments in the town sold up or are not involved in offering digs to students following the pandemic.

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Galway native Jakub Kostanski is in second year studying social care at AIT.

He says that the strain is a lot for students to try and cope with:

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