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Staff at TUS Athlone offer rooms to students amid housing crisis

Sep 23, 2022 13:09 By Shannonside News
Staff at TUS Athlone offer rooms to students amid housing crisis Staff at TUS Athlone offer rooms to students amid housing crisis
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Some staff at the college have opened their doors to students who have failed to find houses, apartments, or house shares

It's been revealed that staff at TUS athlone have offered accommodation to students desperate to find somewhere to live for the current academic term.

The housing crisis has resulted in dozens of students attending the the college in Athlone struggling to find somewhere to live as lectures resumed in the last week.

The Student's Union has confirmed that as a result of the crisis, some staff at the college have opened their doors to students who have failed to find houses, apartments, ort house shares.

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Niall Naughten, Students Union president at TUS athlone says they have been overwhelmed with students needing help in the last fortnight.

"Our offices have been absolute bedlam for the last 2 weeks, the phones have been non-stop, and the emails have been non-stop in particular with parents and first year students who are already anxious and overwhelmed as it is coming onto campus. We put a major call out amongst our staff to open up their homes to take on students and rent out rooms. That has proven to be very successful. We thankfully got a great reception from that. We have 104 on our list so there is availability there".

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