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UCDSU launches 'Digs Drive' ahead of term

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  • Renewed calls for “meaningful cut” to Student Contribution Charge

(Dublin – Monday 22 August 2022) - UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) this morning launched a ‘Digs Drive’ asking homeowners in Dublin to make spare rooms available to students this September and for the 2022/23 academic year, if they are in a position to do so.

The representative body for the 33,000+ students at Ireland’s largest university says that the on-campus experience of a growing number of Third Level students is at risk, and that the failure of successive Governments to address the issue has created a higher education catastrophe. In response, the UCDSU team has arranged for a mass leaflet drop in areas close to UCD and those well-connected by public transport.

UCDSU President Molly Greenough said:

“We are urgently appealing to homeowners to consider housing a UCD student under the Rent-A-Room Relief scheme ahead of this academic year. A safe, affordable roof over a student’s head will empower them to excel in their academic pursuits, get involved with social life,