Students Union Joy As Trinity Board Agree To Solve Supplemental Fees

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Trinity College Dublin have agreed to revoke the decision to introduce a €450 fee for repeat exams. The College board came to the decision at a meeting earlier today.

In a statement, Trinity revealed a committee of students and college officers will now examine alternatives to the proposal.

They have also agreed to give ‘fee certainty’ to postgraduate students and other students who pay full fees at undergraduate level.

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Earlier today, the Board of Trinity College Dublin agreed with the Students’ Union proposal to return to the status quo regarding modular billing and fees for taking supplemental assessments. This decision means that there will be no fee charged for supplemental examinations.

A committee of students and College officers will now examine alternatives to the proposal and report back in a year’s time.

Board also agreed today to give ‘fee certainty’ to postgraduate students and other students who pay full fees at undergraduate level. This means that these students who enter Trinity will know in advance how much fees will increase during each year of his or her studies.

These decisions were made on foot of proposals put to the Board by the President of the Students’ Union and the Graduate Students’ Union with the agreement of the Provost, following a week of discussion between College Officers and student representatives.

“I undertook that we would seriously consider alternative proposals, and we have done so,” said Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast. “I look forward to continuing the dialogue with student representatives to find a solution to the issues confronting Irish higher education, taking account of both fairness to all students and the College’s financial position. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed so far.’