USI sets up poll on higher education funding

USI sets up poll on higher education funding

The Union of Students in Ireland is asking students from across the country to vote in a nationwide online poll.

It is to decide the union's stance on student fees and whether or not the USI should continue its policy of campaigning for 'free fees'.

A special website www.usivote.com, has been set up.

It is asking students to rank their preferences from six funding models for higher education in a 'preferendum'.

The options are: a graduate tax, total exchequer funding (the union's current stance), upfront fees, a student contribution (the current model in place), a student loan scheme, or none of the above.

Voting opened at 1am this morning and will remain open for seven days.


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