USI expresses concern at college staff cutbacks

The Union of Students in Ireland says it is concerned at staff cutbacks in colleges across the country, due to a reduction in funding from the Department of Education.

The Union of Students in Ireland says it is concerned at staff cutbacks in colleges across the country, due to a reduction in funding from the Department of Education.

It comes after 84 part-time workers were laid off from Dublin Institute of Technology.

USI President Will Priestly said this evening that students will suffer because of a lower number of lecturers and tutors.

He added: "It will also affect the morale of third level teaching staff. Students certainly will suffer because of the job cuts, as the end result will be a lower ratio of lecturers and tutors to students."

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