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Laois Sinn Féin TD calls on students to ‘tell their story’

Brian Stanley

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling for third level education to be made accessible and affordable for everyone irrespective of their age, geography or financial circumstances.

Deputy Stanley is asking students in his constituency of Laois / Offaly to “tell their story” by filling out Sinn Féin’s survey on the grants system.

He said: “Too many students and their families are being pushed into poverty trying to pay for higher level education.

“Many working families are excluded from education grants because the assessment criteria does not accurately reflect income available to the household. This needs to change.

“This survey aims to capture the ‘real story’ surrounding access to and participation in higher level education.

“I am asking that students complete this three-minute online survey to help highlight the reality facing them. The results will be published later this month.

“We must listen to those most impacted and put the necessary measures in place to address these inequalities.

“The grants system ignores the financial reality for students and families.

“Hard working families need a break and students need investment not exclusion.”

You can fill out the survey by clicking here.

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