Around 50 students stayed overnight as they continued their occupation of the Dining Hall in Trinity College Dublin.
The students are protesting over a flat fee of €450 for supplement exams – exams taken when a student fails and re-sits an exam.
A series of ‘teach-ins’ are taking place including one from Kieran Allen, above.
TCD Students’ Union writes:
Kieran Allen is a sociology lecturer in UCD and a member of SIPTU grassroots. He has written extensively about the corporatisation of Irish education, the failure of social partnership and the importance of grassroots struggles against austerity.
All are welcome to today’s teach-ins.
Pic: TCD Students’ Union
University Times reports:
Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) will pay the wages of any casual staff in Trinity’s Catering Department who can’t work because of the occupation of the Dining Hall.
The current cost of covering the wages is estimated at around €2,000, but the cost is expected to increase as the occupation continues tonight.