UCD Student Survey Finds Over...


UCD Student Survey Finds Over Half Pay Over €750 A Month In Rent


08:48 20 Dec 2021

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The survey was carried out by UCD Students Union. 

55 per cent of UCD students are paying in-excess of €750 per month in rent.

Of those surveyed, 43 per cent are unhappy with their current living arrangements.

Almost half of respondents say the housing crisis has had a negative impact on their student experience.

53 per cent have difficulties meeting their monthly housing-related costs.

The statistics paint the picture of the housing crisis in Dublin and beyond.

UCDSU President Ruairí Power says rentals are "having a hugely detrimental impact on UCD students."

"Students are faced with extortionate rents and insecure tenancy conditions," Power said.

In finding a solution - Power called for an end to luxury accommodation builds on college campuses.

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