THE Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is to distribute 35,000 copies of its Accommodation and Finance guide ahead of the new academic term. The guide, which is launched in conjunction with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB), gives practical advice to third level students on securing accommodation.
USI president Kevin Donoghue said, “Students will find it particularly difficult to secure accommodation in the coming weeks. This guide provides practical advice on both securing and living in accommodation when it is most needed.”
The guides provide useful information for students and parents in relation to financing and budgeting for students in the coming year.
USI Welfare officer Aoife Ní Shúilleabhán said, “Starting college can be stressful enough without the added difficulties of the current accommodation concerns. Our guide is designed to alleviate the pressure on students and families by providing both accommodation and financial advice.”
The guide will be available online and in USI Freshers’ Bags for students coming into college for the first time.