Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (680)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

680. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if students who have paid for accommodation at NUIG will be reimbursed as their courses are now online; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27100/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Further and Higher Education)

Under the Universities Act 1997, Universities are autonomous with regard to their academic and administrative affairs, including in relation to student accommodation. It is not within my remit to issue instruction to any university in relation to their on-campus accommodation.

However I understand, based on the information available to me, that NUIG has confirmed that any student who decides not be proceed with their booking in University owned student accommodation due to changes in their timetable will receive a full refund. Students should contact NUIG directly for more information on this.

Question No. 681 answered with Question No. 656.