UCCYFG protest Conferring Fee

At 1pm on Monday 12th April, UCC Young Fine Gael will launch a campaign against the new €65 graduation charge announced by UCC at the start of this month. Following on from this, signatures will be collected on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch hours on campus. This petition will be delivered to the UCC registrar on Wednesday following a public march of students through campus.

The college timed its announcement to coincide with the Easter holidays to minimise the student response and protest. Every effort must be made to ensure that students understand what has been announced and that an opportunity is given for students to voice their anger.

UCC must realise that they cannot charge students for everything. Already this year, registration fees were increased by 50% to a massive €1650, printing fees have been introduced and now the college wishes to charge people to attend their own graduation. Enough is enough. This decision cannot and will not be accepted by students.

We will be joined on Monday by Senator Jerry Buttimer who has branded the charge as "a disgrace", and representatives from the UCC Students Union will be invited. Everyone is welcome to support the fight against this fee and the aim of this campaign is start a visible presence on campus against this levy.

With each passing day, the publicity and support for a reversal of this fee is growing, UCC must make a come down and reverse this unjustifiable charge immediately.

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Note: Click here for UCC YFG's campaign video

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