Galway students invited to share experience of accommodation crisis

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Students across Galway have been invited to share their experiences of the student accommodation crisis in an online survey launched by Sinn Féin.

The survey is for students and apprentices to share their stories about how the housing crisis is impacting on their studies and wider college experience.

It was launched amid growing concerns among students about whether there will be sufficient suitable accommodation as the new academic term begins.

Speaking today, the party’s representative in Galway East Louis O’Hara, said that they want to hear from students in Galway about how the crisis is affecting them personally.

“There are huge numbers of students and families in Galway who are worried sick about how they will secure suitable college accommodation in time,” said O’Hara.

“Many are concerned they will have to make long, exhausting and expensive commutes to college because they can find nothing nearby. Students should be able to focus on their studies, not face the added stress and hassle of navigating the housing crisis.”

O’Hara said that students in Galway deserve better, and they need to see the accommodation crisis sorted out as a matter of urgency.

The survey is available here.