Irish Current Events

Read an interesting article in the Belfast Telegraph yesterday, which talks about budget cuts forcing U.K tuition to rise exponentially. According to the article, inflation and reduced public funding is causing a gap of between £900 and £2,500 per student at Queen’s University in Belfast. This is bad news, especially with the influx of Brexit. Although no one really knows what will happen, odds are that even more inflation will occur.

I talked to an astronomer at the Armagh observatory yesterday and he told me that Brexit is one of the worst things that can happen to educational institutions in the U.K – especially for science. Some of the most revolutionary science research occurs at Oxford and Cambridge in England and if funding is cut to those institutions, there will inevitably be a halt in scientific research.



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