IFUT Welcomes NUI Galway Support for Ukrainian Students

Frank Jones, IFUT General Secretary

IFUT General Secretary, Frank Jones, has welcomed the statement by NUIG this week announcing a range of measures the University are putting in place to support Ukrainian students. 

According to a statement released this week by NUIG President, Professor Ciaran Ó hOgartaigh, the university will support and accommodate Ukrainians in third level education who have fled Ukraine, will facilitate students to continue or commence their studies at NUIG and will consider how best to offer scholarships and support to these students and to use their International Student Hardship Fund.

Frank Jones responded to the NUIG announcement saying that it was “strong, principled and compassionate” and “reflects very closely a similar call made by this Union in recent weeks in response to the outrageous assault on the people of Ukraine”.

“IFUT endorses and supports each one of the measures you have set out in your statement.  In particular I very much welcome your clear and unambiguous declaration that “NUI Galway is a university for the public good”.  This chimes very well with the view that this Union has for many years endeavoured to portray, and advocate for, in relation to the sector of education in which we are all proud to work.”