Students who vacated on-campus lodging on the University of Limerick when the Covid-19 pandemic hit are to accumulate more than €3.4 million in hire refunds.
In an announcement on Friday the college said Plassey Campus Centre (PCC) Ltd, the company which manages its on-campus lodging, “has approved the return of condo earnings to the school students who left their lodging on foot of the authorities’s possibility to shut the college campus in March”.
The campus has over 2000 rooms and about 700 college students remained on-campus in some unspecified time in the future of the lockdown.
All college students attributable to examine out or who absorb already left would be contacted by PCC to invent preparations for refunds on a case by case foundation, a spokeswoman said. They would be refunded hire from the date they vacated their lodging to the tip of their term. The corpulent quantity would come to about €3.45 million.
Details of pupil lodging provision for the 2020/2021 academic 365 days is being finalised and would “be based both on the nature of the tutorial offering and the final public successfully being advice” said a spokeswoman.
“In compliance with Authorities public successfully being directives, UL will facilitate on-line, faraway, blended and face to face studying as successfully as rather about a kinds of interactive engagement for 2020-21.
“Semester 1 of the tutorial 365 days 20/21 will starting up on September 28 for all college students. At this point, UL intends to supply college students blended supply of their academic programmes with some on campus face to face instructing as successfully as on-line instructing and studying.”
The feasibility of blended supply of the education programmes is being explored, retaining in thoughts that the campus may presumably per chance wish to shut again at any time.