Additional funding for third level to include €3m for mental health supports

The additional funding will include €3 million for mental health supports.

Additional funding of €160 million for third level education is expected to be announced by the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris later on Wednesday.

The package will include about €15 million to support access to devices for online learning – which could give 10,000 students access to laptops and tablets.

There will be about €3 million included for mental health supports.

The announcement will also include funding to ease the costs of third level institutes opening back up in September, and supports for online learning.