NUI Galway resolute after missing out on gender equality award

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway says it plans to act on detailed feedback from the Athena SWAN gender equality programme. The university has failed to be recognised by the Athena SWAN awards, which reward academic institutions for their efforts to ensure gender equality …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 31 July]

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There’s one day until the college grant applications deadline – and the website is on the blink

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“College students have just one more day to get their applications for student grants for the coming academic year registered – but the online grants system is being quite troublesome this afternoon …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 31 July]

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Lifestyle benefits of university key factor in boosting applications

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 31st, 2015 by steve

UK“Inspiring talks from successful students about the value of university are far more powerful in persuading school pupils to apply than reassurance about fees, loans or future earnings. That is the main finding from a new study which found that giving pupils information about the costs and financial benefits of higher education made them significantly less likely to want to go to university …” (more)

[Ellie Bothwell, Times Higher Education, 31 July]

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SIPTU members not surprised at failure of NUI Galway to receive equality award

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members have said they are not surprised at the failure of NUI Galway to secure an Athena Swan award for gender equality policies in higher education in light of the number of outstanding issues concerning discrimination at the third level institution …” (more)

[SIPTU, 31 July]

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Athena Swan snub a blow for NUIG Equality charade

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The fact that NUIG has been snubbed in its application for recognition in an international equality awards programme once more calls into question the handling of serious staffing issues in the college, according to Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 31 July]

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NUI Galway fails to secure gender equality accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A campaign for equality at NUI Galway (NUIG) says that the university’s failure to secure a new accreditation for gender equality policies ‘vindicates’ its efforts. Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick have received British Athena SWAN bronze awards …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 30 July]

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Tax breaks won’t solve student housing crisis, says Minister

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Tax incentives are not the panacea for solving the student housing crisis, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said ahead of the autumn scramble for college accommodation. The Minister told reporters she was still awaiting the receipt of a report from the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 30 July]

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UCD and Newman House

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I write in response to the letter of July 29th from Dr Joseph J O’Leary. Please be assured that UCD has no intention of renaming Newman House. We are extremely proud of our connection with Dr John Henry Newman …” (more)

[Ruth Ferguson, Irish Times, 31 July]

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Apprenticeships overhaul offers ‘viable alternative’ to 3rd level

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A major overhaul of state-sponsored apprenticeships has been unveiled, aimed at providing school-leavers with a ‘viable, legitimate, positive alternative path’ to third-level education …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 30 July]

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Gender equality award for UL and Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick and Trinity College Dublin have become the first Irish colleges to receive recognition from an international organisation for their efforts to increase academic gender equality …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 July]

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Tuition fees: UK universities set to charge £10,000 by end of the decade, says major report

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 30th, 2015 by steve

UK“UK universities are set to charge £10,000 a year for student fees by the end of the decade, according to a newly-published major report. This is the conclusion of an independent inquiry into the student loans system …” (more)

[Richard Garner, Independent, 30 July]

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Two-thirds of third-level students to apply for grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Almost two-thirds of all third level students are expected to apply for a student grant this year, figures indicate with the August 1st deadline for applications approaching. Susi (Student Universal Support Ireland), is urging students who have yet to submit their applications for student grant funding for the 2015/2016 academic year to do so now …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 29 July]

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A Single User Account

Posted in Research on July 29th, 2015 by steve

USA“Across our community, efforts to help users manage their identity and access personalized services are growing steadily. Academic institutions and their libraries, scholarly publishers, standards bodies, discovery services, and other intermediaries have developed dozens, perhaps hundreds, of user identifiers and accounts …” (more)

[Roger C Schonfeld, The Scholarly Kitchen, 29 July]

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TUI response to publication of Kelly report

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“TUI is opposed to the forced merger of Carlow IT and Waterford Institute of Technology. Annette Dolan Deputy General Secretary Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) in responding to the publication of Michael Kelly’s ‘Engagement and Consultation Process for a Technological University for the South-East’ report, stated …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 29 July]

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WIT President says there are other options, other than merger with IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The President of Waterford IT says he’s doesn’t accept that a merger with IT Carlow is the only option available going forward …” (more)

[WLR FM, 28 July]

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Union members vote to back Lansdowne Road pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Members of the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) who work in the public service, have voted to accept the proposed new Lansdowne Road pay agreement. The union, which represents about 1,000 staff in the health service, local authorities, education and semi-State sectors, said its members backed the deal by a margin of 52% to 48% …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 28 July]

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Trinity archives reveal reality of 1916

Posted in Life on July 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The GPO a hollow shell, Eden Quay in rubble – and a wary look in the eyes of British soldiers stationed at Trinity College. Rare photographs documenting the havoc wreaked on Dublin city centre in Easter 1916 have been showcased by Trinity Library …” (more)

[Independent, 29 July]

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The future of Newman House

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Doireann Ní Bhriain reports that ‘Newman House is now to be transformed into the Ulysses Centre, a venue for the celebration of Ireland’s literary tradition’ (Weekend Review, July 25th). UCD and the people of Dublin should reject this name change, which does violence to history …” (more)

[Joseph S O’Leary, Irish Times, 29 July]

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Kelly Report an opportunity to kick-start process – Cullinane

Posted in Governance and administration on July 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Fein’s Waterford based Senator David Cullinane noting the publication today of the ‘Kelly Report’ on the engagement and consultation process on a Technological University for the South East said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 28 July]

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Ireland achieves €127 million in EU Research funding

Posted in Research on July 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Mr Damien English TD, Minister for Skills Research and Innovation, today (28 July 2015) congratulated Ireland’s researchers and companies for their €127 million success in the first year of Horizon 2020, the current EU programme funding research and innovation …” (more)

[SFI, 28 July]

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