Following Temporary Exclusion Last Year, Trinity Ranked 131st in World by Times Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Following its temporary exclusion from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings last September, Trinity has now been ranked 131st, making it the highest ranked university in Ireland …” (more)

[Kathleen McNamee, University Times, 10 February]

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A major US property firm wants to add ‘a few thousand’ student beds in Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“US real estate giant Hines is hoping to build up a portfolio of thousands of student beds in the Dublin market over the next few years. The head of the company’s Irish operations, Brian Moran, told Fora he believes that there has recently been a cultural shift towards student housing in Ireland …” (more)

[Paul O’Donoghue, Fora, 10 February]

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Benefit concert announced! Tiernan to host; The Stunning, My Fellow Sponges featured

Posted in Legal issues on February 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Save the date: Wednesday, March 29th! Three local acts — The Stunning, Tommy Tiernan and My Fellow Sponges — will play a benefit concert supported by the NUI Galway Students’ Union with all proceeds going towards the legal costs of the five women taking court cases against NUI Galway …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 10 February]

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Four Megatrends in International Higher Education – Demographics

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 10th, 2017 by steve

International“Last week I, noted that one of the big factors in international education was the big increase in enrolments around the world, particularly in developing countries. Part of that big increase had to do with a significant increase in the number of youth around the world who were of ‘normal’ age for higher education – that is, between about 20 and 24. Between 2000 and 2010, that age-cohort grew by almost 20% …” (more)

[Alex Usher, HESA, 10 February]

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Westwood to close next year to make way for 400 student beds

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The well-known Westwood Hotel in Newcastle will close its doors next year to make way for the development of 400 student accommodation bed spaces. Hotelier and publican Terry Sweeney has sold the business to a UK investment fund which specialises in student accommodation – it will continue to operate as a hotel until early 2018 …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 10 February]

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UCC warn students over Rag Week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Students are being warned by University College Cork management of the disciplinary and legal repercussions of misbehaving or disrespecting local residents ahead of their annual fundraising week. Last year’s Raise & Give (Rag) Week raised €16,000 for charity and the 2017 events begin next Monday, with measures being taken by college management and UCC Students’ Union to try to ensure its success …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 February]

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TCDSU to Request Changes to Construction Schedule, as Luas Works Continue

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“In response to noise complaints made by on-campus residents about the Luas Cross City construction works, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) will be requesting periods of no night-time works coming up to and during reading week …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 9 February]

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Students warned on ‘sugar daddy’ websites

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Director of Cork Sexual Violence Centre is urging female students in the city to stop signing up to ‘Sugar Daddy’ websites in a bid to help finance themselves through third level. The appeal by Mary Crilly comes after new statistics from SeekingArrangements.com — a website for older men seeking to meet young women — revealed 571 students in University College Cork and 423 at Cork Institute of Technology are registered with it …” (more)

[Louise McCarthy, Evening Echo, 9 February]

Third Level Staff – Precarious Employment in Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2017 by steve

IrelandLouise O’Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the rate of progress in the seven universities of the implementation of the Cush report; the reason there are delays in the operation of the report in the universities; if parity of esteem for other workers employed in universities with two years service will be established; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 February]

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