UCC students reject €50 charge for enhanced sports facilities

Posted in Governance and administration on March 9th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork students have narrowly defeated a proposal to charge them €50 extra a year to improve and expand green spaces and sport facilities. The 54%-46% outcome followed two days of voting by almost 3,900 students in a referendum run by UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 9 March]

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Athlone should have city status and a university – McFadden

Posted in Governance and administration on March 9th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Senator Gabrielle McFadden has urged the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney TD to consider city status for Athlone and asked him to encourage the Minister for Education to consider Athlone Institute of Technology for university status …” (more)

[Westmeath Examiner, 8 March]

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Demand for engineering courses drops despite skills shortage

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 9th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The number of students seeking college places in engineering and technology has fallen this year despite high-profile attempts to tackle a skills crisis facing the sector. Overall, college applicants are being drawn towards third-level courses linked to most areas of the growing economy, with increases in demand for architecture, construction, law and business-related courses …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 March]

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