The Timely Reform of Irish Arts Degrees

Posted in Teaching on April 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A popular meme that has recently appeared several times on my social media newsfeed outlines the qualifications needed to work in McDonald’s: a degree in geography, English, classics, history, or, practically, any other arts-related degree. This thorough piece of quantitative research highlights the demonisation of arts degrees …” (more)

[Simon Foy, Universty Times, 15 April]

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More UCC students are seeking counselling services but services need more resources

Posted in Governance and administration on April 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The number of third-level students seeking counselling at University College Cork is increasing every single year – yet those who deliver the service say it remains overstretched and underfunded. In the academic year 2015/2016 more than 1,170 students attended the university’s counselling service …” (more)

[Kelly O’Brien, Evening Echo, 15 April]

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