TUI seeks removal of additional third-level lecture time

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is to seek the complete removal of extra lecturing hours imposed as part of the Croke Park Agreement. The two extra hours agreed by the unions were reduced to one in subsequent talks, but Martin Marjoram, a member of the TUI executive committee, says the reality is that the ‘flex’ hour imposes several more working hours on lecturers …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 21 April]

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Irish medical students mainly wealthy, living in Dublin and female

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The modern day Irish medical student is likely to come from a wealthier socio-economic background, be young and female and live in Dublin, according to a detailed new statistical breakdown that will perhaps not prove too surprising …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 22 April]

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