‘Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“I am a student and I feel trapped. I can’t afford to go to college in September because I am jobless. However, because I am a student I cannot get jobseeker’s benefit. It’s a crazy Catch-22 situation that I have found myself in. It is tragic that in 2017 poor people still have barriers put in front of them that prevent them breaking out of the poverty cycle …” (more)

[Declan Lavin, TheJournal.ie, 16 July]

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Micheline’s US Tour takes shape

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

Ireland“Micheline’s tour of the US following her grandmother Hanna’s historic tour 100 years ago now has an outline itinerary, shown below. Invites have come in from universities, historical societies, Irish American centres and feminist organisations …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 16 July]

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Ireland’s Universities Could Reap Brexit’s Benefits, if they Seize its Opportunities

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Negotiations on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU started nearly a month ago. Forecasts of the potential impact of Brexit on the Irish economy, the border and the peace process in Northern Ireland send chills down many people’s spines. However, despite its potentially disastrous consequences …” (more)

[Neale Richmond, University Times, 15 July]

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Purge of academics has reached a ‘staggering’ scale – SAR

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

“In the year since the attempted coup in Turkey, a ‘staggering’ number of academics have faced criminal investigations, detentions, prosecutions, mass dismissal, expulsion and restrictions on travel, according to an open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey …” (more)

[Brendan O’Malley, University World News, 15 July]

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