Fianna Fáil urges Government to tackle ‘funding crisis’ in colleges

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil says it is insisting in talks with the Government that next week’s budget should set aside up to €100 million for higher education to help tackle a ‘funding crisis’. It also says it wants a reduction in the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level at school which is a condition of its support for the Government under its confidence-and-supply agreement …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 1 October]

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‘Anyone who speaks out for pro-life is lambasted … there is no free debate’ – UCD student union president facing impeachment over pro-life actions

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Hundreds of students in University College Dublin (UCD) have called to impeach their student union president, saying that the pro-lifer doesn’t represent them and that she hasn’t followed her mandate …” (more)

[Catherine Devine, Independent, 30 September]

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REF changes could have a bad impact on mental health

Posted in Research on October 1st, 2017 by steve

“In late 2013, I led a project evaluating how universities went about preparing the impact element of their submission to the 2014 research excellence framework. As was widely reported, we estimated that the monetised costs of preparing submissions across the sector was about £55 million …” (more)

[Jonathan Grant, Times Higher Education, 28 September]

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