Anne Scott is Shepherding NUI Galway Towards Equality

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Anne Scott has listened to the critics and, as NUIG’s gender equality vice-president, is promising big changes. It was walking down a street in Kenya, surrounded by people with a different skin tone to her own, that Prof Anne Scott was struck by what it meant to be treated differently …” (more)

[Kathleen McNamee, University Times, 3 January]

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TU Process Labelled ‘A Fudge’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Technological University (TU) process which the Waterford IT/IT Carlow bid is party to has been described as ‘a fudge’ by a former member of WIT’s Governing Body. Independent City and County Councillor Mary Roche expressed her fears about the entire process to The Munster Express, which she feels, comes with a hint of ‘Groundhog Day’ to it from a WIT perspective …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 3 January]

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As Technological Status Beckons, Students and Staff Look to the Future

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Technological universities are drawing closer. And with the legislative process drawing to a close, the prospect of a new era for higher education draws nearer every day. The Technological Universities bill aims to unite numerous institutes of technology into four national technological universities …” (more)

[Aisling Marren and Kathleen McNamee, University Times, 2 January]

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Work nearing completion on new bridge at UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Work is nearing completion in UCC on Cork city’s 29th bridge to cross the River Lee. The new pedestrian bridge over the south channel of the river will connect with a new entrance to the campus off the Western Road. The bridge will cross the river from the rear of the Aula Maxima to a green space at Perrotts Inch, approximately halfway between Gaol Cross and the main entrance to UCC …” (more)

[Alan Healy, Evening Echo, 2 January]

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Two-year degrees and the biopolitics of higher education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 3rd, 2018 by steve

“The UK government’s recent proposal to introduce more two-year (‘accelerated’) degree courses in England has already attracted quite a lot of criticism. One aspect is student debt: given that universities will be allowed to charge up to £2,000 more for these ‘fast-track’ degrees, there are doubts in terms of how students will be able to afford them …” (more)

[Jana Bacevic, Times Higher Education, 26 December]

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