UCD medical students forced to resit ‘compromised’ exam as ‘230 get A-grade’

Posted in Teaching on February 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A second-year class in University College Dublin is being forced to resit an exam after their lecturer said the original test had been ‘compromised’. Medical and physiology students in UCD did not receive the results for the module ‘Cell-Cell Communication’ and were instead told by email that they have to retake the exam in February …” (more)

[Dylan O’Neill, Independent, 3 February]

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Voice of St Vincent de Paul and professor of mechanical engineering

Posted in Life on February 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“John Monaghan never forgot that he had been forced by family circumstances to leave school at the age of 14. Best known as the voice of St Vincent de Paul over many years, he was also an internationally recognised academic who at the height of his career was professor of mechanical and manufacturing engineering at Trinity College …” (more)

[Irish Times, 3 February]

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Brewing heiress who helped establish TCD institute in father’s memory

Posted in Life on February 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Grania Guinness, the Dowager Marchioness of Normanby, who has died aged 97 at her Yorkshire home, was the benefactrice of the Moyne Institute for Preventative Medicine in Trinity College Dublin over seven decades, funding its initial construction and subsequent renovations in memory of her murdered father …” (more)

[Irish Times, 3 February]

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Belfast councillor criticised for Holylands flats plan

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

“Belfast City Council has been criticised for granting a councillor planning permission for new flats in the Holylands despite efforts to reduce the area’s high concentration of students …” (more)

[Brendan Hughes, Irish News, 2 February]

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Third Level Funding

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2018 by steve

IrelandThomas Pringle (Donegal, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce an income contingent student loan system for third level education; when he plans to carry out funding reforms in this sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 February]

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