€2.8m in overpaid college grants outstanding at end of 2016

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“More than €2.8m in overpayments of grants for college students were outstanding at the end of 2016. The figures include €1.6m paid incorrectly during that year arising from ongoing assessments by Student Universal Support Ireland (Susi) in relation to eligibility for grants or students withdrawing from courses …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 February]

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Third Level Staff Remuneration – Pay Inequality

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2018 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe within which pay inequality for third level lecturers will be ended; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 February]

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‘It still feels very unfair’: Call for answers at University of Limerick as audit revealed

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“There have been calls for accountability to be seen at the University of Limerick after the publication of details from an internal audit revealed that a number of senior staff members provided inaccurate or incomplete information to several government bodies …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 9 February]

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Aramark Responds to ‘Aramark off UCD Campus’ Campaign

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“In response to the launch of the campaign to boycott Aramark on UCD campus, Aramark have released a statement to the University Observer. Aramark provide catering for three out of the 35 direct provision centres in Ireland. The boycott campaign has been set up by students who believe Aramark are profiting from a system in which asylum seekers are ill-treated …” (more)

[Aoife Hardesty, University Observer, 9 February]

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