UL seeking design team for 500 bed student accommodation development

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is seeking a design team to deliver a new 500-bed student accommodation development worth some €2.5 million. Backed by Plassey Campus Developments, the project expects to deliver two blocks of on-campus accommodation for UL, including a 300-bed building and another 200-bed residence building to also include staff facilities …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 24 February]

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Parents warned of obsession with sending children to university

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Sir Ken Robinson came to worldwide prominence when he argued that schools were killing creativity and failing to recognise the diversity of children’s intelligence. His 2006 Ted talk on the topic holds the record for the most watched talk online with more than 50 million views so far …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 23 February]

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University strike: Pension plan could be reversed, say bosses

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2018 by steve

“University bosses say they could reverse changes to lecturers’ pensions if economic conditions improve. As strike action continues for a second day at 57 universities, the employers’ group, Universities UK, has written to pension scheme members offering to explore alternative ideas …” (more)

[Judith Burns, BBC News, 23 February]

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Comptroller and Auditor General carrying out special report into UL audit findings

Posted in Legal issues on February 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General is drafting a special report into the findings of an internal audit carried out at the University of Limerick which found that the university provided inaccurate or incomplete information to several government bodies …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 23 February]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor leads largest Education Mission to India to date

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Over 2,000 Indian students expected to participate in Education in Ireland fairs in 5 Indian cities. India is now fastest growing market for recruitment of third level students. Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD Minister of State for Higher Education arrives in New Delhi, India today (Friday 23rd February 2018) to lead the ‘Education in Ireland’ trade mission to India …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 23 February]

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