Nursing Students Criticise Trinity, Amid Placement Confusion

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Nursing students have accused Trinity of abandoning them today and ignoring the impact the snowy weather would have on students attending placement. With Trinity remaining resolutely open this morning, even as other colleges closed their doors, nursing students on placement were left unsure what to expect …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 28 February]

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Trinity and UCD ranked in world top 50

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin are in the world’s top 50 for nursing and other subjects but other universities have mixed fortunes in the latest discipline-specific rankings. The 24th-place position of UCD in the world’s providers of veterinary science degrees is the top ranking for any Irish college in the QS World University Rankings by Subject …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 March]

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UCD’s Gender-Neutral Toilets

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Just recently University College Dublin announced that they are planning to re-designate 170 toilets as gender neutral and construct new transgender changing facilities. Supposedly this move is part of a new university policy to provide a welcoming campus for transgender and ‘gender-fluid’ students and employees …” (more)

[Michael O’Dwyer Connolly, Burkean Journal, 28 February]

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Self-driving car tech to be developed in Ireland’s wet west

Posted in Research on March 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“NUIG, Lero, Valeo teamwork will lead to robotic cars better able for bad weather. Lero, the software research group, has announced a collaboration with Valeo, the French car components and technology giant. The plan is to develop new sensor technology for autonomous cars …” (more)

[Neil Briscoe, Irish Times, 1 March]

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