Snowbound academics are better academics

Posted in Life on March 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Like most people in Ireland, I am working at home today. We got quite a dump of snow in the last two days, and there is no question of going anywhere until the roads clear. Worse, our college closed quite abruptly …” (more)

[Antimatter, 2 March]


WIT is Operating at University Level

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Dr Ray Griffin removes a weighty tome from the shelf of his office in the WIT block situated in Waterford’s IDA Industrial Estate and plants it on his desk. It’s the document that WIT presented in February 2006 when the Institute applied for university status …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 2 March]

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Large Rise in Admissions of Students Suffering from ADD/ADHD to Third Level Institutions

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Irish colleges have seen a large increase in the number of ADD/ADHD sufferers being admitted, a recent report by the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) has revealed. The report also stated a growing number of students with disabilities were not accessing disability services available to them that could potentially ‘have a negative impact on retention rates if not addressed’ …” (more)

[Cailean Coffey, UCC Express, 2 March]

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All of Ireland’s Universities Must Face Brexit Together

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Irish debate about Brexit has been dominated by three issues. Firstly, the border with Northern Ireland and the peace process; secondly, the detrimental impact of Brexit on the Irish economy; and thirdly, the protection of Ireland’s low corporation tax …” (more)

[Anne Fuchs, University Times, 1 March]