Queen’s University students won’t be compensated over strike

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

“Queen’s University Belfast will not compensate students whose courses have been disrupted by strike action. That is according to an email from the acting vice-chancellor to all students …” (more)

[Robbie Meredith, BBC News, 10 March]

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‘An arts degree? What are you going to do with that?’

Posted in Life on March 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“College has been done and dusted for a year and a half now. The second-hand smoke and that feeling of shared procrastination of the Arts Block are starting to feel like long distant memories. Yet, the angst I feel over that irritating question which pervaded my college years is still as pertinent as ever …” (more)

[Irene Falvey, Irish Times, 10 March]

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Taoiseach says South East TU could be in line for budget increase

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

Ireland“The Taoiseach has said that the mooted Technological University for the South East could see more funding than has been earmarked in the National Planning framework. Leo Varadkar was in Waterford yesterday where he briefed WIT students and other guests on the government’s ‘Ireland 2040 project’ …” (more)

[Anthony McFeely, WLR FM, 9 March]

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Seanad Approval Clears Way for Technological Universities

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

Ireland“Years after it was initially proposed, the Technological Universities Bill completed its journey through both houses of the Oireachtas last night as the Seanad approved its contents. The bill, which will see a radical overhaul of several of Ireland’s institutes of technology, will now be signed into law …” (more)

[Kathleen McNamee, University Times, 9 March]

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