Queen’s University chief ‘happy’ to disclose salary … but won’t be drawn on student fees

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2018 by steve

“Queen’s University’s new vice chancellor has revealed he receives a salary of £300,000. Professor Ian Greer said he was ‘happy’ to disclose his pay, however, he would not be drawn on if students should pay more for third level education in Northern Ireland. It was also reported he is paid £35,000 more than his predecessor, a figure the university did not dispute …” (more)

[Jonathan Bell, Belfast Telegraph, 3 August]

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The Rooks of Maynooth

Posted in Life on August 4th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“On a previous post I mentioned the proliferation of crows in Maynooth. It turns out that was a terminological inexactitude, in that the birds in question were actually rooks. It’s true that rooks are part of the crow family (genus Corvus, family Corvidae) which also includes ravens and jackdaws but they do have a distinctive look and character …” (more)

[In the Dark, 3 August]

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NUI Galway has lowest proportion of female professors in country

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“New research from the Higher Education Authority shows only 12% of professors at NUI Galway are female. Less than a quarter of the top positions in Irish universities across the country are held by women making up only 24% of professors …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 3 August]

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Give me a crash course in … college refunds

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 4th, 2018 by steve

IrelandSo, students are getting their money back for university courses. What on Earth is going on? Yes, dozens of journalism students at NUI Galway have received refunds worth thousands of euro over several years on foot of complaints over the quality of the course. A university board upheld the complaints …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 4 August]

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