‘They were supposed to direct me but I directed them’ – NUIG students express relief at having course fees refunded

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“NUIG students have expressed their relief after complaints about the organisation of the BA Journalism course during the third year of the program were upheld. Over the last week, NUIG announced that they will be refunding an entire years worth of tuition fees to current third and fourth year students on their BA Journalism course after they received complaints about the organisation of the course during the third year of the program …” (more)

[Payu Tiwari, Independent, 5 August]

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Technological universities

Posted in Governance and administration on August 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The pinnacle of ambition for certain institutes of technology is to collectively come together on a regional basis and change their names to technological universities. Our top higher education institute, Trinity College Dublin, sits at number 104, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2019, having plummeted from number 88 in 2018. UCD sits at 193 and that’s it, with no higher education institute in the top 100 …” (more)

[Kevin O’Shea, Irish Times, 6 August]

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