‘Luxury’ student accommodation with bowling alleys, gyms and cinemas – but it’ll cost €410 a week

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Students are being asked to pay up to €1,640 a month to live in accommodation featuring ‘luxuries’ like a gym, rain-head showers and floor-to-ceiling windows. But activists claim the developer is pricing people out of the Dublin housing market by flooding it with luxury accommodation for rich students only …” (more)

[Allison Bray, Independent, 18 August]

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Who Cares About University rankings?

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2018 by steve

International“A paper by Ludo Waltman and Nees Jan van Eck asks what users of the Leiden Ranking are interested in. There’s some interesting stuff but for now I just want to look at where the users come from …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 18 August]

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What’s attracting 1,000 Irish students to the Netherlands this year?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Life on August 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“As Leaving Certificate students around the country await Monday’s CAO offers in the wake of their results, there’s a chance that some of their peers have already started their third-level education. At Leiden University College (LUC) The Hague in the Netherlands, four Irish students are among the 200-plus first year students beginning their introduction week at the English-taught institution …” (more)

[Kayle Crosson, Irish Times, 17 August]

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Students expected to pay over €1,000 a month as rents surge

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Students are now being expected to fork out up to €1,107 per month for a single-bed house near their college as rents continue to surge. A breakdown of figures released by Daft.ie shows the huge prices in private rentals facing many third-level students throughout the country …” (more)

[Ian Begley and Paul Melia, Independent, 18 August]

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