New thinking on funding for fairer tuition fees is needed, says DCU chief

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on September 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A university president has called for a radical new approach to third-level funding that would limit the number of students paid for by the State, while others, who could afford it, would be liable for full fees. Professor Brian MacCraith of Dublin City University (DCU) said there were ‘people who can afford to go to university, in the same way as they can afford to pay for private schools’ …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 7 September]

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DITSU Condemns Rising Accommodation Prices

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Dublin Institute of Technology Students’ Union (DITSU) has condemned the rising cost of accommodation in Dublin, refusing to advertise private student complexes online or on campus. In a press statement, DITSU President Pierre Yimbog said …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 7 September]

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Third level access scheme for asylum seekers extended

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Department of Education has said that it will continue to offer a scheme to provide third level financial supports to eligible asylum seekers, with applications being accepted from today. The terms of the scheme are the same as in previous years …” (more)

[Laura Fletcher, RTÉ News, 7 September]

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University lecturer who claimed she was denied full time role over marital status awarded €9.5k

Posted in Legal issues on September 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A university lecturer who was found to be ‘victimised’ over a failure to secure a new teaching post has been awarded €9,500 in compensation at the Workplace Relations Commission …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 8 September]

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Approval for Student Accommodation on site of Westwood Hotel in City

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The demolition of the Westwood Hotel in Dangan in the city has been approved by An Bord Pleanála. NTM ROI Seed Capital LP sought the demolition of the hotel to make way for student accommodation with 394 bed spaces …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 7 September]

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Fresh concerns over dwindling numbers at Mayo GMIT Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Dwindling numbers at GMIT’s Mayo Campus is having a negative impact on the institute as a whole. According to a report in this week’s issue of The Connacht Tribune, that was the warning issued by Jim Fennell, Vice President for Finance & Corporate Services of GMIT, at the first Mayo Campus sub-committee meeting of the GMIT Governing Body …” (more)

[Connacht Telegraph, 6 September]

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