USI And UCD SU Come Out In Support Of Healthcare Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Union Students of Ireland have come out in support of Pharmacy Students and upcoming changes to their programs. These changes under the new integrated Pharmacy programme means that students will be required to pay increased fees and participated in greater levels of unpaid placements as a result of a ban in place by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) in paying for student labour …” (more)

[Aaron Bowman, College Tribune, 30 January]

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Lords approves two-year degree course plan

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on January 30th, 2019 by steve

“Plans to expand two-year degree courses at universities in England have been approved by the House of Lords. Universities will be able to charge higher fees for these shorter, more intensive courses from this September …” (more)

[BBC News, 30 January]

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Third-level system ‘in danger’ from underfunding and rising student numbers

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Ireland is one of just two European countries where the third-level education system is ‘in danger’ due to a funding shortfall and rising student numbers, according to new research. Research by Thomas Estermann of the European Universities Association shows third-level funding in Ireland as a share of gross domestic product was half of what it was in 2017 compared to 2012 …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 29 January]

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Trinity investigates claims boat club members were whipped with bamboo sticks

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is investigating allegations that new members of its boat club were told to strip to their underwear and whipped with bamboo sticks as part of an initiation ceremony. It has been claimed by current and former members of the Dublin University Boat Club that annual rituals designed to humiliate new members, or ‘novices’, have been taking place over a number of years …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 30 January]

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