Planning for No Deal on Brexit

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2019 by steve

“As a March 29 date for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union fast approaches, British universities are bracing for potentially dire consequences if the United Kingdom exits without a deal. ‘Crashing out with no deal is the worst possible outcome for our universities’, said Joanna Burton, a senior policy analyst for the Russell Group …” (more)

[Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, 27 February]

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Bringing sustainability in universities up to the next level

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sustainability has become a buzzword in universities around the world as third-level institutions write sustainability strategies and policies into their strategic plans – and pit themselves against each other in international ranking systems …” (more)

[Sylvia Thompson, Irish Times, 28 February]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2019 by steve

IrelandKathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of higher education student housing units built over the period of 2018 to date in 2019, nationally; the number of student accommodation units built by county; the cost over the same period; the proposed monthly cost to each Irish national student per room for the units; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 February]

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IT Tralee rules out interest in Killarney’s St Finan’s for hotel management college

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“IT Tralee has ruled out interest in the St Finan’s hospital campus in Killarney for a hotel management college. Yesterday it was revealed that HSE plans for the lands include a third-level outreach college, but the Institute of Technology Tralee says that’s not the case …” (more)

[Radio Kerry News, 27 February]

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Radical days at UCD – the Gentle Revolution 50 years on

Posted in Life on February 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Whenever I walk or drive past that tall building in Ballsbridge, I see him staring right at me. This is despite the fact that he exists only in my imagination and mind’s eye. The individual in question happens to be my younger self, an arts student at University College Dublin in days gone by, and he is walking up and down on his own, carrying a placard …” (more)

[Deaglán de Bréadún, Irish Times, 25 February]

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