Survey Shows Public Have Positive Perception of Irish Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The HEA commissioned Kantar Millward Brown to conduct a survey of public perceptions of Irish higher education. This was conducted in September, 2018, in 64 sampling points with a sample size of 1,008. The purpose was for us to understand how the public view higher education and research …” (more, download)

[Malcolm Byrne, HEA, 1 March]

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State and students ‘should bear cost’ of third-level education

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The public believes the State should pay at least half the share of third-level education fees, with a quarter funded by students and their families and the remaining balance from businesses. They are the findings of a poll of more than 1,000 adults conducted by the Higher Education Authority into public perceptions of the third-level system …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 4 March]

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College’s Contract Staff Proposal Could End up Costing Trinity its Community

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“With its proposal for the future staffing of new buildings, College has presented non-academic staff – namely security, maintenance, housekeeping, attendants and gardening staff – with an impossible choice. Accept it, and endorse a surge in contract staff, as well as worse conditions for new hires. Reject it, and College will not be bound by the good elements of this or any deal, free to fill positions using subcontractors only …” (more)

[University Times, 3 March]

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