Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD supports university designation for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“RCSI in line for university status. Minister Mitchell O’Connor presents legislative changes which allow for new university status. The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has today welcomed the approval by Government in seeking to advance university designation for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 5 March]

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Trinity student challenges incorrect conviction contained on Garda vetting disclosure

Posted in Legal issues on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A university student has brought a High Court challenge over what she says is the wrongful inclusion of a criminal conviction against her on a disclosure issued by the Garda National Vetting Bureau …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, BreakingNews.ie, 5 March]

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Clintons deny cutting Irish scholarship funding

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Bill and Hillary Clinton have denied claims contained in a new book that they tried to get a scholarship to Ireland for a boyfriend of their daughter Chelsea and deny cutting funding to the scholarship programme to punish the organiser …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 March]

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Colleges and companies to partner on courses for ‘future economy’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Some 90 companies are going to partner with Irish third-level colleges in running postgraduate courses and research programmes to train students in key skills needed in the digital science, data, and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors …” (more)

[Kevin O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 5 March]

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‘Significant Risk’ of Delay to Printing House Square

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“College has raised concerns of a ‘significant risk’ its brand-new purpose-built student accommodation complex, Printing House Square, will not be completed on schedule this July. A delay in construction could mean that the building won’t be able to house students before term starts in September …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 5 March]

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Undocumented Galway student appeals for help to get university place

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A Leaving Cert student from Galway has appealed for help with her legal status so she can attend university …” (more)

[Steve Neville, Irish Examiner, 5 March]

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Limerick landlords considering CCTV over student house parties

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Landlords are considering installing CCTV at their properties in Limerick due to a series of ‘destructive house parties’ that took place during Charity Week. Several properties in Castletroy have been left ‘destroyed’, with almost 150 people ‘herded’ out of one house party in College Court during the early hours of last Tuesday morning, it is understood …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 4 March]

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UCD Sports Clubs told to Support Student Levy or Face Funding Cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sports club auditors were tonight handed a document by UCD Staff calling for their support to maintain the student levy at its current rate or else face cuts to student services across campus. The document handed to auditors mentions that certain clubs would face closures, be forced to pay rent for facilities and would see supports for teams reduced if the levy was not continued …” (more)

[Aaron Bowman, College Tribune, 4 March]

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Dublin Bus not stopping at UCD after dark, students say

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students at UCD are spending upwards of €50 to get home due to Dublin Bus services not stopping at the college over anti-social behaviour concerns, according to the university’s students’ union …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 4 March]

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