Trinity launches investigations after furore over alleged ‘bugging’ of secret society ‘hazing’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has launched an investigation after reporters from one of the university’s student newspapers planted a recording device outside a student’s on-campus apartment where an alleged society hazing event was taking place …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 20 March]

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Minister for Education and Skills Announces Development of Shanghai University Irish Studies Centre

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today Wednesday, 20 March, announced the development of an Irish Studies Centre at Shanghai University, deepening further the links between UCC and China. UCC was one of several Irish third level institutions present when the Minister witnessed the signing of Memorandums of Understanding with Chinese education partners during Minister McHugh’s St Patrick’s Day programme …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 20 March]

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Trinity students launch petition to remove University Times funding

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students from Trinity College Dublin are circulating a petition to cut funding to the University Times, a student-run newspaper based on campus. The University Times (UT) today reported that students are seeking to end the funding of a salaried position of Editor and stop the practice of providing on-campus accommodation for the Editor …” (more)

[Brían Donnelly, University Observer, 20 March]

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The Irish Times view on sexual consent classes: time to bring this hidden violence into the public eye

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Research indicates that rape, sexual assault and harassment are mostly hidden problems on our college campuses. A Union of Students in Ireland report in recent years, based on a survey of more than 2,700 students, found 16% of respondents had experienced ‘unwanted sexual contact’ …” (more)

[Irish Times, 20 March]

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Master’s degrees make no difference to skill set, most employers say

Posted in Research on March 20th, 2019 by steve

“Most employers do not believe postgraduate degrees give workers an edge in terms of their skills, a new poll has suggested. Only 19% of employers said graduates with a master’s had better skills than those who did not take a postgraduate qualification, a survey from the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) revealed …” (more)

[Eleanor Busby, Independent, 20 March]

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