University of Limerick concept images show potential development for city campus

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick’s announcement to purchase the unoccupied former Dunnes Stores site on Sarsfield Street was met with positive response from local councillors as well as President of the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Cian Reinhardt, Limerick Post, 9 April]

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Urgent need to approve medical school at Magee – McCallion

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2019 by steve

“Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has said there is an urgent need for approval for a medical school to be established at Magee. The Foyle MP said: ‘The latest report from the Auditor General details the amount spent on locum doctors highlights the shortage of doctors and the need for more to be trained …'” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 9 April]

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Fate of Admissions Feasibility Study Up in the Air

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Uncertainty abounds over the future of Trinity’s admissions feasibility study, as College considers whether to continue funding a programme that aims to make certain courses accessible to students with fewer CAO points. The admissions programme allows leaving certificate students to apply to study law, history, and ancient and medieval history in Trinity using alternative criteria to CAO points …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 9 April]

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A small spanner in the works for the essay mill cheats

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 9th, 2019 by steve

“PayPal is to stop providing services to essay mills – it is really good news. However, it is but one small step on the road to addressing this malign and corrosive influence on higher education …” (more)

[Paul Greatrix, Wonkhe, 8 April]

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