50% rise in students seeking counselling for mental health problems

Posted in Life on June 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“There has been a 50% rise in the number of students receiving counselling for mental health problems in the past decade. Almost 12,000 students sought counselling in the last academic year, up from about 6,000 in 2010 …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 17 June]

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Once Again: More Funding is The Way to Improve Third-Level, Not Increased Oversight

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“For Ireland’s third-level institutions, the debate around autonomy has long been tied fast to the issue of government funding. This Editorial Board has often pointed out the hypocrisy at the heart of the government’s approach to the matter: for the last number of years, a blithe intransigence over the funding of the sector has gone hand in hand with a determination to exert more influence over its same institutions …” (more)

[University Times, 16 June]

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UCC capitation fee to more than double

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork students have said they are ‘absolutely distraught’ at the university’s plans to more than double the student capitation fee. The fee is currently €170 per student per year but is increasing to €250 for incoming first years this autumn and will continue to rise until it reaches €370 in 2023 …” (more)

[Gráinne McGuinness, EchoLive, 16 June]

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