Student accommodation planned for former Rialto Cinema site

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

Ireland“A developer plans on turning the former Rialto Cinema into purpose-built student accommodation. Molaga Capital Limited has applied to An Bord Pleanála through strategic housing development (SHD) to turn the former cinema site into a 317-bed student building …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 9 August]

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UCC gets permission for new dental school at Curraheen sports grounds

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

Ireland“UCC has been granted permission to build a new multi-million euro dental school in the western suburbs of Cork city. Permission has been granted by Cork County Council for the project at UCC’s sports grounds at Curraheen, Bishopstown …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 9 August]

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UCD made nearly €28 million in student accommodation rent in 2017

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

Ireland“University College Dublin made €27.5 million in rental income from student accommodation in 2017. This is nearly over €10.3 million more than the college made in 2014 …” (more)

[Aakanksha Surve, DublinLive, 9 August]

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Trinity Made €10.9m Profit from Student Accommodation in 2018

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

Ireland“Trinity received an income of €13 million from its student accommodation in 2018, a 33% increase from 2014. The Irish Independent today reports that College made a profit of €10.9 million from student accommodation last year, bringing in €13 million while spending €2.1 million on maintenance and refurbishment costs …” (more)

[Orla Murnaghan, University Times, 9 August]

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Developers ‘build for students and co-living over family homes’

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

Ireland“Developers are increasingly pursuing student accommodation or co-living developments at the expense of family homes, experts have warned. Schemes that targeted first-time buyers are slowing amid tight restrictions on mortgage lending but are increasing rapidly when it comes to apartment builds …” (more)

[Gareth Morgan, Independent, 9 August]

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Repeat Message …

Posted in Teaching on August 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Back in Ireland and straight away it’s the repeat examination period at Maynooth University, which started yesterday. My first one was yesterday, actually, for just one student, and I’ve been virtuous and marked the script already …” (more)

[In the Dark, 9 August]

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Colleges are cashing in as their rent income soars by millions

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

Ireland“Universities are cashing in as the rental crisis deepens, with revenues soaring by millions of euro over the past five years, the Irish Independent can reveal. An analysis of accounts filed by the country’s top education facilities shows they have lucrative incomes from accommodation …” (more)

[Cormac McQuinn, Independent, 9 August]

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Derry is returning to its scholastic roots

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

“Once again, there is a drive to establish a new university in the Northern Irish city of Derry – a city, because of its integral role in Ireland’s peace process, that has become regarded as an exemplar of real-world conflict resolution and a haven for free discussion …” (more)

[Garbhan Downey, Wonkhe, 9 August]

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NUI Galway president says cheating remains low despite threat by new technology

Posted in Teaching on August 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The President of NUI Galway says while instances of exam cheating are increasing, overall the number of cases remains extremely small. Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh is reacting to new figures which reveal ‘smart watches’ are being linked with increases in cheating at colleges nationwide …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 8 August]

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Students face paying thousands more to secure accommodation at our universities

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

Ireland“Accommodation costs at universities have surged by thousands of euro in the space of just five years. College students are paying almost 50% extra for the upcoming academic year than their counterparts did when looking for housing in 2014 …” (more)

[Gabija Gataveckaite, Independent, 9 August]

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