Private Company to Build Luxury Student Apartments in the Liberties

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Liberties could soon be hosting hundreds of new students, after a building company submitted plans for a new 368-bed luxury student accommodation complex in the area …” (more)

[Robert Quinn, University Times, 5 September]

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Gender equality: ‘No room at the top for women scientists’

Posted in Research on September 6th, 2019 by steve

International“The number of women climbing the career ladder in science is ‘disappointingly low’, say researchers. Women make up half of students in the life sciences, but only one in four professors, according to data from 500 scientific institutions worldwide …” (more)

[Helen Briggs, BBC News, 6 September]

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Trinity Chases Students and Graduates for €500k in Unpaid SUSI Debt

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Months after the discovery of a mix-up between SUSI and Academic Registry that left the College out of pocket for €1.7 million in unpaid student fees, Trinity is still chasing over €500,000 in unpaid fees, The University Times has learned …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee and Emer Moreau, University Times, 5 September]

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Will AI replace university lecturers? Not if we make it clear why humans matter

Posted in Teaching on September 6th, 2019 by steve

“Many UK universities are struggling financially, but there’s one option that is rarely discussed: replacing lecturers with artificial intelligence (AI) machines …” (more)

[Mark Haw, Guardian, 6 September]

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Active Consent Programme to Tour Colleges Across Ireland with Play titled ‘The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College’

Posted in Life on September 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Alumni of NUI Galway’s Drama and Theatre Studies will perform an original play, The Kinds of Sex You Might Have at College, as part of a limited national tour to Irish universities between September and October 2019 …” (more)

[NUIG, 2 September]

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Students Have Been Driven to Drop out of College – as Car Insurance Costs Soar

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“While the Government will claim some success in reducing motor insurance premiums in recent times, based on CSO data, it is clear that that those figures do not reflect the experience of younger drivers and students in particular …” (more)

[USI, 5 September]

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Residents opposing student bed spaces plan

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans are in the pipeline for the construction of nearly 700 new student bed spaces in two separate developments in the city. The developments are expected to relieve pressure on Galway’s spiralling rental market … but one of them is already generating significant opposition from local residents …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 6 September]

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