Former UCD boss claims research environment in Irish universities is ‘significantly inferior’

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

Ireland“Hugh Brady, former president of UCD, tells us that the government are ducking and diving over low levels of investment in third level education …” (mp3)

[RTÉ – This Week, 6 October]

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‘Ireland’s universities do not exist to allow academics a good life’

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

Ireland“In the public sector, there is only ever one solution to problems, and that is to call for more funding. Sadly, Irish universities are no different. Two stories last week illustrate the tendency. The first revealed that Trinity College in Dublin is considering reducing the number of Irish students who can attend in future unless the Government provides more resources …” (more)

[Eilis O’Hanlon, Independent, 6 October]

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Students find mouldy walls and dirty rooms in GMB accommodation

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

Ireland“Trinity students who moved into their on-campus accommodation in the Graduates’ Memorial Building (GMB) at the start of this year were disappointed to find damaged furniture, unclean rooms and mould growing on the walls …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 5 October]

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Davy Byrnes boss plans tennis college at UCD

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

Ireland“Businessman Billy Dempsey – who earlier this year bought the iconic Davy Byrnes pub in Dublin – is joining forces with UCD to develop an international Tennis Centre of Excellence at the Belfield campus. The centre will be part of the current major investment in sport at the college and will feature high-quality indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, with backing from top international coaches …” (more)

[Fearghal O’Connor, Independent, 6 October]

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Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don’t start to balance

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Callaghan Commons is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dublin City University Students’ Union. Here, he writes about how Budget 2020 should focus on students and access to education …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 5 October]

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University of Limerick students fall victim to housing crisis

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

Ireland“Despite the academic year having gotten well underway, a number of University of Limerick students have failed to secure accommodation due to what they describe as a ‘housing shortage’ in the area …” (more)

[Rebecca Laffan, Limerick Leader, 5 October]

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