Class and third level

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this story carried on RTÉ about an Higher Education Authority study which details the socio-economic backgrounds of students attending higher education institutions in Ireland is not the findings which predictably note …” (more)

[The Cedar Lounge Revolution, 22 October]

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University of Limerick unveils €100,000 brand refresh

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has unveiled its first brand refresh since 1989. The refresh includes a reimagining of the logo, and was unveiled on the campus by UL president Dr Des Fitzgerald. The project – which was run through a procurement tender process – has been valued at €100,000 and sought input from over 2,000 staff, students and alumni …” (more)

[Ciara Barry, Limerick Voice, 22 October]

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IUA Welcomes HEA’s new report on the Spatial and Socio-Economic Profile of HEIs in Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Universities Association (IUA) welcomes HEA’s new report on the Spatial and Socio-Economic Profile of Higher Education Institutions in Ireland. The IUA has been using the same type of geocoded data as an indicator of socioeconomic background for the HEAR scheme for 10 years and has been advocating for others to use it for similar purposes. This report helps universities to ensure that they can identify and address the needs of the most underrepresented groups in Higher Education …” (more)

[IUA, 21 October]

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Colleges grapple with tackling student inequality

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“There’s no doubt that the data the HEA has complied is extremely valuable. It’s also fascinating. It doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know however, it just confirms it. The link between socio-economic status, academic attainment, and future earning levels is deep and enduring …” (more)

[Emma O Kelly, RTÉ News, 21 October]

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Higher Education Spatial and Socio-Economic Profile, 2017/18 Enrolments published

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Those from Better Off Financial Backgrounds Still More Likely to Go to College. Progress has been made in delivering on the national priority of increasing access to higher education. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) today, Monday 21st, publishes a detailed picture of the geographical and socio-economic make-up of Ireland’s higher education institutions and courses. All publicly funded institutions except Trinity College Dublin are included in the study. Among the key findings are …” (more, download)

[David Sheils, HEA, 21 October]

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