€100k UL Rebrand Sparks Controversy, With Petition Against ‘Classless’ Logo

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Controversy has flared up in the University of Limerick (UL) after the college revealed its new logo amid a rebranding effort that’s costing around €100,000. Students have launched a petition calling on the college to scrap the ‘childish, sloppy, and classless’ redesign and restore the college’s colours of maroon, gold and navy after they were changed to a new forest green and lime green get-up …” (more)

[Ana Bravo, University Times, 22 October]

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IFUT Demands Action on Cassells After Third-Level Inequalities Revealed

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has demanded that the government act on the findings of the Cassells report after recent research carried out by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) showed that just one in ten third-level students come from disadvantaged backgrounds …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 22 October]

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The Irish Times view on the class gap at third level: making progress, must do better

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A new study by the Higher Education Authority shows in stark terms the gap between rich and poor at third level. Students from affluent families are not just more likely to progress on to third level – they also dominate high-points courses and earn more within months of graduation …” (more)

[Irish Times, 22 October]

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Work set to start next year on €60m student accommodation scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 600 new student bed spaces will come on stream at NUIG in time for the start of the semester in September 2022 – bringing welcome relief to the high demand in the student housing market. The university this week invited tenders for the design and construction contract to develop a new apartment complex at Corrib Village, the existing student accommodation villa …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 22 October]

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