DCU puts 10 acres of Griffith Avenue land on market for €35 million

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

Ireland“DCU is selling nearly 10 acres of land on Griffith Avenue for €35 million. The land, which is located to the south of the campus, was bought by the university in the early 2000s …” (more)

[Aakanksha Surve, DublinLive, 6 November]

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Student library monitors shouldn’t be necessary

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

Ireland“The news that college intends to recruit a team of students as ‘desk monitors’ in the library during exam time has been met with a mixed reaction across campus. It has become increasingly clear that the practice of ‘desk hogging’ is a significant problem in the library …” (more)

[Hugh Whelan, Trinity News, 6 November]

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‘Should we admit this is a gesture?’: Staff at Trinity College called for clarity ahead of call out for more women sculptures

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

Ireland“Staff at Trinity College Dublin said the university isn’t ‘exactly going to right the wrongs of history’ by commissioning busts of female scholars for its library, emails released under Freedom of Information show. Earlier this month, the university asked staff and students to nominate the first female scholar to be memorialised in a bust for the Long Room, the main chamber of the Old Library, the Irish Times reported …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 6 November]

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Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor announce €90m Technological University transformative fund at launch of Technological University Research Network report

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

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today (6 November 2019) welcomed the report of the TU Research Network (TURN): Connectedness and Collaboration enabled by Connectivity, which was presented to the Department by the TURN high level working group …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 6 November]

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Free Condoms for Third Level Students

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

Ireland“Dr Helen Deely, Acting Assistant National Director for HSE Health and Wellbeing, talks to Mary about the HSE’s announcement that it will make condoms and sexual health information freely available to third level students nationally.” (mp3)

[RTÉ – Drivetime, 6 November]

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Trinity Rushed Through the Appointment of Top Gender Equality Official

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

Ireland“Trinity rushed through the appointment of a top-ranking officer for gender equality, The University Times has learned, U-turning on an earlier decision not to create the position amid fears that its application for a new government equality initiative would be ‘seriously weakened’ without a senior equality advocate …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 5 November]

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University strike could affect more than a million students, says union

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

“Staff at 60 universities across the UK are to walk out on strike later this month over pensions, pay and conditions in a wave of action which could disrupt the studies of more than a million students, according to union leaders …” (more)

[Sally Weale, Guardian, 5 November]

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674-bed facility planned for NUI Galway

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

Ireland“Plans have begun for a new €60 million student accommodation complex at NUI Galway. The 674–bed facility is due to open at the start of the 2022/2023 academic year, in an attempt to relieve stress on an already creaking housing market …” (more)

[Paddy Henry, SIN, 5 November]

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Modular Billing System Could be Re-Introduced Next Year

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

Ireland“Modular billing, the system created to allow students to pay to repeat individual modules – abandoned by the College after historic student protests against the supplemental fees meant to pay for its introduction – could be re-introduced by next year, according to a top Trinity official. The system would replace Trinity’s current system of off-books assessment …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 5 November]

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