Fee Arrangements Maintained for UK and Irish Students Next Year

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The government has confirmed that existing fee arrangements will be maintained for Irish students enrolling in UK universities in 2020/21, amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit’s implications …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 10 January]

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UCD sees revenues grow with record year for research grants

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCD has reported an increase in its annual surplus to €35.2 million for the financial year ending in September 2018 – up €3.1 million over the previous 12-month period. The university reported a successful financial year against a background of concern about funding for third-level education in the Republic …” (more)

[Seán McCárthaigh, Irish Times, 10 January]

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CIT set for €9.2m grant as part of new sports infrastructure fund

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is set to get a €9.2m grant from the Department of Sport as part of the first set of allocations under a new sports infrastructure fund. The fund, which was first announced as part of the National Development plan in 2018, sees €77.4m allocated to sporting facilities or projects across the country ahead of an impending general election …” (more)

[Cianan Brennan, BreakingNews.ie, 10 January]

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Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor provide assurance to students and their families for studies in the UK

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today announced that current fee regimes and grant supports are being maintained for Irish students going to higher education institutions in the UK from September 2020. The Ministers also confirmed the current system will apply for students from Britain and Northern Ireland who are applying to attend colleges in Ireland …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 10 January]

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Crisis? What crisis?

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“At the moment it is the Irish health service that is at the centre of a storm; it usually is at this time of year. The ‘trolley crisis’ leads the news every January just as the Leaving Cert makes headlines every June. Nothing seems to change. Meanwhile the third level education sector has been ‘in crisis’ for the last five years at least, and many suggest that this ‘crisis’ poses a real and substantial risk to the Irish economy. Maybe it does …” (more)

[Education and other Things, 10 January]

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UCC and CIT pay almost €350k on compo claims

Posted in Legal issues on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology have paid out over €300,000 in compensation claims during the past five years. The Cork colleges’ insurers have paid out €347,085 in total, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 …” (more)

[Áine Kenny, EchoLive, 10 January]

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Two wrongs …

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Third-level Ireland is agog about the launch of a scheme of new women-only professorships. I find it terribly worrying to be so alone in thinking that this is a terrible idea. In the past, when all internal mechanisms had failed, I thought that writing open letters to the newspaper of record was a good way of making sure that minority views got a hearing …” (more)

[Mary Gallagher, In a Strange Land, 9 January]

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Tackling rudeness in higher education

Posted in Teaching on January 10th, 2020 by steve

“Rudeness, insensitive and disrespectful behaviour that defies social norms, is prevalent in most workplaces – with reports suggesting up to 98% of employees will encounter rudeness at some point in their working lives …” (more)

[Amy Irwin, Wonkhe, 10 January]