Exam Time

Posted in Teaching on January 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Back in Maynooth into the January examination period, I await the arrival tomorrow of the first batch of examination scripts I have to mark, I thought I’d do a quick post on the topic of examinations. First, for readers elsewhere, full-time undergraduate students at Maynooth what is called 60 ‘credits’ in a year, usually split into two semesters of thirty credits each. This is usually split into 5-credit modules with an examination in each module at the end of each semester …” (more)

[In the Dark, 12 January]

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UCD LGBTQ+ Society Blasts Upcoming Visit of Controversial Chastity Advocate

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin’s (UCD) LGBTQ+ society has said it is ‘saddened’ that a controversial anti-contraceptive advocate, who has called homosexuality ‘disordered’, was invited to speak at the college. Jason Evert, a Catholic minister from Arizona and prominent chastity campaigner, has been invited to speak as part of a three-day summit for university students …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 12 January]

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€29 Million Wiped Off Government Spending On SUSI Grants – Byrne

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education, Thomas Byrne, has questioned why the number of students in receipt of the SUSI grant is declining while the number of students attending third level education is increasing …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 12 January]

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