Hamilton Cafes Cut Ties With Aramark, With College-Run Options Set to Open

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“After years of student opposition, Trinity’s Hamilton cafes have cut ties with controversial catering company Aramark, with new College-run alternatives set to open in the coming weeks. Aramark, which has been criticised for its involvement in direct provision centres, vacated the cafes after terminating its contract last month, according to Moira O’Brien, the head of Trinity Catering …” (more)

[Jordan Nann, University Times, 21 January]

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As Election Looms, Trinity to Host Cross-Party Higher Education Debate

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity will next week play host to a higher education debate featuring education spokespeople from Ireland’s political parties, ahead of a general election in February. Organised jointly by the Irish Universities Association (IUA), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the Technological Higher Education Association, the debate will bring politicians from several parties to the Business School for a debate on the future of higher education and research …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 21 January]

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Performance-based funding for higher education – could it happen here?

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2020 by steve

International“I’m guessing that even the most ardent of UK wonks haven’t been eagerly awaiting the the announcement from the Alberta (Canada) Government of its hotly-anticipated performance based funding system for tertiary institutions. Maybe they should have been …” (more)

[Jim Dickinson, Wonkhe, 22 January]

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Regulating language schools

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Francis Oliver Neary (Letters, January 20th) is correct when he writes that the proposed International Education Mark will provide quality assurance for international students. Unfortunately, despite the relevant legislation passing in the summer, it seems like it will be some time before the mark is fully implemented …” (more)

[Sarah Lennon, Irish Times, 22 January]

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Nearly 2,000 more students register to vote, says USI

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Close to 2,000 students have registered to vote in the general election across colleges and third-level institutions in recent days, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has said. University College Cork (UCC) saw the most students sign up to be included on the supplementary electoral register in the last week …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 21 January]

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Councillors back plan for Magdalene laundry to be third-level college

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Dublin city councillors have voted in favour of progressing plans to turn the former Magdalene laundry building on Sean McDermott Street into a centre for third-level education. The proposed plans, which were presented to councillors by Dublin City Council representatives on Tuesday, also include the development of social housing units for older people and a memorial in memory of victims and survivors of Ireland’s institutional homes …” (more)

[Sorcha Pollak, Irish Times, 22 January]