Trinity after Brexit

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“What does the UK withdrawal from the EU mean for College’s relationship with Northern Ireland? The United Kingdom exited the European Union at 11pm on 31 January 2020. Sparked by a narrow victory of 51.9% for the Leave campaign in the UK’s June 2016 referendum on EU membership, the date marked the end of a period of debate and delay lasting more than three and a half years …” (more)

[Isabella Noonen, Trinity News, 1 February]

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Trinity pays over 30 staff below national living wage

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity employs a total of 33 members of staff at an hourly rate below the national living wage of €12.30 per hour, according to documents released under a Freedom of Information request. The national living wage is calculated by the Living Wage Technical Group, an organisation established in 2014 with the purpose of calculating an ‘hourly wage rate that should provide employees with sufficient income to achieve an agreed acceptable minimum standard of living’ …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 31 January]

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Universities call to keep European research links

Posted in Research on February 1st, 2020 by steve

“University leaders in the UK and Europe have signed a joint statement calling for UK universities to remain part of European research schemes after Brexit. As the UK leaves the European Union, 36 higher education groups have called for a ‘swift agreement’ to allow UK universities to rejoin EU research networks and Erasmus student exchanges …” (more)

[Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 31 January]

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Coronavirus scare: UCD student who recently returned from China given all clear

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A UCD student who recently returned from China has been given the all clear following a coronavirus scare. The woman, who lives in the UCD Residences, returned from the Asian country where the original outbreak of the virus begun within the past 14 days …” (more)

[Mark O’Brien, DublinLive, 31 January]

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In Election, a Simple Message to Politicians: Don’t Fail Third-Level

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Elections in Ireland come around every four or five years. They provide an opportunity for voters to pick the parties and individuals who will best represent the interests of the country and its people. It is a time for our politicians to set out their stall on why they should be entrusted with government …” (more)

[Jim Miley, Lorna Fitzpatrick and Joseph Ryan, University Times, 31 January]

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Emergency cash injection needed for higher education during 2020, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has called for allocation of an emergency cash injection for higher education during 2020 to address the escalating crisis in resources. ‘It must be a priority for any incoming government’, IFUT General Secretary, Joan Donegan said …” (more)

[IFUT, 30 January]

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WIT Seeks Solution for Anxious Final Year Students

Posted in Teaching on February 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A meeting held on Friday last between final year Construction Management and Engineering students and WIT management, including Institute President Willie Donnelly, failed to reach agreement on the delivery of an autumn module that remains outstanding …” (more)

[Waterford News and Star, 31 January]

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