Developer enters talks to build 216 student beds near UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Talks are underway which could see more than 200 student beds developed in a new apartment complex near UCC. Denis O’Brien Developments is seeking to build a 216-student bed complex at Orchard Road in the college area of the city …” (more)

[EchoLive, 6 February]

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Accommodation, University funding, healthcare and climate the key issues for the student voter ahead of GE 2020

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An unprecedented first Saturday election since 1918 raised some eyebrows when the starting gun was pulled on General Election 2020, with Leo Varadkar claiming that the public going to the polls later in the week makes it easier for parents, commuters and students to cast their vote …” (more)

[Paddy Henry, SIN, 6 February]

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UCD to increase campus rent by 12% over three years

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) will increase rents for its on-campus student accommodation by 12 per cent over the next three years, the maximum increase permitted under rent cap laws. The increase would see the cost of student accommodation on the Belfield campus rise to between €8,000 and €9,900 per year over the next three year …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 5 February]

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Science and teaching

Posted in Research on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Dr Yvonne Kavanagh of the Institute of Physics Ireland (‘Time to focus on science and research’, Letters, February 5th) rightly asserts that in order to put science and innovation at the forefront of our national development, it is imperative to ensure that every second-level student has access to a specialist physics teacher …” (more)

[Tom Morris, Irish Times, 6 February]

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Teaching assistants debate strike at PhD townhall meeting

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“PhD students have expressed their anger during a townhall meeting this evening at a decision approved by College’s finance committee to cut the pay of casual staff who work as lab demonstrators. The decision to cut pay was temporarily reversed on Tuesday at a meeting of the finance committee, and a final decision has been deferred to a future meeting …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Shannon Connolly and Madalyn Williams, Trinity News, 5 February]

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Students At UCC Have Paid More Than €11,000 In Fines For Anti-Social Behaviour

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The policy has led to a drop in complaints. Particularly during Rag and Fresher’s weeks over the past two years …” (audio)

[RedFM, 5 February]

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