Uncertainty for Trinity Students Over Erasmus and Study Abroad Next Year

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

“Uncertainty surrounds the fate of next year’s Erasmus programme for Trinity students, with no decisions as yet from the College amid travel and distancing fears as a result of the coronavirus …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 12 May]

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‘No Indication’ Tuition Fee Increases Are ‘Imminent’, Says HEA

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

“There has been ‘no indication’ from the Department of Education and Skills that any changes to third level institutions’ fee levels are imminent, according to a spokesperson for the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Concerns have emerged on how University College Dublin (UCD) intends to mitigate a negative financial impact of up to €100 million by the end of this year …” (more)

[Conor Capplis, College Tribune, 12 May]

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Student nurses deserve to be paid

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

Ireland“The current pandemic situation has brought us all to a standstill. It is at times like this that we truly realise the value of our frontline staff: the various nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers who are going out to face this everyday. Imagine for a second that you’re in this position, imagine how worried you’d be, going into work everyday, afraid that you’d fall ill. Now imagine that you’re not even being paid for this work …” (more)

[Chloe Mant, Trinity News, 12 May]

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Tuition fees should be refunded

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on May 12th, 2020 by steve

“It was surreal for the college community when Trinity closed its doors in March, leaving a lot of people unsure as to what to do in both a personal and an academic sense. Without strong contingency plans in place for many departments and schools in Trinity, the closure left many students unmotivated, frustrated, and forced into impractical and difficult study environments with little to no resources …” (more)

[Dearbháil Kent, Trinity News, 11 May]

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Halls Residents Face Move Into Single Block, Despite Coronavirus Case

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

“Students have expressed concern over College’s plans to move Halls residents into a single apartment block, after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the residence last week …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 11 May]

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No Decision Yet on When, How College Will Re-Open Accommodation Next Year

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

“College has yet to make a decision on when and how it will re-open its accommodation next year, with questions unanswered about the logistics of moving students back into communal living arrangements …” (more)

[Orla Murnaghan, University Times, 11 May]

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IFSC-based NCI on the hunt for second Dublin campus

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

“The National College Of Ireland (NCI) third-level institute says it is on the lookout for a second campus in Dublin city in addition to its current base in the IFSC. The industry-focused college also spent €2.7 million last year to buy a gym and creche adjacent to its IFSC campus to help alleviate space constraints …” (more)

[Mark Paul, Irish Times, 12 May]

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