Without Major Cutbacks, College Could Run Out of Cash by September 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity risks running out of cash by September 2021 if strict cutbacks – aimed at mitigating the financial impacts of the coronavirus – are not introduced in the coming months, The University Times has learned …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 5 June]

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NUIG prepares to reopen research buildings on a phased basis from next week

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is preparing to reopen its research buildings on a phased basis from next week. The university hopes to reopen one research building next week in line with the government’s phase 2 of the roadmap to lift restrictions …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 4 June]

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Education Minister says funding in place for TU application this year

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Education Minister Joe McHugh says everything’s in place for the Technological University for the South East to go ahead and submit an application this year. The issue was raised in the Dail by Local TD John McGuinness and Waterford’s David Cullinane …” (more)

[Domhnall Doyle, KCLR, 4 June]

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Student accommodation sector set for harsh Covid-19 lesson

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Third-level colleges have emptied for the summer but their managements are already grappling with how they will conduct a new academic year in the shadow of Covid-19. Many are considering holding lectures partly or fully online, with limited face-to-face contact for tutorials, practicals and laboratory work …” (more)

[Barry O’Halloran, Irish Times, 5 June]

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Third man charged over shooting of Limerick criminal at UL

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A third man has appeared before the Special Criminal Court charged with involvement in the attempted murder of Christy Keane by the Limerick-based McCarthy-Dundon crime gang …” (more)

[Eoin Reynolds, Limerick Leader, 4 June]

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Students with Disabilities Have Long Sought Online Learning. It Must Continue and Improve

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on June 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Over the past few weeks, the Disability Service has been conducting surveys and collecting information about the student experience with online learning. In a recent survey amongst 90 students with different disabilities, it was reported that 49.5% indicated that their experience of online learning was positive, 29% said it was negative, 18% had a mixed experience …” (more)

[Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird, University Times, 4 June]

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Je suis Ouïghour and Inner Lives Matter in China too

Posted in Life on June 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Jack-of-all-trades that I am, I must own up to several academic connections with China, many via UCD. Some of these Chinese foreign affairs relate to my work on things French. In fact, China came calling on me three times over the past weeks. First, via a Chinese ethnologist from Yunnan University, the one with the best-known ethnology department in the People’s Republic …” (more)

[In a Strange Land, 4 June]

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Student Accommodation – Refunds

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2020 by steve

IrelandNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will engage with third-level colleges and universities that have to date failed to refund some students for their prepaid student accommodation not now being used; if he will request that students be fully refunded; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 3 June]

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English Language Training Organisations

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2020 by steve

IrelandPádraig O’Sullivan (Cork North Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to including English language teachers in the Covid-19 working group for the English language education sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 3 June]

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