Incoming university students are worried about how Covid-19 will affect their education

Posted in Teaching on June 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The uncertainty on what lies ahead for incoming first year college students is poignant with only three months left until they start third level education. For many it is very difficult during these times to decide what they want to study and where they want to study, as access to information is limited to online resources …” (more)

[Aoife Breslin, The College View, 21 June]

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Longer school days and weekend classes: ESRI calls for Leaving Cert 2021 changes

Posted in Teaching on June 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Longer school days and weekend classes to make up for lost teaching time are among a series of ESRI proposals to help Leaving Cert pupils catch up on lost work during the Covid-19 crisis …” (more)

[Wayne O’Connor, Independent, 21 June]

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Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Thousands of international students arrive on Irish shores every September to begin undergraduate and postgraduate studies at colleges and universities across the country …” (more)

[Conor McCrave, TheJournal.ie, 21 June]

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Psychological Time

Posted in Life on June 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“So, the Summer Solstice for 2020 is now in the past. It’s all downhill from here! As the Solstice approached last night I was thinking back to the Vernal Equinox which had happened this year on March 20th, exactly three months before. That was at the end of Study Week in the Spring Semester but the students did not return the following week and we switched to remote teaching …” (more)

[In the Dark, 21 June]

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IT Carlow Prepares For First Year Students

Posted in Governance and administration on June 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“First year students are set to start their studies at IT Carlow in late September. In a letter to new students, IT Carlow president Dr Patricia Mulcahy said the start date for first year students was 28 September …” (more)

[Michael Tracey, Carlow Nationalist, 19 June]

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