DCU students from rural Ireland on what it would take to return home

Posted in Life on January 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“What would it take to make you move back home? Many third-level students from regional communities who attend Dublin City University say they would love to make a living close to family and friends. But few see any credible chance of making a living in the towns and villages where they grew up …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 23 January]

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University Staff Development and Flipped Classrooms

Posted in Teaching on January 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. On this week’s programme I speak with Dr Pip Bruce Ferguson who works in Dublin City University’s Teaching Enhancement Unit. In a wide-ranging discussion we cover the following topics: …” (more, podcast)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 4 January]

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Trinity Pensioner

Posted in Legal issues on November 25th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“On yesterday’s Drivetime we heard about a retired Trinity College lecturer who lost a discrimination case taken on grounds of sexual orientation and age regarding his pension rights. We spoke to David Parris who explained why he decided to pursue the case for himself and his partner Gerard” (mp3).

[RTÉ – Drivetime, 25 November]

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Catherine Martin (Green) on education funding

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“@cathmartingreen speaks out for teachers and the future of our education system @VoiceforTeacher #edchatie #educationmatters” (tweet)

[Twitter, 21 October]

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Meeting of the Committee on Education and Skills, Thursday 13 October 2016

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Meeting of the Committee on Education and Skills, Thursday 13 October 2016, Webcast Recording. CR1, LH 2000, 9.00 a.m. Non-payment of maintenance grants to students attending private higher education colleges [Representatives from Wake Up SUSI] and Engagement with Mr Michael Horgan, Chairperson Designate, Higher Education Authority (HEA)” (video).

[Houses of the Oireachtas, 13 October]

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New IT Sligo president starts in the job

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“IT Sligo has a huge part to play in the development of the Sligo economy according to the college’s new president. Dr Brendan McCormack began his tenure as president of the IT yesterday and immediately set about outlining his vision for the future of the college …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 28 September]

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Leaders’ Questions

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2016 by steve

IrelandMicheál Martin: I welcome everybody back and I am delighted to see that it is all systems go for this Dáil session. It is less than two weeks to budget day and there are many issues that need to be addressed. I put it to the Taoiseach that it is essential that there be a realistic response to the Peter Cassells report on the chronic underfunding of third level education …” (more)

[Video is here]
[Dáil debates, 27 September]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“With students counting their Leaving Cert Points ahead of the first round of the CAO college offers on Monday, the race is already on to find accommodation that’s in short supply. Drivetime Reporter John Cooke has been meeting students and the services helping them to find a bed for the college year.” (mp3)

[RTÉ – Drivetime, 19 August]

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3rd Level Education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An expert group examining funding for Third Level education has recommended the introduction of a student loan system as one possible option for addressing funding difficulties in the sector. We spoke to Joan Burton and Dr. Ed Walsh.” (audio)

[RTÉ – Drivetime, 11 July]

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How far should universities rank in Government’s pecking order?

Posted in Governance and administration on May 31st, 2016 by steve

UK“The new Stormont Executive is being urged to splash the cash on our universities. The head of Queen’s University has warned of a brain drain in Northern Ireland unless there is more investment in higher education …” (more, audio)

[The Nolan Show, BBC NI, 31 May]

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John Walshe on Education Journalism and Politics

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. On this week’s programme I bring you the second part of my interview with John Walshe who after spending 4 decades as an education journalist was appointed special adviser to education and skills minister Ruairí Quinn. He wrote about this experience in An Education: How an outsider became an insider – and learned what really goes on in Irish government …” (audio)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 25 May]

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Programme 256, John Walshe on Education Journalism and Politics

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. On this week’s programme I speak to John Walshe who spent many years as education editor for the Irish Independent and was also special adviser to Ruairí Quinn when he was minister for education and skills. He authored a book about his experience as special adviser titled An Education: How an outsider became an insider …” (more, audio)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 18 May]

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Innovation in University Learning and Technology

Posted in Teaching on May 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. On this week’s programme my guest is Professor Leigh Graves Wolf who is the assistant director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University …” (more, audio)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 11 May]

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‘You need to promote women’ – NUIG professor on how she exposed gender inequalities

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway are considering the implementation of gender quotas in their senior academic posts after a member of staff successfully filed a gender discrimination case. After several failed attempts to be promoted to senior lecturer, and discovering that only 1 in 17 senior lecturers in NUIG were women, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington took a case to the Equality Tribunal …” (more, audio)

[Newstalk 106-108FM, 14 April]

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TUI criticises lack of funding in Institutes of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on March 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Ciara Ni Bhroin reports on the effects that funding cuts are having on Institutes of Technology.” (mp3)

[RTÉ – Morning Ireland, 18 March]

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What will DCU Incorporation mean for the University?

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The DCU Incorporation Programme is the planned coming together of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education with Dublin City University – the New DCU …” (more, video)

[Dublin City University, YouTube, 28 January]

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College Drop Outs

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“There’s concern over the high rate of drop-outs in the first year of many third level courses. Tom Boland is the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority, and he joined us in studio.” (mp3)

[RTÉ – Drivetime, 11 January]

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Promoting Women in University

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Professor Ita Richardson from the University of Limerick joins Marian in studio.” (mp3)

[Marian Finucane, RTÉ, 9 January]

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Queen’s University Belfast students continuing sit-in protest

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2015 by steve

UK“Eleven Students are occupying a room in the Queens University Belfast (QUB) Administration building. The Group called ‘Fossil Free QUB’ has been there 3 days in protest of QUB’s failure to divest themselves of fossil fuels …” (more, video)

[Ben Tucker, Independent, 14 December]

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Third of Invest NI’s money goes to three recipients, survey finds

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2015 by steve

UK“One-third of all funding to support business in the North by its economic development agency Invest NI between 2011 and 2014 went to Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and the UK government body responsible for boosting the film industry …” (more)

[Lindsay Fergus, Irish Times, 2 December]

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