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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IT lecturers protest over cutbacks

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Lecturers at the country’s Institutes of Technology are demonstrating in protest at what they say is the ‘severe damage’ that cutbacks have caused in the sector. The protests are being organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 26 November]

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2015 ‘Dance Your PhD’ results

Posted in Life on November 25th, 2015 by steve

Switzerland“The overall winner of Science’s ‘Dance Your PhD’ contest is researcher Florence Metz of the University of Bern in Switzerland. Metz, who only had 3 weeks to turn her PhD thesis on water protection into a dance video, put together a team to incorporate salsa, acro-yoga, and hip hop into the performance …” (more, video)

[Donisha Adams, Science Careers, 24 November]

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Students demonstrate in central London – video

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2015 by steve

UK“Students from across the UK gather in central London on Wednesday to protest against the Conservative government’s education policies, including raised tuition fees and cutting grants for disadvantaged students …” (more, video)

[Guardian, 4 November]

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Kathleen Lynch on Education and Social Justice

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“On this week’s programme my guest was Professor Kathleen Lynch, Head of the School of Social Justice at University College Dublin. She was a keynote speaker at the 2015 annual conference of the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS).” (podcast)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 21 October]

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Universities on screen

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 21st, 2015 by steve

UK“TV adverts for universities can be expensive and perhaps rather predictable. Unofficial ones are a bit more interesting …” (more, videos)

[Paul Greatrix, Wonkhe, 21 October]

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Micheline on RTE One’s Today: The fight for NUI Galway 5’s rights ‘has to go on’!

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“In an interview on RTE One’s Today programme, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington said she will continue to call for the promotion of five female lecturers at NUI Galway who were unfairly denied promotion in 2009, continuing a women’s right effort begun 100 years ago by her grandmother, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 16 October]

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UCC president Dr Michael Murphy explains why dropping out of college might be a good idea

Posted in Research on October 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“In fostering an entrepreneurial spirit among students and graduates at University College Cork (UCC), university president Dr Michael Murphy explains why the university is actually encouraging students to drop out and form start-ups …” (more, video)

[Connor McKenna, Silicon Republic, 10 October]

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