What are the must-have skills for today’s graduates?

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on March 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Whenever he asks emplyers about the must-have skills they want in today’s graduates, Dublin City University president Brian MacCraith gets much the same answer …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 28 March]

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Revealed: Inside the accommodation where 60 students share four fridges, toilets are blocked and rent increased by 38%

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Students at a Dublin university claim they are living in squalid conditions despite seeing their rent increase by 38% this academic year. An undercover investigation reveals that 60 students are sharing each of four houses at St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra, on Dublin city’s northside …” (more)

[Hayley Halpin, Independent, 25 March]

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Brexit could lead to increase in CAO points for Irish students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Brexit could lead to increases in CAO points if thousands of Irish students who study in the UK opt to remain at home, a university president has warned. Dublin City University president Brian MacCraith said up to 12,000 Irish students currently study in universities across the UK …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 21 March]

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UCD and DCU recognised for gender equality actions

Posted in Governance and administration on March 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Two Irish universities have received an award recognising steps they have taken towards gender equality. UCD and DCU have both received Athena SWAN bronze awards …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 15 March]

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CICE staff will continue industrial action against ‘loss of autonomy’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Former staff members of the Church of Ireland College of Further Education will continue their industrial action against poor treatment, loss of personal benefits, loss of autonomy and the termination of programmes following the college’s incorporation into DCU last year …” (more)

[Aaron Gallagher, The College View, 8 February]

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Staff and students protesting at former CICE site in Rathmines

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Board of Governors of the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) has repeatedly sought assistance from the Department of Education in attempting to resolve issues with staff there through the Workplace Relations Commission, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 27 January]

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Staff and students at former Church of Ireland college protest

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Staff and students at the former Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) in Dublin’s Rathmines are to stage a protest on Friday at what they claim has been a failure to resolve serious issues since the college was moved to Drumcondra last year. The protest will take place at its former Rathmines location …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 26 January]

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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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Dublin City University designated as a University of Sanctuary

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on December 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University has been designated as a ‘University of Sanctuary’ in recognition of a range of initiatives demonstrating commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees into the university community and to fostering a culture of inclusion for all. DCU is the first Irish university to receive this designation …” (more)

[DCU, 21 December]

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Staff member ‘made homeless’ following Incorporation

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“DCU member of staff and their son were made homeless following the Incorporation Programme, which saw the Church of Ireland College of Further Education among others amalgamate into the university this year, according to TD Richard Boyd-Barrett …” (more)

[Aaron Gallagher, Irish Times, 14 December]

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DCU’s ‘indifference’ to student addiction

Posted in Governance and administration on December 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The university also has a dedicated student bar on its Glasnevin campus. While most dangerous substances are outright banned, alcohol is sold in copious amounts to students every day. NuBar is not owned by DCU, and it is not being alleged that the university is in any way profiting from the sale of alcohol to students. The existence of the student bar is merely indicative of the double standard towards dangerous substances that exists in this country …” (more)

[Brion Hoban, Irish Times, 13 December]

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94% of DCU students vote to remain in USI

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University Students’ Union (DCUSU) has voted to remain part of the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) by a margin of 94%. The result was announced this evening at the end of two days of voting. A total of 2,304 votes were cast, with 2,176 voting ‘Yes’ to staying in USI …” (more)

[Niamh Lynch, Trinity News, 2 December]

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Catholic library board members resign in row over DCU takeover

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Six board members of the loss-making Central Catholic Library in Dublin have resigned in protest over a decision to reject a take-over proposal from Dublin City University (DCU). Located at Merrion Square, the library has been in financial difficulty for some time …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 22 November]


Higher Education Institutions Staff – Dublin City University

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2016 by steve

IrelandRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that, as a result of the merger of the former Church of Ireland College of Education and other training colleges with Dublin City University, a person and their son (details supplied) have now been made homeless following eviction by the college from the person’s accommodation, despite assurances that accommodation, which had been part of their employment arrangements with the college, would continue to be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 25 October]

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DCU incorporation reaches official completion

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

Ireland“The DCU Incorporation Programme was finalised at the end of September, officially joining DCU, St Patricks College, Mater Dei and CICE as one legal entity …” (more)

[The College View, 26 October]

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Planning permission granted for 900 bed student accommodation in Docklands

Posted in Legal issues on October 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been granted for the construction of over 900 student bed spaces beside the Point Village as part of the ongoing regeneration of the docklands. Spaces for 935 students were planned across two separate seven storey blocks. One of the two blocks will have 589 bedspaces, with the other having 346 bedspaces alongside commercial retail floor space and community facilities …” (more)

[The College View, 12 October]

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AIB agrees five-year DCU partnership to fund chair in data analytics

Posted in Research on September 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“AIB is to fund Dublin City University’s first chair in data analytics as part of a five-year partnership to promote a sector that is predicted to generate 30,000 job opportunities out to 2020 …” (more)

[Ciarán Hancock, Irish Times, 12 September]

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DCU president says university rankings dip is wake-up call

Posted in Governance and administration on September 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The fall of Irish universities in this week’s QS World University Rankings represents a ‘tipping point’ for the third-level sector, according to Brian MacCraith, president of Dublin City University (DCU). ‘This has to be a wake-up call to the Government’, he said …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 7 September]

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New DCU, old discrimination

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on August 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The newly formed DCU Institute of Education caused controversy only days into its existence. The faculty has been formed following the full incorporation of three educational institutes into the university, namely St Patrick’s College, Mater Dei and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) …” (more)

[Brion Hoban, The College View, 27 August]

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