Question mark over funding for 700-bed student accommodation

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

Ireland“A 700-bed student accommodation project on the country’s newest third-level campus depends on EU approval for a funding system, due to question marks over its effect on government debt. Dublin Institute of Technology and the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) want to build the apartments within the north inner city campus where more than 1,000 students are already attending lectures since 2014 …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 3 October]

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Student digs sold out – at nearly double average price

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Student Housing Company has sold out its apartment block for the coming year – at almost double the average paid in rent by Dublin students – one month after launching the Dublin City-based premises …” (more)

[Michael Cogley, Independent, 21 August]

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DIT students with mental health issues up 700% in four years

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

Ireland“The number of students registering with mental health issues at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has increased by 700% in the past four years. The sharp rise is regarded as a positive indicator that efforts to address the stigma surrounding mental health issues among young people are paying off …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 19 August]

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Expanded Dublin Bikes scheme to Grangegorman DIT on hold

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

Ireland“The planned expansion of the Dublin Bikes rental scheme to the new DIT campus at Grangegorman has been put on hold because of a lack of money to run the service …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 11 August]

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After ‘Unacceptable’ Demands From College, DIT Students’ Union Left Without Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on July 24th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“After rejecting a new funding structure proposed by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) that would allow the College to internally audit DIT Students’ Union (DITSU), DITSU is to be left without funds for at least three months, and with an uncertain funding future beyond that …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 23 July]

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Rising rents push cost of college to €11,000 a year for some

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Rising rents and other living costs means the cost of going to college for students living away from home will reach about €11,000 this year, according to latest estimates …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 12 July]

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Call for extended Seanad voting rights

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

Ireland“A campaign has been launched by three of Ireland’s third level institutions in an effort to extend voting rights for Seanad elections to the graduates of all third level institutions in the State. Graduate Equality, a joint campaign between Dublin City University (DCU), the University of Limerick (UL) and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), aims to have the results of a 1979 constitutional amendment implemented …” (more)

[Tomás Heneghan, Irish Times, 25 April]

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500-bed student accommodation to be built at Gardiner Street site

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A 500-bed student apartment complex is being planned for the former Industrial Development Agency site on Gardiner Street. The €60 million project is a joint venture between the Dubai-based Global Student Accommodation (GSA) Group and the Irish company Carrowmore Property …” (more)

[Jake Trant, Trinity News, 9 March]

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DIT catering college put on the block for up to €20m

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin Institute of Technology is seeking between €15m and €20m for its catering college and related property beside O’Connell Street. The college, which is set to be moved to the new campus at Grangegorman, will vacate its long-standing base at 21 Cathal Brugha Street at the corner of Marlborough Street …” (more)

[Peter Flanagan, Independent, 2 February]

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‘Another Year , Another Methodology: Are Rankings Telling Us Anything New?’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A piece by Ellen Hazelkorn and Andrew Gibson, titled ‘Another Year, Another Methodology: Are Rankings Telling Us Anything New?’ has been published by Boston College’s Centre for International Higher Education, in the International Higher Education, Winter (2016) edition …” (more, link)

[HEPRU, 4 January]

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Funding cuts putting third-level sector under pressure

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Higher Education Authority has concluded a series of performance agreements with each of the State’s universities, institutes of technology and other third-level colleges …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 4 January]

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Minister Howlin welcomes High Court decision to refuse an application for an injunction over the awarding of a contract for the Grangegorman DIT campus

Posted in Legal issues on December 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Minister Howlin welcomes High Court decision to refuse an application for an injunction over the awarding of a contract for the Grangegorman DIT campus. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, today (1 December 2015) welcomed the High Court decision …” (more)

[Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, 1 December]

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Grangegorman DIT campus injunction refused by High Court

Posted in Legal issues on December 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Move clears way for Eriugena, winner of multi-million euro campus contract. The High Court has cleared the way for the winner of a multi-million euro contract for the new Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) campus at Grangegorman to proceed with the project …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Irish Times, 1 December]

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Institutes of Technology: Dublin consortium

Posted in Governance and administration on October 10th, 2015 by steve

IrelandTerence Flanagan (Dublin North East, Renua Ireland): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a merger (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 October]

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Major Increase in Education Investment will Benefit All Citizens

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“… At third level some €350m will be invested in improving facilities at campuses across the country, with €40m dedicated to the major DIT development underway at Grangegorman …” (more)

[Jan O’Sullivan, Department of Education and Skills, 29 September]

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Anniversary of DIT Cathal Brugha St

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – DIT Cathal Brugha Street was officially opened on June 16th, 1941, as St Mary’s College of Domestic Science. The college was established as an integral element of the State’s infrastructure for the education of young females …” (more)

[Lucy Horan, Irish Times, 24 August]

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Dublin City Council has ‘serious concerns’ over DIT student complex

Posted in Governance and administration on August 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City Council says it has ‘serious concerns’ about the quality of a proposed seven-storey, 132-bed student accommodation block designed to serve the new DIT campus at Grangegorman …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 17 August]

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DIT campus living

Posted in Governance and administration on August 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I refer to ‘New DIT campus will house just 10% of students’ (August 10th), which reported that DIT will ‘only’ be providing 2,000 beds on its campus at Grangegorman. Surely this is good news? …” (more)

[Paul Horan, Irish Times, 12 August]

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The New DIT Isn’t Going To Have Enough Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“It’s emerged the new home of DIT isn’t going to have near enough places for students to live in. It’s understood the new campus will only be able to house 10% of the 20 thousand students who will be studying there by 2020 …” (more)

[Brendan O’Loughlin, 98FM, 10 August]

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New DIT campus will house just 10% of students

Posted in Governance and administration on August 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Only 10% of students can live on campus at the new €200 million Dublin Institute of Technology in Grangegorman, Dublin, under ‘fast- track’ planning rules for the development …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 10 August]

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