New head of Mayo GMIT is appointed

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The new vice-president of Mayo GMIT Campus in Castlebar has been appointed. It has been confirmed that Professor Neville McClenaghan will take up the role in early February. Professor McClenaghan comes to GMIT from the University of Ulster where he held a number of roles …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 23 November]

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New strategies to safeguard future of Mayo GMIT Campus are revealed

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The future of Mayo GMIT Campus is looking much brighter, according to the interim head of the college Dr Richard Thorn. Speaking to the local media today, he confirmed a number of recommendations in the Working Group Report …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 13 November]

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1 in 3 Galway students commuting to college this year

Posted in Life on November 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A recent survey published in the Connacht Tribune shows that 1 in 3 students are commuting to college in Galway. The survey was carried out with students of NUI Galway and Galway–Mayo Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Cathriona Coleman, SIN, 11 November]

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Three ITs millions of euro in debt

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“At least three State-funded third-level institutes of technology (ITs) have been ordered to draw up three-year financial recovery plans after it emerged they are millions of euro in debt — putting significant pressure on key frontline services …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 28 September]

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Three Institute of Technologies facing financial black holes as it emerges they are millions in debt

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“At least three leading State-funded third level institutes of technology have been ordered to draw up three-year financial recovery plans after it emerged they are millions of euro in debt – putting significant pressure on key front-line services …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 27 September]

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GMIT and NUIG Student Unions Lobby City Council’s Housing SPC about the Accommodation Crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The GMIT and NUIG Student Unions have lobbied the City Council Housing SPC about the accommodation crisis. The Student Unions met with city councillors to highlight the need for more purpose built student accommodation …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 20 September]

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€2 million investment represents statement of intent for GMIT Castlebar campus – Ring

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has said that the €2 million Government investment announced on Friday September 14 to upgrade the roof in GMIT represents a major statement of intent by the Government in the Castlebar campus …” (more)

[Mayo Advertiser, 14 September]

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Accommodation crisis has reached ‘peak’ according to SU President

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway Students’ Union president, Megan Reilly, told SIN this week that the student accommodation crisis has reached ‘peak point’. The comments come ahead of the union’s upcoming ‘Crisis Campout’ protest, which is being planned in conjunction with Galway Mayo Institute of Technology’s Students’ Union and the One Galway initiative …” (more)

[Graham Gillespie, SIN, 13 September]

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The housing crisis is also a crisis of student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“In either Galway campus you will hear stories of students commuting from other counties, couch-surfing, and hostel stays …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 13 September]

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Student Unions to Highlight Galway’s Rental Crisis in Eyre Square Sleepout

Posted in Governance and administration on September 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The GMIT and NUIG Student Unions, along with the One Galway Initiative will hold a Crisis Campout on Eyre Square tomorrow to highlight a critical shortage of student accommodation in the city …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 10 September]

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Fresh concerns over dwindling numbers at Mayo GMIT Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Dwindling numbers at GMIT’s Mayo Campus is having a negative impact on the institute as a whole. According to a report in this week’s issue of The Connacht Tribune, that was the warning issued by Jim Fennell, Vice President for Finance & Corporate Services of GMIT, at the first Mayo Campus sub-committee meeting of the GMIT Governing Body …” (more)

[Connacht Telegraph, 6 September]

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Galway student unions highlight student accommodation crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on August 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Galway’s third level Student Unions have come together to condemn rent prices in the city. The call comes ahead of the return of thousands of third levels students for the beginning of the new academic year. The unions have criticised the prevalence of new ‘luxury’ student housing …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 27 August]

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GMIT is ‘functioning as normal’ although president on sick leave

Posted in Governance and administration on August 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) says it is ‘functioning as normal’ although its president, Dr Fergal Barry, is on extended leave. The third-level college, which is due to become a technology university with its Sligo and Letterkenny partners, has declined to comment on claims that it has received correspondence from legal representatives for Dr Barry …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 15 August]

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Minister to turn first sod on €5m GMIT expansion

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Business, Enterpise and Innovation Heather Humphreys will turn the sod on a multi-million euro expansion at GMIT at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. The college was granted planning permission earlier this year for an extension to it’s iHub innovation campus at Dublin Road …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 8 August]

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Ring-fenced funding for multi-campus institutions is good news for GMIT

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The announcement of ring-fenced funding for multi-campus institutions is positive news for GMIT, according to Galway East TD Sean Canney. The Minister of State for OPW and Flood Relief welcomed the funding, which will amount to an additional €250,000 per annum per institution …” (more)

[Micheál Ó Maoileoin, Galway Daily, 20 July]

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Institutes of Technology: Mayo campus of GMIT

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2018 by steve

Lisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the breakdown of spending of the €3.75 million ring-fenced funding to secure the future of the Mayo campus of GMIT; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 July]

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Institutes of Technology: GMIT Castlebar

Posted in Governance and administration on June 29th, 2018 by steve

Lisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the suspension of the BSc Hons in digital media and society at the GMIT Castlebar; if the decision to suspend the course will be reversed; if not, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 27 June]

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GMIT given more time to build sports hall

Posted in Governance and administration on June 4th, 2018 by steve

“GMIT has been granted more time to build a sports hall and car park. The college had applied to the City Council for an extension on planning permission for the two-storey multi-functional sports building, car parking and improved bus facilities …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 3 June]

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Recruitment campaign for head of GMIT Mayo campus will begin in coming weeks – Burke

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2018 by steve

“Fine Gael senator Paddy Burke has outlined a number of developments in building a sustainable future for the Castlebar campus of GMIT. Senator Burke said the appointment of an external facilitator and a recruitment campaign for a head of campus will begin in the coming weeks …” (more)

[Mayo Advertiser, 25 May]

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Institutes of Technology: GMIT Mayo Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2018 by steve

Lisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason an external facilitator has yet to be appointed to oversee the implementation of the recommendations of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT, working group report published in December 2017 in regard to the Mayo campus of GMIT; and if a date will be set for same to ensure the appointment of the appropriate person …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 15 May]

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