Northern Ireland student loses High Court battle over being denied funding for Dublin degree course

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 9th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A Northern Ireland student has lost a High Court battle over being denied funding for a degree course in Dublin. Aimee Liggett was seeking to challenge a Department for the Economy decision that law studies she wanted to undertake were not eligible for financial support …” (more)

[Alan Erwin, Belfast Telegraph, 9 October]

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Advice on choices in further education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I refer to “‘Snob value’ pushing school-leavers to universities, says academic” (December 9th), which included comments attributed in error to me, and a related letter to the editor from Mary Toomey (December 13th). The comments attributed to me were made to an Oireachtas committee addressing the Cassells report …” (more)

[Diarmuid Hegarty, Irish Times, 19 December]

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Three agencies refused to put up this billboard advertisement for Griffith College Dublin

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 10th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In an attempt to attract postgraduate students to their courses, Griffith College designed this advertisement in conjunction with the design agency Atomic, intended to be printed and mounted on a giant billboard …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 10 September]

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Private-college students refused grants despite being eligible says union officer

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Students eligible for SUSI grants are being denied their funding due to their intention to pursue education at a private college, Griffith College student union officer Michael McNamara has said. Students intending to Griffith College Dublin, Cork and Limerick have been denied SUSI funding, despite eligibility for the grant …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 July]

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Profits triple to €2.5m at Griffith College group

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

Ireland“Profits at the group that operates Griffith College in Dublin last year increased three-fold to €2.5m. Established in 1974, the independently-owned Griffith College operates third level campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 2 June]

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Pre-tax profits rise at Griffith College group

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

Ireland“Pre-tax profits at the group that operates Griffith College in Dublin last year increased by 13% to €790,014. Established in 1974, the independently-owned Griffith College operates third level campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick and educates over 7,000 students …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 24 December]

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Third-level college opens new campus on Cork’s northside

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Around 1,000 students are now taking classes at the new campus of a third-level college on Cork’s northside. Griffith College has taken over the former St Patrick’s Hospital building, which was home to Marymount Hospice until 2011 …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 31 January]

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UCD opens Beijing office as Irish universities seek to expand into China

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 26th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin has announced plans for recruitment and alumni offices in China, India, Malaysia and the US as it joins other Irish universities in trying to boost international student numbers …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 26 October]

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Inequality In The Third Level Grant System

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 25th, 2014 by steve

“As a young parent I know what sort of hardships come with the package as soon as your little bundle of joy arrives. The stress, the worry – it can all take its toll on your physical and mental health. Of course, even with all the hardships of being a parent, it is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can have …” (more)

[Ashton Burke Doyle, Krank.ie, 25 September]

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Landlord rep calls for bedsit reprieve

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2014 by steve

“The head of a landlord representative organisation has called on the Government to reinstate bedsit accommodation for students in order to ease the burden on the private rental sector …” (more)

[James Rogers, Irish Times, 5 June]

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College rental rates to rise by up to 13%

Posted in Governance and administration on June 3rd, 2014 by steve

“The cost of renting college campus accommodation in Dublin is set to rise by up to 13% this September. Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Griffith College Dublin and Dublin City University, who all provide on-campus accommodation, have confirmed plans for rent increases for the upcoming academic year …” (more)

[Aine McMahon, Irish Times, 3 June]

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We need to tackle debt mountain and restore college fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 8th, 2013 by steve

“Griffith College head Diarmuid Hegarty says innovative thinking will boost the economy and steer us out of the doldrums …” (more)

[Independent, 8 September]

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Griffith College partners with ISME for new ‘Degree Plus’ initiative

Posted in Teaching on August 26th, 2013 by steve

“A new initiative called ‘Degree Plus’ will involve Griffith College students being linked directly to a member company of ISME from September of this year …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 26 August]

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Griffith College Limerick moves to former HSI building

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2013 by steve

“… At present, Griffith College caters for around 1,000 students. But this move will mean a 33% rise in students enrolling, and a resulting 10 new teaching staff …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 21 August]

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Private college unveils €5k ‘digs-for-fees’ initiative

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 16th, 2013 by steve

“A private third-level college is giving students and their families a unique way to cover their fees by opening up their homes to international classmates. The digs-for-fees initiative by Griffith College Dublin will offset €5,000 — the average charge for an Irish undergraduate students — against a year’s tuition …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 16 August]

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Griffith College introduces Student Exchange Initiative

Posted in Governance and administration on August 15th, 2013 by steve

“Griffith College has introduced an initiative whereby an Irish student can offset their tuition fees for a year in return for their family providing accommodation and board to an international student from the college …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 15 August]

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University boosts numbers with ad

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 8th, 2013 by steve

“Universities are increasingly turning to advertising to try and bump up student numbers and the tactic seems to be working. Griffith College said it saw a real and marked increase in CAO applications after its January 2013 advertising drive …” (more)

[Sarah McCabe, Independent, 8 August]

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Ireland’s private leader aims to be accommodating

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 9th, 2013 by steve

“One of the Republic of Ireland’s leading private providers has launched a scheme that could allow British students to study there for free. With about 7,000 students, Griffith College is the most prominent private higher education institution in the country …” (more)

[Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 9 May]

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New home for Limerick’s Griffith College

Posted in Governance and administration on April 23rd, 2013 by steve

“Griffith College has announced that it is to move its campus to the building which was formerly used by HSI Limerick Business School premises on Quinlan Street …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 23 April]

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Private third level institutions – They’re great because … well … they just are …

Posted in Governance and administration on April 16th, 2013 by steve

“Interesting piece by Ed Walsh in the SBP this weekend. He is banging the drum for private third level institutions like IBAT, Griffith College and so on. He starts with quotes from various industry worthies as to the need for highly qualified technical graduates and how there are supposedly jobs there for them if only they – the graduates – existed …” (more)

[The Cedar Lounge Revolution, 16 April]

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