UL probe to examine severance pay

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The use of severance payments is to be included in the independent review of governance, human resources, and financial issues at University of Limerick (UL) ordered by Education Minister Richard Bruton. Details of the inquiry, to be carried out by former Institute of Technology Sligo president Richard Thorn, were announced by the Department of Education last night …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 13 May]

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IT Sligo President outlines benefits of becoming Technological University

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

Ireland“IT Sligo will be celebrating 50 years in existence in three years time. And by that time, it’s hoped the institute may be well on its way to becoming an technological university …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 7 March]

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Student safety is paramount, as Sligo RAG week kicks off

Posted in Governance and administration on February 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“As IT Sligo’s RAG week gets underway, the Students’ Union (SU) has a number of measures in place to ensure students are safe at all times. While the purpose of RAG week initially was to raise money for charity, it has long been associated with heavy drinking …” (more)

[Jessica Farry, Sligo Champion, 11 February]

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New IT Sligo president starts in the job

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“IT Sligo has a huge part to play in the development of the Sligo economy according to the college’s new president. Dr Brendan McCormack began his tenure as president of the IT yesterday and immediately set about outlining his vision for the future of the college …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 28 September]

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IT Sligo says funding issues are putting pressure on colleges

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on September 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“More students are choosing IT Sligo than ever before while the college is receiving less funding. This approach is unsustainable according to the IT’s new head of environmental science Dr. Frances Lucy …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 7 September]

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New president and chairperson for IT Sligo

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

Ireland“Dr Brendan McCormack, a member of the staff of IT Sligo for the past 18 years, is the new president of the college. He succeeds Professor Vincent Cunnane who stood down earlier this year to take up a similar role with Limerick IT …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 1 September]

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Vincent Cunnane appointed as president of Limerick Institute of Technology

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

Ireland“It has been announced that Professor Vincent Cunnane is to take up the role as President of Limerick Institute of Technology in the coming months. The appointment was approved by the governing body of LIT today and follows a public procurement process …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 10 May]

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Merger of institutes of technology clears first hurdle

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

Ireland“Plans to merge three institutes of technology in Connacht and Ulster to form a technological university have cleared their first hurdle. Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan said she had approved the institutes’ application to proceed to stage two of the four-stage process …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 21 October]

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Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, approves the Connaught-Ulster Alliance application to proceed to Stage 2 of the Technological University process

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

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, today approved the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) application to proceed to Stage 2 of the Technological University (TU) designation process. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Institute of Technology, Sligo (IT Sligo) and Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) have put forward proposals for a merger to form the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 21 October]

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Towards a Technology University

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Last week, I had a good meeting with Dr Brendan MacCormack and Ms AnneMarie MacCormack, both of whom are based at the Institute of Technology, Sligo …” (more)

[Research on Higher Education in Ireland, 21 July]

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Education and arts on agenda for royal pair’s visit

Posted in Governance and administration on May 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A strong emphasis on education will form part of the British royal visit to Ireland next week. Further details of the visit by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have been announced, including visits to a Galway national school, Sligo IT and a performance at the Druid Theatre …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 15 May]

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Investment in IT Sligo puts it on the international map

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“IT Sligo is investing €2.5 million of its own capital into two key areas of learning, in a bid to stay ahead of national and international competitors …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 31 March]

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University Push

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

Ireland“IT Sligo has joined forces with Letterkenny IT and Galway-Mayo IT with a view to being designated a Technological University, a process that could take up to five years …” (more)

[Paul Deering, Sligo Champion, 14 March]

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Kilgannon says University bid could draw investment into the North West

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A Sligo County Councillor has welcomed a bid by three Institutes of Technology in the North West to be approved for University Status, saying it will promote inward investment. The Connacht-Ulster Alliance of Sligo, Letterkenny and Galway/Mayo ITs have submitted a formal expression of interest to the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 5 MArch]

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GMIT submits expression of interest for redesignation as Technological University

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Connacht-Ulster Alliance, which includes GMIT, has submitted its expression of interest for re-designation as a Technological University. The CUA includes Galway-Mayo IT, Letterkenny IT and IT Sligo …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 4 March]

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Progress on new ‘technological university’ plans for Sligo IT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Plans for IT Sligo to become part of a new ‘technological university’ cluster with Letterkenny and Mayo are ‘progressing’ well, according to the IT President. Vincent Cunnane says they expect significant announcements on these plans shortly …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 4 March]

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IT Sligo SU President refutes link between RAG week and students death

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The President of IT Sligo’s Student Union is hitting out at any association between the death of a young student and the Raise and Give Event which is ongoing this week …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 24 February]

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Body of Irish student found inside college flat as peers celebrate Rag Week

Posted in Life on February 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The 23-year-old man from Belfast was found inside his flat at The Village student apartment complex on the town’s Clarion Road. The IT Sligo student was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4pm today …” (more)

[Greg Harkin, Independent, 23 February]

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Trinity College Dublin to take courses online

Posted in Teaching on October 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) plans to increase its online learners from nil to 1,000 in the next five years to keep up with the rise of online courses in Irish higher education institutes …” (more)

[Leanna Byrne, Business Post, 23 October]

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Sligo IT has the formula for our scientists of the future

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2014 by steve

“A state-of-the-art €17m third-level science building, boasting some of the most advanced teaching facilities in the country will be opened by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny …” (more)

[Gareth Morgan, Independent, 25 August]

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