Is this a conversation or a monologue?

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

UK“Billed as ‘conversations’, VC Paddy Nixon will visit Ulster’s 4 campuses on Tuesday to meet staff in the wake of the publication of UU’s Strategic Plan – Five & Fifty. But we might ask, is this a conversation or a monologue? Is the VC listening? He certainly didn’t listen to the campus unions as management implemented cuts to jobs last year …” (more)

[UCU @ Ulster, 14 October]

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Ulster University and Irish

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I was dismayed to learn recently that the management at Ulster University intends to make three members of the core academic staff in its School of Irish Language and Literature redundant, despite its worldwide reputation as a powerhouse of Irish and Celtic studies …” (more)

[Ralph O’Connor, Irish Times, 1 October]

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SF meet with new UU Vice-Chancellor Paddy Nixon

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

UK“Sinn Féin representatives, led by Maeve McLaughlin MLA have frank and honest discussion with new Ulster University Vice-Chancellor, Paddy Nixon and Magee Provost, Deirdre Heenan on Campus expansion …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 24 September]

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Ulster University confirms jobs and student places cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on September 3rd, 2015 by steve

UK“Ulster University has confirmed a series of cutbacks following an £8.6m cut in the subsidy received from the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) in June this year. 1,250 student places across the four university campuses will be lost as will over 200 staff posts …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 2 September]

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Ulster University’s new £250k leader becomes Northern Ireland’s highest paid official

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2015 by steve

UK“Ulster University has appointed a new vice-chancellor who will become the highest paid public figure in Northern Ireland. Liverpool-born Professor Paddy Nixon (47) will be paid £250,000 plus benefits when he succeeds Professor Sir Richard Barnett following his retirement in March …” (more)

[Amanda Ferguson, Belfast Telegraph, 9 January]

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New Vice-Chancellor Confirmed For Ulster University

Posted in Governance and administration on January 8th, 2015 by steve

UK“Ulster University today confirmed the appointment of Professor Paddy Nixon as its new Vice-Chancellor. He succeeds Professor Sir Richard Barnett who retires on 31 March 2015 after a 9-year tenure leading the multi-campus university …” (more)

[University of Ulster, 8 January]

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