Academics sign letter expressing concern over Robinson’s honorary professorship

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

“Dozens of Queen’s University academics have signed a letter expressing concern that Peter Robinson has been appointed as an honorary professor. Almost 40 academics said they wanted to state ‘deep concern and profound regret’ at the move …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 7 June]

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Tuition Fee Increase Back On The Cards?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 8th, 2014 by steve

UK“Tuition fees could be set to rise in Northern Ireland following budget cuts to the Department of Education and Learning. In an interview with the BBC’s Inside Politics, First Minister Peter Robinson suggested that fees could be increased …” (more)

[Slugger O’Toole, 8 November]

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Tuition fees won’t rise above inflation: ministers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 15th, 2011 by steve

“Students and their parents have been given the Stormont re-assurance they have been seeking – there will be no increase in tuition fees above inflation.The confirmation came yesterday from First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness as they prepared for another meeting with Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry …” (more)

[Noel McAdam, Belfast Telegraph, 15 July]

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First and Deputy First Ministers restate commitment to freezing fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2011 by steve

“Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness today restated the pledges in their election manifestos to keep tuition fees at the current level. Speaking at a press conference they confirmed fees would be maintained at £3290 for students beginning courses in 2012. They stated that the only rises would be in line with inflation …” (more)

[Ben Finch, The Gown, 14 July]

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University tuition fees ‘will not increase’ – ministers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2011 by steve

“There will be no large increases in university tuition fees for students starting courses in 2012, the first and deputy first ministers have confirmed. They said the fees would only rise in line with inflation. Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson said they had yet to work out how to take money from other departments to pay for the £40m shortfall …” (more)

[BBC News, 14 July]

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DUP Pledge to Oppose Tuition Fee Increase

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 21st, 2011 by steve

“At the launch of the DUP manifesto, First Minister, Peter Robinson has openly stated that they will oppose an increase of student fees …” (more)

[Emma Gallen, The Gown, 20 April]

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DUP opposes student fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 18th, 2011 by steve

“DUP leader Peter Robinson launched his party’s manifesto in Belfast today ahead of the Assembly elections on May 5. The party is ruling out student fee hikes of several thousand pounds. Mr Robinson said he would only consider cost annual increases in line with inflation …” (more)

[Irish Times, 18 April]

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