NUI Galway not commenting on allegations of lobbying by Junior minister

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2013 by steve

“NUI Galway says it cannot comment on the Junior Health Minister allegedly lobbying the University to change a family member’s work experience …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 18 November]

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White admits email over daughter’s work placement ‘a mistake’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2013 by steve

“Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore is remaining silent on the case of a Labour junior minister who lobbied a university to change his daughter’s work placement …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 18 November]

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Students broaden horizons with foreign study – but is it worth it?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2013 by steve

“Nobody could accuse John Cummins of lacking an adventurous spirit during his course in languages at Dublin City University. The student from Dungarvan, Co Waterford, spent the third year of his degree on the other side of the world at Shantou University in South-East China …” (more)

[Independent, 6 November]

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UCC offers arts students chance to boost CVs

Posted in Teaching on September 27th, 2012 by steve

“Arts and humanities do not always have a work placement but hundreds at University College Cork will now be able to do so — without having to leave campus. The UCC Students Union has driven the initiative to give more balance to the CVs of humanities students …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 27 September]

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Key to boosting job hopes lies in training and placement

Posted in Teaching on November 3rd, 2010 by steve

“Jobs crisis: What can be done? Programmes matching graduates to companies for internships can be highly effective …” (more)

[Liam Delaney, Irish Times, 3 November]


Recession hits student placements

Posted in Teaching on May 28th, 2009 by steve

UK“The economic downturn has hit student job placement programmes at Northern Ireland’s universities. The University of Ulster has said it will allow some students to skip placements because many businesses cannot take on students. Queen’s University said it was prepared to be more flexible about how students complete work placements …” (more)

[Maggie Taggart, BBC News, 27 May]

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