Student visa delays could cost UCD millions in fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Serious delays for international students acquiring visas could cost UCD €8.4 million worth of fees, the college’s president Andrew Deeks has told the Department of Justice. Mr Deeks said if international students did not receive visas in time to start their studies in September millions of euros in fees would be lost, causing major ‘reputational damage’ to Ireland’s universities internationally …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 5 August]

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Brexit sparks surge in foreign applicants for Irish universities

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities have recorded a surge in applications from international students which academics say is linked to uncertainty over Brexit and the election of US president Donald Trump …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 2 August]

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Brexit and higher education: ‘The interest in Ireland is amazing’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“While most university presidents smoulder over Government cuts to funding and serious threats to quality of education, University College’s Cork’s new president is in upbeat mood. ‘Ireland is in an extraordinarily strong position internationally’, says Patrick O’Shea, who returned from the US earlier this year to head up his alma mater …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 2 August]

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International Students: United States of America

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 5th, 2015 by steve

IrelandSeán Kenny (Dublin North East, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken in the United States of America to bring additional students from there to Ireland for academic studies; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 3 November]

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Ireland seeks to boost its position as a Chinese education destination

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan was in Beijing last week to promote Ireland’s educational establishments in a country that places an extremely high value on education and training. Although the number of Chinese students coming to Ireland rose strongly last year …” (more)

[Clifford Coonan, Irish Times, 27 October]

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Irish universities must collaborate to attract overseas students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Each October the Higher Education Expo is held China’s four largest cities. It is a massive education fair attended by universities and colleges from around the world seeking to attract Chinese students: it is the most important recruiting and networking event of the year …” (more)

[Paul McCutcheon, Irish Times, 26 October]

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Universities on screen

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

UK“TV adverts for universities can be expensive and perhaps rather predictable. Unofficial ones are a bit more interesting …” (more, videos)

[Paul Greatrix, Wonkhe, 21 October]

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Universities rely on agents to recruit international students – they shouldn’t try and hide it

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 9th, 2014 by steve

International“As higher education has gradually become more commercialised, universities are getting used to employing professional marketers to help develop and manage their reputations and brands …” (more)

[Vincenzo Raimo, The Conversation, 9 December]

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Minister English returns from successful trade mission in India

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, has just returned from an Education in Ireland three day trade mission to India, aimed at attracting Indian students to study in Ireland and to enhance collaborations on projects between Irish and Indian higher education institutes …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 19 November]

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Promotional Video Cost Exceeds €27,000

Posted in Governance and administration on November 7th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A video intended to showcase the College’s ‘exciting mission in education and research’ has cost over €27,000, The University Times has learned …” (more)

[Jack Leahy, University Times, 5 November]

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My Education Week: ‘I work as a nomad, travelling to schools around the country’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 16th, 2014 by steve

“Kay Mitchell, schools liaison officer at Maynooth University travels around Ireland talking to students about choosing college and a career …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 16 September]

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UCC Lead in Social Media, as Trinity Lags Behind

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2014 by steve

“It was remarked, before last year’s students’ union officers met with College web staff, that the unlikely achievement of Trinity’s social media accounts is to offer the distinct impression that there are no students in the university …” (more)

[Jack Leahy, University Times, 22 August]

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Have traditional student recruitment campaigns lost their bite?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 10th, 2014 by steve

“Universities are finding more creative ways to recruit students – through social media and digital campaigns, a survey finds …” (more)

[Claire Shaw, Guardian Professional, 10 March]

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Agents and the ethics of international higher education

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

International“… Perhaps the largest and certainly the most controversial recent development is the emergence of agents and recruiters who work for specific universities and funnel students to their institutional clients …” (more)

[Philip G Altbach and Liz Reisberg, University World News, 14 September]

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Agent power and international student recruitment

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 6th, 2012 by steve

“A recent Times Higher Education story on the use of agents by UK universities in international student recruitment noted …” (more)

[Registrarism, 6 August]

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