Third Level Participation – Progression

Posted in Teaching on July 10th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Thomas P Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the actions her Department is taking to address the non-progression of up to 7,000 students from first year to second year at third level, as reported by the Higher Education Authority last year; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 July]

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Third Level Funding – Impact Study

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 27th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Thomas P Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to commission a study on the impact of cuts in Exchequer spending on third level education, particularly in the area of maintenance grants, on students and families and the quality of third level education in Ireland and the international reputation of Ireland’s universities …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 26 June]

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Student Grant Scheme Applications – Students not dependent on parents

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 27th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Thomas P Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider amending the application process for student maintenance grants to make it more flexible for a third level student under the age of 23 years who wishes to apply in their own right for a grant because they are not financially dependent on their parents …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 26 June]

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Student Grant Scheme Payments

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 16th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Thomas P Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide in tabular form in respect of the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 the number of students who paid fees in full and the number of students who received maintenance grants for those years at each university and institute of technology; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 15 November]

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Points System

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 28th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Thomas P Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he expects reform proposals on the points system to be brought forward from the third level sector; if these proposals will then be published and consulted upon; the timeline for such a consultation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 27 June]

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