University of Limerick student claims ‘drunk’ men ‘exposed themselves’ to her

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is investigating claims that a female student was ‘assaulted by a group of drunk young men’ who cornered her and made her watch as ‘they exposed themselves’. The incident, details of which were first published in a letter to UL’s student newspaper, is alleged to have taken place on campus during Freshers Week …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 17 November]

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University of Limerick students ‘undeterred’ in direct provision campaign

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick students are ‘undeterred’ from their campaign to end the university’s connection with a direct provision service provider after it distributed leaflets on campus defending its services …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 12 November]

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In UL, Aramark Defends Direct Provision Links

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“After the launch of a ‘Students Against Direct Provision’ campaign in the University of Limerick (UL), Aramark has distributed leaflets to students in UL defending its involvement in Direct Provision …” (more)

[Jordan Nann, University Times, 9 November]

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University of Limerick named Irish University of the Year

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick has been named Irish University of the Year for 2019. The Sunday Times Good University Guide has ranked UL as the country’s best university for the second time in five years. Factors such as UL’s graduate employability and internship programme were highlighted by the judges, as well as the university’s new €31m Glucksman Library …” (more)

[Stephen McNeice, Newstalk, 2 November]

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UL president hopes that ‘very grave matters are dealt with fully and finally’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has ‘a sharp focus’ on ensuring ‘very grave matters are dealt with fully and finally’ at the university, the UL president has told staff. In a letter to staff this Tuesday morning, Dr Des Fitzgerald updated his UL colleagues on changes made at the university, ahead of the publication of a special report carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 30 October]

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Legislation needed for HEA to regulate ‘as expected’ in relation to matters at UL

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Higher Education Authority does not have ‘the powers to do what is expected of a regulatory body’ in relation to some of the matters raised at the University of Limerick, the Public Accounts Committee has heard …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 27 October]

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University of Limerick students call for end to direct provision system

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Students at the University of Limerick are to call on the university to reconsider its contract with a campus food service provider due to its ties to the direct provision system. Aramark Ireland, which provides services to three direct provision centres in Ireland, runs seven restaurants and cafes on the UL campus …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 22 October]

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‘Change of culture’ needed for whistleblowers, say staff in dispute with UL

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Mechanisms to protect whistleblowers need to be improved, according to the two members of the UL finance department who have been in dispute with the university for more than three years. Both Persons B and C believe a ‘change in culture’ is needed to protect those who come forward with allegations of wrongdoing …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 21 October]

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‘We are the ones who are still suffering’: UL whistleblowers to be put on half-pay

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Almost a year after the University of Limerick first lifted the suspensions of two staff members who raised concerns about financial practices, the employees known as Persons B and C have yet to return to work …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 20 October]

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University of Limerick whistleblowers urge Minister to intervene in dispute

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Two whistleblowers from the University of Limerick’s finance department have urged the Minister for Education to intervene in their ongoing dispute with the university. Almost a year after UL first lifted the suspensions of two staff members who raised concerns about financial practices, the employees known as Persons B and C have yet to return to work …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 19 October]

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University of Limerick is currently the only Irish university without a psychiatrist

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick (UL) have not reappointed a consultant psychiatrist, it was reported earlier this week – making it the only Irish university without an on-campus psychiatrist. In a statement, the university said: ‘UL remains fully committed to ensuring an adequate provision of on-campus psychiatry services as part of the wider range of support services to its student community’ …” (more)

[Aisling O’Connor, Limerick Voice, 12 October]

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University of Limerick will remain open but weather warning will be monitored

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has announced the campus will remain open tomorrow, Friday, October 12, but the severity of the status Yellow weather warning in Limerick will be monitored. A status Yellow wind warning is in place for Limerick and 12 other counties from 11pm today due to the arrival of Storm Callum. The storm is expected to bring winds which will gust to between 90 and 110 km/h, a spell of heavy rain will accompany the winds …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 11 October]

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Female STEM students unaware of their job options

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Recent research conducted among undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at the University of Limerick has revealed that almost one third are not aware of the types of jobs they could apply for once they graduate …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Examiner, 4 October]

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Finance director role ‘gone’ after shake-up of management at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has confirmed it has removed the position of director of finance at the university as part of a ‘systematic restructuring’ of its senior management model …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 5 October]

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University of Limerick declines opportunity to feed into Local Area Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Surprise has been expressed that the University of Limerick did not take up the opportunity to contribute to a local area plan being drawn up for Castletroy. UL, which has a student population of almost 12,000 – many thousands of whom live in the local area – did not respond to a call from council bosses to provide feedback to the plan, which will provide a blueprint for Castletroy’s development in the future …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 3 October]

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Mumps Outbreak among UL Students

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A number of students in the University of Limerick (UL) have been diagnosed with mumps in recent days, according to a statement released on the Facebook page of UL Student Life …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 2 October]

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University of Limerick welcomes almost 3,000 international students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 2nd, 2018 by steve

“The University of Limerick will welcome almost 3,000 international students to campus this year, as part of a programme the university estimates is worth more than €21 million to the region …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 1 October]

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‘Fraudulent landlord’: Student rental scam in Limerick referred to tenancy authorities

Posted in Legal issues on September 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A University of Limerick student was operating as a fraudulent landlord and scamming his fellow students, the Limerick Leader has learned. Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) proceedings have been taken after several students’ cases were referred to the body. A number of students have not yet been refunded their deposits …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 21 September]

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Bathroom at the University of Limerick vandalised with ‘transphobic graffiti’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A formal complaint has been received by the University of Limerick after the words ‘mental-illness’ were carved into the sign of a gender-neutral bathroom on campus …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 18 September]

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University of Limerick students union alerted to incident of ‘harassment and intimidation’ on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick’s students’ union has been alerted to a serious incident in women exercising on campus were ‘harassed and intimidated’ by a group of men this Monday night …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 12 September]

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