Women in stem and my 2018 list

Posted in Life on January 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A previous post was obviously meant to be provocative – in a good way – but it seemed to provoke an angry response in some quarters. Anger is a big thing on social media as is taking offense (often on behalf of others) as is, most annoyingly, virtue signalling …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 19 January]

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Ulster University in bid to ease student fears over campus delay, insisting it’s on track

Posted in Governance and administration on January 19th, 2018 by steve

“Students are being told that a deadline for the completion of Ulster University’s new Belfast campus is still on course – despite claims it faces a three-year delay. The Belfast Telegraph revealed yesterday that the £250m campus may not open until 2022 amid ongoing disputes and legal actions against construction firms. The scheme is already around a year behind schedule …” (more)

[John Mulgrew, Belfast Telegraph, 19 January]


IUA welcomes HEA report showing high levels of employability among university graduates

Posted in Life on January 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Universities Association (IUA) welcomes the publication of the HEA’s report What Do Graduates Do? – The Class of 2016. This report, which is an analysis of the first destinations of the 2016 class of university graduates, shows clearly the high levels of employability among Irish university graduates ….” (more)

[Irish Universities Association, 19 January]

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Education – a fragmented system

Posted in Teaching on January 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – The post-Christmas furore about shortage of teachers in certain school subjects has largely died down. So too, probably, has an opportunity for more reflection on what causes this position. Much of the debacle results from lack of engagement between partners in education …” (more)

[Neil Buttimer, Irish Times, 19 January]

‘Sanctuary’ UCC to give refugees full scholarships

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has received ‘University of Sanctuary’ status and will provide seven asylum seekers and refugees with full scholarships from next September. Places of Sanctuary Ireland, a network of groups across the country that aims to raise awareness of asylum issues and aid refugees’ integration into Irish society by way of cultural engagement, has awarded UCC with the ‘University of Sanctuary’ status, along with Dublin City University and the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 19 January]

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Employment rates for graduates return to boom-time levels

Posted in Life on January 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Employment rates for graduates have returned to levels last seen during the economic boom, according to a new report. A survey of more than 18,000 graduates from the class of 2016 shows that 70% of all graduates are in employment. Most were in Ireland (60%) or overseas (10%) …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 19 January]


Regional ‘brain drain’ as half of graduate jobs now based in Dublin

Posted in Life on January 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Almost half of all graduate jobs are now in Dublin, as the national employment market becomes increasingly lopsided. The Cork region is also a big magnet for university graduates, but many other areas are not offering the same opportunities …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 19 January]

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