Just 61 Travellers in Third-Level in 2017, Finds Report

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Just 61 students in higher education in 2017 were members of the Travelling community, a new report from the Department of Education has found. The report examines a wide range of areas across primary, post-primary and third-level education in Ireland …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 31 October]

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40 students left waiting for return of €20,000 worth of deposits from accommodation complex

Posted in Legal issues on October 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Forty students have been left waiting since September for their deposits – worth a total of €20,000 – to be returned to them from a private student accommodation complex in North Dublin. Students have been waiting for the return of their €500 deposits since they moved out of Block A apartments in Hazelwood at the beginning of September …” (more)

[Gabija Gataveckaite and Ian Begley, Independent, 31 October]

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Minister launches third quarterly progress report on the Action Plan for Education 2019

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Thursday 31 October) welcomed the publication of the Action Plan for Education 2019 Quarter 3 Progress Report. The Action Plan – Cumasú is emphasising empowering through learning and highlights the significant strategic reform programme under way in the education and training sector …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 31 October]

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Minister McHugh welcomes publication of special report – ‘Education Indicators for Ireland’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Department publishes facts and figures on all aspects of the education system. The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Thursday 31 October) announced a special new report has been published providing a snapshot of our education system. The Education Indicators for Ireland report for the first time gives a comprehensive overview of the scale of school and third level education and training …” (more, download)

[Department of Education and Skills, 31 October]

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Magee medical school ‘could be approved in Westminster’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2019 by steve

“The former speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Lord Alderdice, has said Westminster could approve a medical school in Londonderry in the absence of a devolved government. The school at Ulster University’s Magee campus was meant to open this year …” (more)

[BBC News, 30 October]

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DCU student issued with deportation order

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Mehwish Saquib, a student at Dublin City University (DCU) has stated on Twitter that she has this morning received a deportation order from the Department of Justice. Saquib described the news as ‘devastating – for me and my family’ …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 30 October]

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SIPTU and USI launch charter for better rights and conditions for postgraduates

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have launched a Charter of Rights and Conditions for Postgraduates which calls for a living wage, better access to supports and training as well as other improvements for those who carry out teaching and other work in third level institutions across the country …” (more)

[SIPTU, 30 October]

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