Left Wing Alliance Issue Demands to UCD to ‘Fix Our Education’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An alliance of political groups based in UCD have begun a poster campaign which is calling upon the college’s management to address issues such as disability services, affordable accommodation and improved mental health services. The group, which calls itself ‘Fix our Education UCD’, is a collaboration of UCD’s Labour, Social Democrat, Óige Ghlas and Socialist Worker Student Societies …” (more)

[Hugh Dooley, College Tribune, 30 January]

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Months After Launch, Many Students Don’t Feel ‘At Home’ in Business School

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Many students in business courses have said they don’t feel ‘at home’ or ‘welcomed’ in Trinity’s new €80 million Business School, with a poorly designed 600-seat lecture theatre and a lack of study space causing issues for many less than a year after its opening …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 29 January]

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UCC warns against travel to China as coronavirus death toll rises

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) has emailed staff and students to request they refrain from travelling to China, as the World Health Organisation (Who) says the ‘whole world needs to be on alert’ over the coronavirus outbreak …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 29 January]

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Ulster University seeks £126m loan for Belfast campus

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2020 by steve

“Ulster University (UU) has requested a loan of £126m from the Department for the Economy (DfE) to complete its Belfast campus. That is according to evidence given by a senior departmental official to Stormont’s Economy Committee …” (more)

[Robbie Meredith, BBC News, 30 January]

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The Top Six Takeaways from Trinity’s New Strategic Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The launch date of Trinity’s new strategic plan – entitled ‘Community and Connection’, and approved by the College Board in November 2019 – isn’t clear yet. But the document, obtained by The University Times, came into effect on January 1st, so it’s well worth delving into to find out what Trinity is prioritising for the next five years …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 29 January]

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