Will British universities end up as Johnson’s bargaining chips?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on January 31st, 2020 by steve

“With the legal formalities for Britain’s exit from the EU now complete, the university world of the UK and the EU is looking to Phase 2. After three and a half years of regret and frustration, they have a plan in hand. However, this could well be derailed, since at the same time the Johnson Government will be negotiating the future trading relationship with the EU, where the outcome is unpredictable, write Anne Corbett and Claire Gordon …” (more)

[LSE Brexit Blog, 31 January]

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Magee ‘needs freedom from Belfast-centric University of Ulster’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2020 by steve

“Ulster University’s business plan for the expansion of its Magee campus is out of date and needs to be resubmitted, a senior civil servant has told Stormont’s Economy Committee. Heather Cousins, deputy secretary of the Skills and Education Group at the department, said the costs of delivering 9,400 students for Magee had risen by £100m from the £300m estimate in the UU’s original plan …” (more)

[Donna Deeney, Belfast Telegraph, 31 January]

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It’s time to stop the commercialisation of our universities

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Higher education institutions and students fuel industries, contribute to our economy, develop and enrich public spaces and help us to realise ideas and solutions to issues in our society and make it better. As student activists, over the last number of years we have taken to the streets and lobbied against the chronic underfunding of our higher education sector, to little response from the government …” (more)

[Joanna Siewierska, Irish Times, 30 January]

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Trinity coronavirus working group recommends students return from China

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“College’s working group charged with monitoring the coronavirus has advised that students and staff in China return to Trinity in light of the ongoing spread of the virus. In an email to staff and students on Thursday afternoon, College advised …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 30 January]

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An Ghaeilge le feiceáil i UCD

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Tá stádas oifigiúil ag an nGaeilge san Aontas Eorpach agus is í céad teanga oifigiúil na hÉireann. Tá sé riachtanach ó thaobh an dlí de go mbíonn comharthaí as Gaeilge nó dátheangach (le Gaeilge agus Béarla) ann ar bhóithre na hÉireann agus leagadh amach na riachtanais maidir leis an nGaeilge a bheith feiceálach sa tsochaí ag Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2003 …” (more)

[Cecily Nic Cionnaith, College Tribune, 30 January]

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