Campus Rents Rocket: UCD to Increase Cost of On-Campus Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCD’s on-campus accommodation will increase by 4% year on year for the next three years. A premium of €1,000 on average will also be charged to the 1,000 newly built student bedrooms. This news was announced on February 5th by UCD Students’ Union …” (more)

[Conor Capplis, College Tribune, 12 February]

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Former Lord Mayor says issuing fines to students for anti-social behaviour has proved successful

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Issuing fines to students has worked wonders for the area around UCC says Catherine Clancy. That’s according to former Lord Mayor and Chair of Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Community Association Catherine Clancy who is welcoming plans by CIT to implement a similar policy in the future …” (more)

[Red FM, 11 February]

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UU and QUB outline measures in place to tackle student trouble in Belfast’s Holyland

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 12th, 2020 by steve

“Ulster University said it has robust disciplinary procedures in place to deal with any student who is the subject of any off-campus complaint. ‘Off-campus complaints can relate to low level anti-social behaviour such as noise and social activity, and on occasions reports of disorderly behaviour’, a spokesman added …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 12 February]

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‘People think trouble in Belfast’s Holyland only happens on St Patrick’s Day and Freshers’ Week, but it is all the time’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2020 by steve

“Behaviour in the Holyland area of south Belfast has become so bad that one woman reported seeing a student defecate against a tree. She said the problem of antisocial behaviour is ‘constant’ in the area …” (more)

[Gillian Halliday, Belfast Telegraph, 12 February]

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Gardai issue RAG week warning to students with more patrols in city

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork City Community Engagement Gardai on duty for UCC RAG Week in the city have warned students that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated, with residents in student areas concerned about student behaviour this week …” (more)

[Michael Hayes, CorkBeo, 11 February]

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Angry Holyland residents demand action after 3,600 complaints about students

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2020 by steve

“Nearly 3,600 complaints about student behaviour were made to our two universities in a four-year period. People raised concerns over a range of off-campus incidents including antisocial behaviour, excessive noise and disorder – much of it fuelled by alcohol …” (more)

[Gillian Halliday, Belfast Telegraph, 11 February]

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‘Naked intimidation’: how universities silence academics on social media

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 12th, 2020 by steve

“When Cardiff University PhD student Grace Krause began getting headaches and back pain after staring at a computer screen for days on end, she decided to speak out online …” (more)

[Tess Reidy, Guardian, 12 February]

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