Students have been ignored in decision to press ahead with the Leaving Cert

Posted in Teaching on April 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Many adults can identify with their nightmarish memories of the Leaving Cert. as it was run under normal circumstances; can anyone imagine how stressful it is for tens of thousands of us who are set to be forced to sit exams under-prepared and under the current strenuous conditions? …” (more)

[Josh Tighe, Irish Times, 12 April]

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Internationalising higher education for a better world

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

International“Internationalisation of higher education (IHE) consists mostly of helping students to study abroad. Only 5% are taking advantage of such mobility, which helps them towards a better professional career. Hence, IHE follows a tendency toward a rather elitist model of excellence …” (more)

[Bernard Hugonnier, University World News, 11 April]

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‘It doesn’t seem fair’: Some Irish Erasmus students still have to pay rent abroad despite not living there

Posted in Life on April 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Irish students who had been studying abroad as part of the EU’s Erasmus programme are still paying rent on their accommodation abroad. The Erasmus programme is a hugely popular higher education exchange that allows students to study their subject in universities abroad for a semester or an academic year …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 12 April]

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