IT Carlow Are Actively Investigating A Site For University In Wexford

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féín representatives have described as ‘positive and progressive’ a meeting which took place with representatives from IT Carlow at the college on Tuesday of this week. The purpose of this meeting, which was requested by Cllrs Tom Forde and Fionntán Ó Súilleabhain and also attended by TD Johnny Mythen, Dr Patricia Mulcahy (ITC President) and John Moore (Chairperson), was to further progress, and troubleshoot, the provision of the much sought after university in the South East …” (more)

[Wexford Weekly, 8 July]

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Concern some colleges ‘overpromising’ on campus time

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on July 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A trade union representing university lecturers has expressed concern that some universities may be bowing to commercial concerns and ‘overpromising’ students as to the amount of time they will be able to spend on campus and in face-to-face learning come September. The warning comes as UCD became the second university this week to outline the broad details of its ‘blended learning’ approach for autumn reopening …” (more)

[Emma O Kelly, RTÉ News, 9 July]

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Judge gives landlord a week to halt Covid-19 parties near UCC

Posted in Legal issues on July 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A landlord has been given a week by a judge to halt students from holding Covid-19 lockdown parties at two of his properties near University College Cork. Two local residents took private prosecutions against Fachtna O’Reilly (80), a retired lecturer at Cork Institute of Technology, alleging noise pollution …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 11 July]

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NUIG Students’ Union calls for repeat exam fees to be scrapped

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway’s Students’ Union has condemned the university’s decision to charge a fee for students who are sitting an online repeat exam this year. Students who do not pass an exam when they first sit them in May have the option to sit a repeat exam in August, for which a fee of €295 is charged …” (more)

[Briain Kelly, Galway Daily, 10 July]

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Watershed moment in higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – In response to Carl O’Brien’s news report of July 9th on the first female president appointed at University of Limerick, this is truly a remarkable and profoundly significant day for Irish higher education and indeed for every Irish woman …” (more)

[Aoife Prendergast, Irish Times, 11 July]

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