In Getting Students Back On Campus, Money Is All UCD Cares About

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“It took months into the pandemic for University College Dublin (UCD) to realise that teaching in the autumn cannot go ahead as usual. Only on May 28th, UCD’s President Andrew Deeks communicated to staff a teaching framework, which is largely oblivious of the risks around bringing large groups of people together, especially in older, unventilated rooms at the Belfield campus. And even more, it completely ignores the fears that staff and students have …” (more)

[Thomas Grund, College Tribune, 16 July]

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Confusion still reigns on new college year

Posted in Teaching on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has confirmed that students will return on September 28 – but confusion over the level of online learning has left many students questioning if they will require rental accommodation for the coming academic year …” (more)

[Stephen Corrigann, Connacht Tribune, 16 July]

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Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill 2020: First Stage

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2020 by steve

IrelandMalcolm Byrne (Fianna Fail): I move: That leave be granted to introduce Bill entitled an Act to provide for the amendment of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) Acts 1937 to 2006, to provide for the provisions of the seventh amendment of Bunreacht na hÉireann and to extend the franchise of the university panel of Seanad Éireann to all people who are over eighteen and are holders of an appropriate third level qualification from an Irish Institute of Higher Education and to provide for related matters …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 16 July]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2020 by steve

IrelandDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent): To ask the Minister for Finance if third-level student accommodation providers that have refused to refund accommodation costs to students forced to leave college due to the Covid-19 pandemic will not receive State Covid-19 supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 16 July]

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Minister Foley announces next steps for this year’s Leaving Certificate students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The re-opening of the Calculated Grades Student Portal for Leaving Certificate students to opt to receive Calculated Grades on Monday, 20 July 2020 at 12 o’clock; Leaving Certificate students to receive Calculated Grade results on 7 September; First round CAO offers to be issued on 11 September; Results will be available in time for Round 1 offers from CAO and UCAS for colleges and universities in Ireland and UK …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 16 July]

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