Postponed Leaving Cert exams planned for November

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on July 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Leaving Cert students have less than a week to register online to opt-in to receive their calculated grades. Minister for Education Norma Foley has confirmed that the deadline to opt-in for results online will expire on Monday July 27th at 4pm …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 21 July]

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Tricky Questions Raised at Board Review Open Forum

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Provost Patrick Prendergast and Chair of the Board Review Working Group Dermot McCarthy fielded tricky questions on the merits behind proposed College Board reforms at an online town hall this morning …” (more)

[Cormac Watson and Emma Donohoe, University Times, 21 July]

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USI calls for key supports for students ahead of the new academic year

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A €500 reduction must be made to the Student Contribution Charge immediately to ease some of the financial pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Union of Students in Ireland. Government must also support students who will be expected to work remotely for much of the new academic year by creating and investing in a new scheme that provides access to devices and better WiFi …” (more)

[USI, 21 July]

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Minister Foley announces Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades to issue to students directly through the Student Calculated Grades portal on 7 September

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on July 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced that Calculated Grades results will issue directly to students through the student portal on 7 September at 9.00am. Results will also issue simultaneously to students’ schools. Schools will be asked to provide support to students in an appropriate way on the day, through enabling students to come to the school if they wish at a scheduled time, or to making guidance or other teaching staff members available by phone for students to discuss their options following their results …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 21 July]

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Third level education must be a top priority for the new government

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The third level education sector is facing a 500 million euro loss in funding this year according to a May report released by the Higher Education Authority, and with each passing day it seems unlikely universities will receive anything close to half of that funding from the government …” (more)

[Emma Nevin, The College View, 21 July]

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