Students in limbo over accomodation as they await timetables

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration, Teaching on July 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Third-level students are calling for detailed timetables to allow them make informed decisions on whether or not they need to secure rented accomodation for the upcoming academic year. Universities have provided start dates for students, academic planning is continuing and each facility is scheduling for a blended or hybrid learning approach in line with Covid-19 restrictions …” (more)

[Gail Conway, RTÉ News, 26 July]

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UCD Graduate Courses See Spike In costs

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The University College Dublin student’s union (UCDSU) announced on Wednesday July 22nd that they ‘fully support’ Medical Students calls for a freeze on the fees for graduate medicine students, which have been increasing annually since 2017 …” (more)

[Sadhbh O’Muirí, College Tribune, 25 July]

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The impossibility of the nationalist university

Posted in Governance and administration on July 26th, 2020 by steve

International“The Trump administration quickly backed off its proposed rule for international students, but that does not mean all is well for higher education. It is not surprising that the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement rule saw swift and intense pushback from the higher education sector …” (more)

[Brendan Cantwell and Jenny J Lee, University World News, 25 July]

Will international students be allowed back this autumn?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 26th, 2020 by steve

“While many universities in the Western world fret about how many international students will turn up on campus for the start of the new academic year, at least one Norwegian university has ‘revoked admission’ to its masters degree programmes taught in English for non-European Union students as a result of COVID-19 …” (more)

[Nic Mitchell, University World News, 24 July]

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