Simon Harris to consider fining colleges who don’t act on sexual harassment

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“All third level institutions will be required to produce and publish action plans on tackling sexual harassment as part of efforts to root out sex crimes in colleges …” (more)

[Juno McEnroe, Irish Examiner, 27 July]

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Pandemic effect upon college life

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Gail Conway explores how Covid-19 has had and will continue to affect third level students around the country and Jim Miley from the Irish Universities Association outlines their advice to students …” (audio)

[RTÉ Radio 1, 26 July]

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Time, Money and Guidance in Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“There was a welcome announcement last week of a package of supports for further and higher education institutions and students in Ireland to cover costs incurred by third level institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic and enable further and higher education students to return to college this September …” (more)

[In the Dark, 27 July]

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UL will not alter fees for reduced access to campus

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has defended its decision that students paying up to €6,000 in fees for accommodation along with fees for their course will be only allowed on campus one week a month …” (more)

[Bernie English, Limerick Post, 27 July]

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DCU accommodation plans postponed indefinitely due to financial strain caused by Covid-19

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“New planned accommodation at Dublin City University has been postponed indefinitely due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the university. A spokesperson for DCU said, ‘We are working towards delivering new on-campus accommodation but there is no specific date for the construction to begin’ …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, TheJournal.ie, 27 July]

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Harris ‘stunned’ by prevalence of sex attacks in colleges

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has said society needs to challenge the perception of what sexual assault is, adding he was ‘stunned’ by the prevalence of attacks among students. Almost three in 10 female students have reported non-consensual penetration by incapacitation, force or threat of force during their time in college, according to a Union of Students Ireland (USI) survey published in June …” (more)

[Aine McMahon, BreakingNews.ie, 27 July]

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UCD spinout seeks €30m, McDonagh’s new service station, and hydrogen testing

Posted in Research on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCD spinout drug company Atxa Therapeutics, which is developing novel therapies that tackle a deadly heart condition, is seeking to raise $30 million to bring its treatment through clinical trials and secure regulatory approval …” (more)

[Ciarán Hancock, Irish Times, 27 July]

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A Month Since its Creation, the Higher Education Dept is Proving its Worth

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“If higher education’s stakeholders had been told a few months that the government would go on to announce a €168 million package for third-level institutions to support them through the pandemic, they probably would have had a hard time believing it …” (more)

[University Times, 26 July]

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International Students Long for College Experience and People More than Degree

Posted in Life on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) is considered Ireland’s largest international university. It is home to over 6,000 international students that make up 29% of the student population, according to then most recent registration figures …” (more)

[Danielle DerGarabedian, College Tribune, 26 July]

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Developers ‘must listen’ to traders and residents on North Main Street student accommodation proposal

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“There are both positives and negatives in plans that have been submitted for a 279-bed student accommodation building on a brownfields site in the heart of the historic spine of Cork city, it has been claimed …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 26 July]

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Students back at uni – but with masks and no bars

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on July 27th, 2020 by steve

“The first students are beginning to return for face-to-face teaching on UK university campuses – with a new term of compulsory masks and closed bars. Most students won’t begin until the autumn, but veterinary students are now back at the University of Nottingham …” (more)

[Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 27 July]

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