Unsafe Trinity Swimming Pool to Remain Closed Indefinitely

Posted in Governance and administration on August 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s swimming pool will not be opening with the rest of the Sports Centre on August 12th, due to the pool being in an unusable condition. The pool has deteriorated in recent months with tiles becoming detached along the walls and the base of its deep-end in need of major repairs …” (more)

[Matt McCann, University Times, 7 August]


Garvan O’Doherty says developing ‘Hume University’ as an independent third level institution would deliver a fitting legacy

Posted in Governance and administration on August 8th, 2020 by steve

“Derry businessman Garvan O’Doherty has said Magee College should be renamed ‘Hume University’ in memory of the late John Hume. He said the only debate should be on whether the institution should be called ‘John Hume University’ or ‘Hume University’ in order to honour both the peacemaker and his wife Pat …” (more)

[Kevin Mullan, Derry Journal, 7 August]

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Self-Isolation Rules for Tourists Entering Campus Will Not be Policed

Posted in Governance and administration on August 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“International tourists visiting the Book of Kells will be told that they must self-isolate for two weeks before entering campus, but will not be required to prove that they have followed this guideline. Campus is opening to tourists from August 10th onwards. Visitors must first book online to see the Book of Kells exhibition before entering …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 7 August]

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WIT students raise concerns about returning to the college in 10 days to repeat exams

Posted in Teaching on August 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students at WIT have expressed concern that they have to return to the college to re-sit their exams in ten days time. From August 17th, anyone who needs to repeat Christmas Semester 1 exams will have to do so on site. In a statement to WLR, the college say there will be a maximum of 42 students in any one exam centre, with two sittings taking place per day across two venues from August 17th until the 28th …” (more)

[Karen Tomkins, WLR FM, 7 August]

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Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A total of 4,411 applicants will receive 5,432 offers for third-level places through the CAO today. This round of offers – referred to as Round Zero – concerns applicants who are not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate …” (more)

[Sean Murray, The Journal.ie, 8 August]

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Students Were Left Out of Campus Guidelines Planning, says USI President

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on August 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“USI President Lorna Fitzpatrick has criticised the government for leaving student representatives out of the development of the public health guidelines that universities will have to follow during the coming year …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 7 August]

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