Afraid to go back to work? #Over60s

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland

“Older people with underlying conditions appear to be the most vulnerable to dying if they catch the Covid-19 virus – younger people are less affected. Take a look at the data example below …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 11 August]

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Unionist students face ‘difficult times’ at Queen’s University

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2020 by steve

“A unionist student has said attitudes need to change at Queen’s University to make people who share his views feel welcome on campus …” (more)

[Mark Bain, Belfast Telegraph, 11 August]

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Unhappy Northern Ireland students could challenge exam grading system in court: warning

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on August 11th, 2020 by steve

“GCSE and A-level results could be mired in controversy after claims that some children will be disadvantaged simply because of the school they attend and grades could be appealed through the courts. This year because of the coronavirus pandemic children were unable to take key exams …” (more)

[Andrew Madden, Belfast Telegraph, 11 August]

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UCD’s Efforts Show a Dangerous Crusade to Attract Students at Any Cost

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Numbers seem to be everywhere these days. Be it the latest dosage of discovered coronavirus cases, the oft-repeated 2 metre mantra of social distancing or whatever that ‘R number’ claims to be (search me – I was a veteran of the back row in maths). But there is one number I do understand and if you’re a UCD student or just someone who cares about their physical wellbeing – you should too. That number is €100,000,000 …” (more)

[Rowan Kelleher, College Tribune, 10 August]

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UCD Spends Over €800,000 On Hotels Since 2016

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) has accumulated over €800,000 in hotel expenses in the past 4 years, according to financial records acquired by The College Tribune. Nearly 40% of this amount was associated with spending in luxury 5-star hotels – despite the university’s travel policy which directly advises staff against the booking of luxury accommodation …” (more)

[Emma Hanrahan, College Tribune, 10 August]

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