NUI Galway should live up to its words

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – I read with interest the article by Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, the president of NUI Galway, ‘If students want campuses to reopen they will have to share responsibility’ (Opinion & Analysis, August 16th). I thoroughly enjoyed the phrase ‘actions should be for the collective good’. It is a great motto to live by. Yet I wonder if the management of NUI Galway really believes in this at all …” (more)

[Pádraic Toomey, Irish Times, 22 August]

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Go-ahead for 358 new beds at Trinity Hall despite ‘drunk partying’ fears

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An Bord Pleanála has given the green light for 358 student bed spaces at Trinity Hall in spite of residents’ complaints over alleged late night, drunken behaviour by students. The appeals board has granted planning permission to Trinity College Dublin (TCD) for a large extension of student accommodation at Trinity Hall at Dartry in a number of blocks rising to seven storeys in height …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 22 August]

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‘I urge Ulster University to allocate an additional MaSN to the Magee campus’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 22nd, 2020 by steve

“The oversubscription to Ulster University and Queen’s due to this week’s A-Level u-turn could be eased by raising the Maximum Student Number (MaSN) cap and allocating more places to Magee …” (more)

[Kevin Mullan, Derry Journal, 21 August]

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‘The Larger your Lectures, The Less Time You Will Have on Campus’, says School of Law

Posted in Teaching on August 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In an email to undergraduate students today, the School of Law finalised its official teaching plans for the Autumn trimester. Some of the plans include a rotating system of groups of 50 students attending lectures according to a rota that will be posted on Brightspace. As well as this, students will be required to bring cleaning materials to wipe down their desks before and after lectures …” (more)

[Mahnoor Choudhry, College Tribune, 21 August]

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1 month until class – Everything we still don’t know

Posted in Teaching on August 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“With just one month until students are set to return, and registration set to commence on September 1st, the majority of UCD students have still received no specific communication about their education for the coming year …” (more)

[Doireann de Courcy Mac Donnell, University Observer, 21 August]

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