IT Tralee students will face serious consequences if they host house parties

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“There’ll be serious consequences for any students of the Institute of Technology Tralee who hold house parties. That’s according to Interim President of IT Tralee, Brendan O’Donnell …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 25 August]

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Trinity Introduce Blended Learning Module, No Sign At UCD

Posted in Teaching on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has introduced a new module to prepare students for ‘blended learning’ in the new academic year with no signs of a similar module for UCD. The module, named ‘Learning to Learn Online in Trinity’, is available to students now on Blackboard with academic and professional staff also granted access …” (more)

[Isobel Dunne, College Tribune, 24 August]

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Go-ahead given for Limerick student complex

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“City planners have given the go-ahead to a six-storey student complex in the shadow of Thomond Park. Shelbourne Medical Properties has secured conditional planning permission to develop the building at the former Hassett’s bar …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 24 August]

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Minister urged to provide clarity to NUIG and GMIT students over upcoming semester

Posted in Teaching on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon Harris is being urged to provide more clarity for NUIG and GMIT students over the upcoming semester. City Councillor Alan Cheevers says the Minister needs to contact the third-level institutions to form a plan for the academic year which is due to begin next month …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 24 August]

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Magee Professor speaks of ‘lumpy road’ to Medical School sign-off

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2020 by steve

“Professor Louise Dubras moved to Derry in June 2018 after being appointed Foundation Dean of the Magee Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS). The collapse of Stormont coupled with the Department of Health’s view that the school did not demonstrate ‘need and value for money’ led to delays …” (more)

[Garrett Hargan, Derry Now, 24 August]

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UCD Unveils Mandatory ‘Student Health Declaration’ For Registration

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 student health declaration to which students must agree in order to register for the upcoming academic year. The Declaration states that as a student, you will follow both government and UCD COVID-19 health guidelines …” (more)

[Angelina Pierce, College Tribune, 24 August]

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‘No house parties’ College Road residents tell landlords

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Local residents of UCC have asked landlords to include ‘no house parties’ in their rent agreements with Cork students. The Magazine Road Residents Association (MRRA) has called on the Government to ‘move on legislation to put an end to the Covid-19 house parties to deal with reckless landlords and tenants who ignore the Covid-19 regulators and are non-compliant’ …” (more)

[Maeve McTaggart, University Express, 24 August]

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Minister Harris announces €5 million in Student Supports

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has today announced a comprehensive financial package of €5 million to support students’ wellbeing and mental health …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 24 August]

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