Surviving Week 1

Posted in Teaching on October 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The first week of the semester was eventful, very busy but personally I didn’t find it remotely stressful. Yes, there were times I was mildly irritated with some aspects of my work – notably all the Health Declaration Forms I had to process – but being very busy and stressed are two different things …” (more)

[Tales from Academia, 10 October]

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‘I’m not sure my friends can afford it’: International students face hike in health insurance costs

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on October 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“International students from countries outside of the European Economic Area will have to pay more than they currently pay for their mandatory private health insurance policies. Because of a Court of Appeal decision that came into effect this week, industry estimates suggest that some students will end up paying twice of four times what they currently pay …” (more)

[Ian Curran,, 10 October]

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College cancels exchange programmes for semester two

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway have today announced the cancellation of all planned Erasmus, International student exchanges and placement programmes for students in semester two. In an email from Deputy President and Registrar Pól Ó Dochartaigh sent to all registered students of the University, it was announced that …” (more)

[Paddy Henry, SIN, 9 October]

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IUA welcomes the announcement of €300,000 annual funding for Gender Equality Enhancement and a call for 15 new SALI posts

Posted in Governance and administration on October 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The IUA welcomes the launch of the Gender Equality Enhancement Fund of €300,000 annually and the approval of the second cycle of 15 SAL Initiative posts. Our universities are fully committed to working with Minister Simon Harris and the HEA to further promote gender equality across the sector as part of a broad-based equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) agenda …” (more)

[IUA, 9 October]

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