Third-level students should be refunded for accommodation, says Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins

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

Ireland“Third-level students who have paid for accommodation up-front should ‘absolutely’ be refunded, says Fianna Fail TD and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins. Third-level institutions were originally supposed to be offering a ‘blended’ experience to students with some classes taking place online and others on-campus. Thus, many students have moved to university, however, with new Level 3 restrictions it is unlikely they will be attending lectures in person …” (more)

[Ciara O’Loughlin, Independent, 11 October]

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Who will be the next President?

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

Ireland“The question on everyone’s lips here at Maynooth University is who will take over from Professor Philip Nolan when his ten-year term as President of the University comes to an end in August next year. Over the last few months the current President has had to combine the duties of his office with …” (more)

[In the Dark, 11 October]

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The First 100 Days of the Department of Further and Higher Education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“For many years now, much-needed reform has been found wanting within Irelands higher education system. Students, whose numbers have increased rapidly over recent decades are now paying the second-highest undergraduate fees in Europe. At the same time, government funding has failed to keep up with this rise in demand …” (more)

[Stephen Kennedy, College Tribune, 10 October]

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