Trinity College and DCU yet to outline student accommodation refund policy

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Five of the State’s seven universities have confirmed they will refund students who leave their third-level accommodation, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 21 October]

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Third level students must not be overlooked during Level 5 restrictions – Holly Cairns TD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Holly Cairns TD, Social Democrats spokesperson for Further and Higher Education, has called on the Government to immediately address the impact of Level 5 restrictions on third level students …” (more)

[Elaine Murphy, TheCork.ie, 21 October]

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Reimagining the University Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“I’m old enough to have studied in the old UCD School of Engineering, now government buildings, in Merrion Street, Dublin 2. It was never as plush as it is now: the toilets had swing doors on them like the doors to a saloon in an old western movie and the canteen was deep in the basement and served oxtail soup every day …” (more)

[Tales from Academia, 21 October]

Today, Govt Ceded Ground to Third-Level Institutions Battling for Autonomy

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The question of third-level’s agency has, in education circles, been a hot-button issue for years. In what can only be described as a battle for autonomy in the higher education sector, universities have increasingly found themselves up against a government eager to assume its position as puppet-master …” (more)

[Molly Furey, University Times, 20 October]

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Have your say: should college students get refunds this year?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Who’d be a college student in 2020? This time last year, thousands of giddy students were getting their first taste of college life; this year, most are experiencing third level through a laptop screen …” (more)

[Irish Times, 20 October]

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What Level 5 means for Further and Higher Education – Minister Harris

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The government has decided that as of midnight on Wednesday night 21 October all of Ireland will be placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID-19. Level 5 of the Plan is available here …” (more)

[gov.ie, 20 October]

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Up for discussion?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Last week the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris TD, announced funding of €34.33m to higher education institutions to help them in their progression towards Technological University status. The fund is being allocated under the 2020 Higher Education Authority (HEA) call to assist the development and progression of technological universities …” (more)

[Waterford News and Star, 13 October]

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