Residents Allowed Refunds on Remaining License Fee for College Accommodation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“College will refund residents who want to move out of its accommodation at a pro-rata basis for the remainder of their license fee to January 23rd, minus four weeks for the notice period. Students will not have to find a replacement for their room and there is no deadline in place for when students have to leave by …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 23 October]

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‘”The voice of students must be heard” – O’Dowd’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

“Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has announced that the party will table an Assembly motion in support of students who facing challenges to learning as a result of Covid19. The party’s Further and Higher Education spokesperson said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 23 October]

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Open Access, but at what cost?

Posted in Research on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“I couldn’t resist passing on the news that the Max Planck Digital Library has signed an agreement with the Nature Publishing Group to enable authors in about 120 German institutes to publish Open Access articles in Nature journals …” (more)

[In the Dark, 23 October]

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Challenge allowed to planning permission for Trinity Hall expansion

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A complainant seeking to overturn planning permission for 358 student accommodation bed spaces and four staff apartments on a site alongside the Trinity Hall student accommodation complex in Dartry, Dublin. The action is by Patricia Kenny, from nearby Temple Road, Dartry, whose husband James was involved in a 20-year saga of litigation with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) concerning development of student accommodation at Trinity Hall …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Independent, 23 October]

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Irish government commits to ‘coordinated investment’ at Derry’s Magee campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

“Speaking about a shared island today the Taoiseach Micheál Martin committed to ‘coordinated investment’ at Ulster University’s Magee campus in Derry. For around 60 years the people of Derry have campaigned for a full-sized university in the city …” (more)

[Garrett Hargan, Derry Now, 22 October]

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Why are we letting students cop the blame for Covid-19?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

“If you read the British press, particularly its online iteration, you would be forgiven for thinking students are solely to blame for coronavirus transmission in university cities …” (more)

[Will Green, Wonkhe, 23 October]

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Third Level Institutions – GMIT Mayo campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

IrelandDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to plans to close the business school at the GMIT Mayo campus; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 October]

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Third Level Institutions – TU Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No 236 of 14 October 2020, if Dublin Technical University currently holds no debt; if he plans to create a borrowing framework for the technological universities to allow them to borrow in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 October]

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Science Foundation Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

IrelandNeale Richmond (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the engagements he has had with Science Foundation Ireland in relation to its participation in the Department of Foreign Affair’s Ireland House strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 October]

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