Trinity College spend over €4,500 on upgrades to hand sanitisation stations

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College was forced to spend €4,610 on upgrades to their campus’ hand sanitisation stations after criticisms. Upgrades to the hand sanitisation stations on Trinity’s campus were required after students complained about the lack of accessibility and Irish translations. The first installation of the stations included a foot pump to dispense the hand sanitiser. However, this was found to not be accessible, especially for people with physical disabilities and impairments …” (more)

[Shauna Bannon Ward, The College View, 28 October]

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UCC criticised for links with controversial Chinese university

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is considering deepening its relationship with a controversial university in China that the Beijing regime uses to educate students from ethnic minorities, many of whom go on to become Chinese Communist Party officials or cadres …” (more)

[Colm Keena, Irish Times, 28 October]

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Ireland’s Approach to the Pandemic May Have Long-Lasting Effects for Students

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“When the coronavirus pandemic forced me to depart Dublin for my native United States, I was heartbroken. It hadn’t taken me long after arriving at Trinity to pursue a masters degree, in the Autumn of 2019, to fall in love with the country from which my ancestors had come. The nightlife, culture and history were enough to draw me in almost instantly but it helped that Ireland had what I considered to be a highly competent government …” (more)

[Samuel O’Brient, University Times, 27 October]

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TCDSU Votes to Lobby for Reduced International Student Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed a motion mandating the union’s President Eoin Hand and International Officer Patrick O’Mahony to lobby against annual three to five per cent fee increases for international students. The motion was proposed by a group of 10 students …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 27 October]

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Medieval Book of Lismore returns home to Cork after ‘eventful’ 500-year journey

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“One of the great books of Ireland has returned home to Cork, its county of origin, almost five centuries after it was first created. The Book of Lismore, which contains some of the greatest masterpieces of medieval Irish literature, is to return to Cork where it was first penned in the late 15th century …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 28 October]

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New Department of Higher Education provides focus and opportunity

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The creation of a new and separate Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science is one of the most significant advances and developments in government policy in recent times. Its creation has been one of the main demands of IFUT for many years, amid the growing underfunding and lack of attention for this vital area of education, societal and economic activity …” (more)

[IFUT, 27 October]

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‘Stop exploiting student nurses and midwives’: Appeal for the unpaid workers of the pandemic

Posted in Teaching on October 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has warned the government that the ‘exploitation’ of student nurses has been intensified by the pandemic. ‘Our students are being taken for granted’, INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha, said. ‘They are facing huge workloads and risking COVID infection …'” (more)

[Maeve McTaggart, University Express, 27 October]

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