Waterford after TUSE: Is our student-free City getting a sense of impact it could have

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“‘Winter is Coming’ – three chilling words familiar to the Game of Thrones enthusiasts amongst us. The phrase which heralded impending doom to the civilised world of Westeros, or for the uninitiated GoT fans out there – in layman’s terms …” (more)

[Richard Finnegan, 28 October]

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UCD Ranked Ireland’s Top University For Second Year Running

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCD has been ranked as the best university in Ireland according to US News and World Report’s Best Global Universities Ranking list for the second consecutive year. UCD also ranked as the 97th best university in Europe and 226th best university in the world …” (more)

[Sarah Connaughton, College Tribune, 29 October]

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Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 has been highlighted by the arrival of COVID-19

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Trade Union movement in Ireland was instrumental in the setting up of the Barrington Commission in the 1980s, which arose from pressure from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) to have a more comprehensive approach to health and safety in the workplace, at a time when only 20% of employments were covered by any legislation, such as the Factories Acts …” (more)

[IFUT, 29 October]

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Mountjoy prisoners gain access to third-level education during pandemic

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on October 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Prisoners at Mountjoy Prison have been granted online access to college lectures and tutorials during the coronavirus pandemic and this could be instrumental in establishing third-level education in Irish prisons in the longer term, a review of a new project involving the Dublin jail and Maynooth University has concluded …” (more)

[Conor Lally, Irish Times, 29 October]

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Rebooting Waterford economy needs University autonomy

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Perhaps channelling Fleetwood Mac, the Labour Party locally has taken a brave and interesting position in advocating for Waterford Institute of Technology to set a deadline on talks or ‘go its own way’ and seek to become a standalone University …” (more)

[Richard Finnegan, 25 October]

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