UCC and CIT to benefit as €15m announced for campus upgrades

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) are set to benefit from new funding announced by the Minister for Further and Higher Education. Simon Harris has announced that €15m is to be given to higher education institutions for campus upgrade and infrastructure …” (more)

[Steve Nevillen, Irish Examiner, 2 November]

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Planning granted for 49 student apartments on Cork’s North Main Street

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Permission has been granted for a major student development in the heart of Cork city. BMOR Developments Limited has been given approval to build accommodation to house nearly 280 students on North Main Street …” (more)

[Ryan O’Rourke, Irish Examiner, 2 November]

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Student nurses working on the frontline still not being paid

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Student nurses who are on the front line of the fight against Covid-19 are still not being paid, but they are hopeful the minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will listen to their pleas. The Department of Health is engaging with trade unions on revising the existing student nurse and midwife allowances for clinical placements, and they say the process should be completed ‘in the coming days’ …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 2 November]

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Trinity ranked lower for student experience compared to several universities

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“This morning, the Sunday Times released their annual Good University Guide. The annual university guide ranks higher level institutions in Ireland for the next upcoming year, at a time when prospective sixth year students in secondary school are expected to start making their decision for next year …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 1 November]

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€53m in grants goes to scientific research projects

Posted in Research on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Millions are set to be pumped into scientific research projects, ranging from anti-ageing to potential new treatments for Alzheimer’s and Crohn’s ­disease. The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, announced 71 grants valued at €53m under the Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) ‘Frontiers for the Future’ programme …” (more)

[Eavan Murray, Independent, 2 November]

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The Reasoning Behind the Proposed Schols Quota System is Disingenuous. Here’s Why

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The news this week that College is planning on implementing a quota system for appointing Scholars for this year elicited nothing more than a collective eye-roll from students. The system, proposed by Senior Lecturer Kevin Mitchell and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Common Architecture Graeme Murdock, would cap the number of students who receive Schols in each faculty …” (more)

[University Times, 1 November]

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TD reveals details of his top level talks over future of Mayo GMIT Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has revealed details of his top level talks with Minister of Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris, GMIT president Dr Orla Fynn and Government departmental officials and members of the HEA as positive and progressive …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 1 November]

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