University Management Team refuse to cut levy

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway’s University Management Team (UMT) have confirmed that they will not be lowering the student levy fee of €224 this year, despite access to campus being restricted due to the Coronavirus. Students have raised concerns about the fee being charged this year, as lectures have been moved online until after Christmas and most students are doing college lectures from home …” (more)

[Conor Brummell, SIN, 3 November]

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Standing Up for Online Lectures

Posted in Teaching on November 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“I have a break of an hour between my last lecture on Vector Calculus (during which I introduced and did some applications of Green’s Theorem) and my next one on Mechanics & Special Relativity (during which I’m doing projectile motion), so I thought I’d share a couple of thoughts about online teaching …” (more)

[In the Dark, 3 November]

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UCD To Receive Greatest Cut of €15 Million Government Grant

Posted in Governance and administration on November 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A €15 million grant for the furthering of campus infrastructure in colleges across Ireland has been announced by Simon Harris. The funding will be provided by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science through the Higher Education Authority (HEA) …” (more)

[Rosie Kuntz, College Tribune, 3 November]

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Life at Trinity Halls: What happens to a social hotspot when socializing is restricted

Posted in Life on November 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Tucked away into a corner of Rathmines, Trinity Hall is, for many, a sentimental milestone from first year, often associated with the rows of dimly-lit kitchens late at night, cold walks back along Dartry road, and the famously vibrant social scene …” (more)

[Olivia Flaherty-Lovy, Trinity News, 3 November]

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College September 2021: What will student life be like?

Posted in Life, Teaching on November 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“What will college be like in 2021? The class of 2021 – who may or may not sit the traditional Leaving Cert exam next June – are, along with the rest of us, hopeful that either a vaccine or effective treatment might allow a return to normal campus life and the familiar college experience …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 3 November]

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Minister Harris announces €15 million in campus upgrades and infrastructure

Posted in Governance and administration on November 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has today confirmed that an additional €15 million is to be given to higher education institutions for capital works and equipment, bringing the minor works capital allocation for this academic year to its highest point in a decade …” (more)

[gov.ie, 2 November]

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