Universities tell students no return to campus next semester

Posted in Teaching on November 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A number of universities have told students that there will be no general return to campus for the second half of the academic year. It means that some students may not set foot on the campus for the entire 2020/21 year, with lecture halls remaining silent and students logging on to classes from their bedrooms …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 6 November]

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University of Limerick to continue ‘current academic delivery model’

Posted in Teaching on November 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick have today confirmed that ‘in order to provide students and our wider UL community with greater certainty and to allow adequate time for planning, the decision has been taken to continue with the current academic delivery model for the remainder of the academic year 2020/21 …'” (more)

[Martin Mongan, Limerick Leader, 6 November]

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Covid-19 Assessment Guidelines Pulled, No Prospects for Renewal

Posted in Teaching on November 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCDSU President Conor Anderson took to the ‘UCD No Detriment Policy’ Facebook group on October 30th to update the students that the Covid-19 Assessment Guidelines were no longer in place. Anderson explained the reasoning: ‘UCD believes you all have been prepared for an online semester, and so do not need any special accommodations’ …” (more)

[Rosie Kuntz, College Tribune, 5 November]

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Demand for counselling services emphasises the importance of funding

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Mental health has been the great secondary talking point of the Covid-19 pandemic. While some have used the effect of government restrictions on people’s wellbeing as an argument against lockdowns, most of the discussion has revolved around adapting the country’s mental health services to the new normal in Ireland …” (more)

[Patrick Coyle, Trinity News, 5 November]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2020 by steve

IrelandBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding student accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 4 November]

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