Munster Technological University to be established on January 1, Minister confirms

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Munster Technological University is to be established on January 1, 2021, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has confirmed. MTU is a merging of the Institute of Technology Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology and is the second technological university in the State …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 12 November]

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Grading the Leaving Certificate

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on November 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – One hears regular criticism of the use of Leaving Certificate results as the gateway to third-level education. The current system encourages learning by rote, it does not assess all the skills which are important for future studies, and it makes no allowance for a student having an off-day or not being in a position to sit all or part of the examination …” (more)

[Pat O’Brien, Irish Times, 13 November]

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Printing House Square Projected to Open in Spring 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Printing House Square, Trinity’s new accommodation complex, is projected to open in spring 2021, having been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and contracting issues – after a slew of setbacks spanning more than a year …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 12 November]

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Troubling times at Dundalk IT as staff voice growing concern

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Storm clouds continued to gather over DkIT this week as ongoing staff fears over the institute’s future grew darker, with the very real prospect of a vote of no confidence in DkIT president Dr Michael Mulvey looking almost certain now …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 12 November]

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Minister Harris announces ring-fenced Dormant Accounts funding to support Traveller access to and ability to remain in higher education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today announced ring-fenced funding of €300,000 for targeted supports to address the implications of COVID-19 for Traveller transfer to and progression within higher education …” (more)

[gov.ie, 12 November]

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