Students Condemn ‘Lazy’ Pre-recorded Lectures and Online College

Posted in Teaching on November 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Several UCD Students have this week told the College Tribune that they feel under pressure, overwhelmed and uncertain as many lecturers regularly disobey time slots for online lectures and classes by extending the length of course material, with many solely posting pre-recorded lectures without any ‘live’ interaction or engagement at all …” (more)

[Iseult O’Callaghan, College Tribune, 16 November]

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TCD and freedom of expression

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – As one of the students who attended the protest outside Israeli ambassador Ze’ev Boker’s planned talk in Trinity College Dublin in 2017, I am outraged to read that the provost, Prof Patrick Prendergast, has claimed that there was a ‘very real danger of violence’ at that event …” (more)

[Conor Reddy, Irish Times, 16 November]

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Leaving Cert 2020 finally starts today with 2,569 candidates

Posted in Teaching on November 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The most unusual Leaving Cert exams ever get under way today, with extra-special arrangements for any candidate who is a close contact of a confirmed Covid-19 case. Some 2,569 students from the Leaving Cert class of 2020 have entered to sit the postponed written papers, with the first exam, biology, at 5.30pm. The number of candidates is around 4% of those who planned to sit the exams in June …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 16 November]

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Setback for NUIG plan to develop two new pitches in Dangan

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“There has been a setback to NUIG’s plan to develop two new pitches at lands in Dangan, following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála. The plan for a 3G pitch and a grassed GAA/soccer pitch as well as ball stop fencing and floodlighting received the backing of city planners in September, subject to eight conditions …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 15 November]

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