Trinity to Announce Effects on Teaching of Expected Restrictions By Friday

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity will announce by Friday the effects on teaching of new restrictions expected to be introduced by the government in the coming days. An email – signed by Vice-Provost Jürgen Barkhoff and Secretary to the College John Coman – to staff and students today said that there would likely be further clarification on how new restrictions will affect universities later on Wednesday or Thursday …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 5 January

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SIPTU says more support needed for student nurses and midwives during pandemic

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU representatives have called for more support for student nurses and midwives than the recommendations outlined in a Short Term Review of Clinical Placement Allowances published yesterday (Monday, 4th January) by the Department of Health. SIPTU Organiser, John McCamley, said …” (more)

[SIPTU, 5 January]

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Government to Extend WiFi Initiative for Students to 90 New Locations

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The government will extend internet access for students to 90 new locations across the country in order to create ‘extended virtual campuses’, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris announced today. HEAnet will lead the initiative, rolling out eduroam – a WiFi connection that students can automatically connect to – to locations accessible to students, such as libraries, museums, public offices, coffee shops and shopping centres …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 5 January]

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ASTI: State exams must go ahead in 2021 ‘no matter what’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The president of the Association of Secondary Students in Ireland (ASTI) has said that State exams must go ahead in 2021 ‘no matter what’. Speaking on RTÉ radio’s Today show, Ms Piggott said that the content of exam papers may need to be changed because of the current situation …” (more)

[Vivienne Clarke, Irish Examiner, 5 January]

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Student nurse and midwife pay must reflect Covid risk – David Cullinane TD

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, David Cullinane TD, has called for student nurse and midwife pay to better reflect Covid-19 risk with high hospitalisations. The Waterford TD also called on the Minister to engage urgently with the health unions. Teachta Cullinane said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 4 January]

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Students nurses ‘deeply disappointed’ with ‘obsolete’ report and €100 weekly grant

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Student representatives of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) are ‘deeply disappointed’ with a report into the treatment of student nurses and midwives and the offer of a €100 weekly grant from the Department of Health …” (more)

[Eoghan Moloney, Independent, 4 January]

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Student nurses should be paid €100 per week during pandemic, report recommends

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Student nurses should receive a payment of €100 per week after tax when they are on hospital placements during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report recommends. The grant would be paid to students while the pandemic continues and would cost €5.4 million if backdated to September …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 4 January]

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Covid-19: Ten ways pandemic will shape education in 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland1. Keeping schools open. Remember a few months ago when reopening schools was the biggest priority facing the Government? The big challenge over the coming months will be keeping them open. Most public health experts say a third wave is inevitable – and there’s no way of predicting if it will force a shutdown of the school system once again …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 5 January]

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