‘You’re Fired!’ – Government Could Fire UCD Management under Proposed Bill

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Government is set to consider passing a sweeping new Bill which will enable the Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Research to suspend and replace the governing bodies of state-funded universities if there are serious concerns around their operation. Alongside suspensory powers, imposing financial and non-financial penalties against universities are also part of the proposed bill …” (more)

[Rowan Kelleher, College Tribune, 4 February]

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Trinity’s path to becoming a University of Sanctuary

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity has become the sixth university to have received the University of Sanctuary Award by the People of Sanctuary Ireland, an initiative which has been running since 2016. The aim of the initiative is to encourage universities and other higher education institutions to promote a welcoming culture for the asylum seekers. To achieve the status of University of Sanctuary, Trinity first needed to prove that they have been educating the community about the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees and have created a steering group to promote long-lasting efforts at inclusion …” (more)

[Kate Glen, Trinity News, 4 February]

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NI student medics will not receive £2,000 Covid-19 recognition bonus being given to other health service trainees

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2021 by steve

“Student doctors who put their lives on the line during the Covid pandemic are not getting a £2,000 bonus being given to other health service trainees. Last week, Health Minister Robin Swann announced that nurses in Northern Ireland are to receive a £500 ‘special recognition’ payment for their work during the pandemic, while some student nurses will get £2,000 …” (more)

[Lisa Smyth, Belfast Telegraph, 4 February]

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Dodds to meet Irish education minister over NI students taking part in Erasmus

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Economy Minister Diane Dodds is to meet the Republic’s Higher Education Minister to discuss NI students taking part in the Erasmus scheme for European study. UK students can no longer participate in the Erasmus programme, which funds third-level academic study in the EU and other projects …” (more)

[Margaret Canning, Belfast Telegraph, 4 February]

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Financial Disaster for UCD Singapore Operations

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Last June, it was brought to the attention of UCD’s Governing Authority that the University is facing a number of financial issues unrelated to the pandemic, primarily focused in three Colleges. The most severely affected is the College of Business, arguably the University’s most successful …” (more)

[Jack McGee, College Tribune, 3 February]

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‘Failure to deliver a university of substance to the South East will not be tolerated’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A lobby group has been formed in Waterford to fight for a ‘University of substance’ for the region. The Friends of the University for the South East, or FUSE for short, is made up of business leaders and those concerned about the direction the university issue is going in …” (more)

[Julie Smyth, WLR FM, 3 February]

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Numbers With COVID-Like Symptoms Increasing, Says College Health Service

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The College Health Service is experiencing a ‘significant increase’ in the number of people presenting with coronavirus-like symptoms, with a number of positive cases on campus recently. In an email to residents, Dr David McGrath, the director of the College Health Service, said: ‘I would strongly encourage you to familiarise yourself with the current regulations issued by the Government regarding Covid-19’ …” (more)

[Emer Moreau and Cormac Watson, University Times, 3 February]

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University Chief tells Derry councillors that 6,000 students at Magee is the upper limit

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 4th, 2021 by steve

“The Vice Chancellor at Ulster University (UU) has told Derry councillors that under the current funding model it will not be possible to deliver the long-promised target of 10,000 students at the Magee campus. This week UU confirmed that the School of Health Sciences undergraduate programmes will relocate to its Magee campus in Derry from September 2022 …” (more)

[Garrett Hargan, Derry Now, 3 February]

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The TUSE: A Lie Repeated?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The past decade has been politically difficult for Waterford. Power resided elsewhere in the region and the effort needed to lobby government was immense. The number of times people were forced onto the streets for hospital services was outrageous. Have Limerick or Galway people ever had to march the streets for anything? Ever? …” (more)

[Waterford News and Star, 3 February]

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