Majority of Semester Two Assessment to Take Place Online

Posted in Teaching on February 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“All assessments in semester two will be held online, apart from some clinical and practical exams that must take place face-to-face, College has said. College currently does not plan to re-introduce mitigation measures that were implemented for last semester’s exam period …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 15 February]

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NUIG raised €1.6m through cash-for-residency scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) raised €1.6 million through the Government’s €826 million cash-for-residency scheme to fund efforts to boost third-level education access. More than 1,100 non-EU citizens have bought the right to live in the Republic by putting at least €1 million into approved businesses or giving up to €500,000 to charities through the Government’s Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) …” (more)

[Barry O’Halloran, Irish Times, 15 February]

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Leaving Cert talks between Government and teacher unions to continue

Posted in Teaching on February 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Intensive talks between the Government and teacher unions will continue on Monday in a bid to find agreement on this year’s Leaving Cert State exam. Both sides held confidential discussions throughout the weekend, but Government sources said there was no certainty that agreement could be reached in time for Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting …” (more)

[Jennifer Bray, Sarah Burns, Simon Carswell and Anne Lucey, Irish Times, 15 February]

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Provostial Candidates Must Acknowledge that the Govt Has Failed Third-Level

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“This week, the provost election campaign kicked off in earnest. Candidates laid out their visions at two separate debates and in a set of interviews with this newspaper. A number of commonalities emerged in their respective visions, with each candidate citing issues with bureaucracy and administration as top priorities. Additionally, questions of commercialisation, student-staff ratios, rankings and philanthropy – predictably – came up …” (more)

[University Times, 14 February]

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Covid 19 outbreak in GMIT declared by HSE

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“An outbreak of COVID-19 among GMIT students living in Galway has been declared by the Public Health Department of the HSE. An email has been sent to all students who are living in Galway City by the Covid officer of the college …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 14 February]

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