UL rebrand costs reach €172,000

Posted in Governance and administration on May 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The cost of the rebranding of University of Limerick (UL) has now risen to more than €172,000 in the past two years. It comes as UL returned to the black with a surplus of €3.9m amid the Covid-19 closure of the campus, according to new consolidated accounts. The university spent a combined €86,670 on ‘brand refresh’ and ‘brand implementation’ programmes last year. That amount followed a spend of €85,453 on the brand refresh project in 2019 …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Examiner, 3 May]

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Ireland to push graduates towards EU jobs to combat ‘demographic cliff’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Government is set to launch plans to increase the number of Irish people being hired into the European Unions institutions amid concerns of a waning Irish influence and presence in powerful roles. The Government has drawn up the strategy in response to what is described as an impending ‘huge demographic cliff’, with many senior Irish figures in EU institutions about to retire …” (more)

[Naomi O’Leary, Irish Times, 3 May]

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Academia remains an inaccessible career choice for many

Posted in Research on May 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“We are often told by those older and wiser than us that if we do what we love we will never work a day in our lives. While we may strive for a career that we will love, reality can be quite different to our ideals. This is particularly pertinent for those who wish to pursue a career in academia. Practical barriers, the persisting conditions, and academic bureaucracy means many are faced with insurmountable deterrents …” (more)

[Alison O’Brien, Trinity News, 3 May]

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Union urges Trinity against reopening of Book of Kells during exams

Posted in Governance and administration on May 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) is urging Trinity against reopening the Book of Kells next month as students sit exams. Under the government’s phased plan to lift Covid-19 restrictions, cultural attractions can reopen from May 10, which also marks the start of two weeks of assessments for students …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 30 April]

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