Trinity Reports Deficit of €25.6m in the 2019/20 Financial Year

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

Ireland“Trinity has reported a €25.6 million deficit for the 2019/20 financial year, after running surpluses for the previous two years. In its annual financial statement, College largely attributed the losses to the coronavirus pandemic, which it said has ‘had a significant impact on the University’s non-exchequer revenue streams during the year, particularly in relation to commercial income’ …” (more)

[Jody Druce, University Times, 14 May]

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Former professor ‘disagrees’ with Maynooth president at Labour Court hearing

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

Ireland“A former professor at Maynooth University said he ‘strongly disagreed’ with the conclusion of the college’s president, Prof Philip Nolan, that the professional relationship between two senior academics had broken down and one of the parties needed to be moved to a different role where they had no teaching or research work …” (more)

[Seán McCárthaigh, Irish Times, 14 May]

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Third Level Admissions – Leaving Cert November 2020

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider the plight of students who sat exams in November 2020 by accommodating these students’ course preferences ahead of the class of 2021 given the difficulties they faced, especially with some having had their calculated grades reduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 May]

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Student Accommodation

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

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of progress towards the objectives of the student accommodation strategy in view of the disruption to the construction sector over 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 May]

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