New LIT name reflects its geographical spread

Posted in Governance and administration on June 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Ennis is to become home to the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest it has been confirmed, with the name of the country’s newest TU unveiled this week. This comes following the announcement last month that Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology Ireland had been designated as a TU, with LIT’s Ennis campus on Bindon Street falling under the remit of the new institution …” (more)

[Clare Champion, 1 June]

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What will college life be like in the new academic year?

Posted in Life, Teaching on June 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The coming academic year will be like no other in the history of further and higher education, both within Ireland and internationally. Third-year undergraduate students will be returning to colleges they last attended in person in March 2020 during the early weeks of semester two in their fresher year …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 1 June]

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Irish third level sector needs ‘significant funding’ to capitalise on Brexit

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Third level institutions will find it difficult to cater to the demand from Erasmus students who are opting to study in Ireland instead of the UK due to Brexit, the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU has heard …” (more)

[Aine Kenny, Irish Times, 31 May]

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Derry university a last unrealised demand from civil rights, declares SDLP MLA Sinéad McLaughlin

Posted in Governance and administration on June 1st, 2021 by steve

“Sinéad McLaughlin says the delivery of a university for Derry is the only demand of the civil rights campaign yet to be realised. The SDLP MLA made the remark during a debate on Budget 2021/22 in the Assembly on Tuesday …” (more)

[Kevin Mullan, Derry Journal, 31 May]

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Third-level plans for return to teaching

Posted in Teaching on June 1st, 2021 by steve

IrelandDublin City University: What they use: A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching, Mahara for eportfolios and Unicam to support video and rich media learning …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 1 June]

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‘Lion’s Share’ of Additional College Applicants Coming from the EU, Says CAO Chair

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The ‘lion’s share’ of this year’s 7,000 additional CAO applicants are coming from the EU, according to Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh, the chair of the CAO. Approximately 5,000 of the additional applications have come from the EU. The increases may be related to Brexit, as the UK, in comparison, has seen a major drop in EU applicants …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 31 May]

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