Universities’ Autonomy Must be Protected Under Governance Bill, Says IUA

Posted in Governance and administration on July 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The autonomy and agility of third-level institutions should not be compromised by any changes to how the institutions are run, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Further and Higher Education has heard …” (more)

[Emer Moreau and Mairead Maguire, University Times, 6 July]

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UU students will move to new campus in September

Posted in Governance and administration on July 6th, 2021 by steve

“Ulster University has said post-graduates will be arriving at its new campus in Belfast city centre from September, with undergrads to follow in January. It gave more detail today on the timing of the move into the campus at York Street, which cost nearly £400m and is one of the biggest university capital investments across the UK and Europe …” (more)

[Margaret Canning, Belfast Telegraph, 6 July]


‘I Signed Up to Write College Essays for Rich Kids. I Found Cheating Is More Complicated Than I Thought.’

Posted in Teaching on July 6th, 2021 by steve

“Like many English majors before me, I found myself walking across the graduation stage in 2019 knowing my college days were behind me – and that I’d soon be unemployed. Despite giving it my all and winding up with a near-perfect GPA, my only immediate options were continuing my part-time bartending job or going to grad school. Since I had already amassed nearly $70,000 in student loans, I chose the former …” (more)

[Slate, 6 July]


Apply to be Technological University Shannon: Midlands Midwest chairperson or ordinary member (ministerial representative) on governing body

Posted in Governance and administration on July 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, today (Monday, 5 July 2021) invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for consideration for nomination as chairperson or ordinary members of the first governing body of Technological University Shannon:Midlands Midwest (TUS:Midlands Midwest) …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 5 July]

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Third of student teachers have financial difficulties

Posted in Life on July 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“More than a third of student teachers have experienced ‘serious’ or ‘very serious’ financial difficulties, to the extent where some have considered dropping out of the training process. The findings are based on the experiences of 391 second-level student teachers enrolled in the Professional Master of Education (PME) programme, with many having to resort to family and friends to help them out financially …” (more)

[Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 5 July]