TUSE – Tom Boland

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBrian Stanley (Laois-Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the role his Department played in the appointment of a person (details supplied) to a position …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 July]

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TUSE – Application

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the application for a technological university for the south-east; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 July]

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Persons with Disabilities

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandPauline Tully (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the actions he has taken to ensure that the voice of persons with disabilities are heard in further and higher educational institutions by ensuring representation on university and college boards of management; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 July]

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IUA: Vulnerable Students Will Still Have Access to Online Lectures

Posted in Teaching on July 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Vulnerable students will be able to access online lectures even if students return to in-person teaching in September, the Oireachtas education committee has heard. Addressing the committee, Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, the chair of the Irish Universities Association (IUA) told the committee that ‘we will be using what was learned this year in order to support vulnerable students and students who may not be able to access campus’ …” (more)

[Emma Taggart and Emer Moreau, University Times, 8 July]

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Extra medicine and pharmacy college places confirmed by department

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Extra places in universities for medicine and pharmacy students will be included in a plan by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris to create 4,500 extra third-level places. The news comes after it emerged that the points needed for some high-demand courses will rise as students who sat the written Leaving Cert last November take up places now offered to them …” (more)

[Brian Mooney and Cormac McQuinn, Irish Times, 9 July]

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Decision due soon on large lectures at third-level in September

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on July 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Government is likely to decide within the next two weeks whether third-level students will be able to attend larger-scale lectures when they return to college in September. The Cabinet is expected to meet on July 19th when a decision is due to be made about large-scale lectures which in some universities can include up to 500 students …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 8 July]

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Framework for Consent in Higher Education Institutions

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress regarding implementation of the Framework for Consent in Higher Education Institutions: Safe, Respectful, Supportive and Positive – Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 8 July]

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Increase of Precarious Work

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has engaged with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the employment control framework and the increase of precarious work in higher education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 8 July]

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Return to Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of time students can expect to have on campus when they return in September 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 8 July]

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Third Level Education Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the independent economic report on the Cassells report will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 8 July]

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Wexford

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandVerona Murphy (Wexford, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the level of funding his Department has secured to support the establishment of a County Wexford campus for the technological university of south east Ireland, TUSEI; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 8 July]

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Third Level Fees

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandVerona Murphy (Wexford, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the proactive steps his Department is taking to address university fees, which are the highest in the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 8 July]

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