Staff and students in four universities urged to volunteer for antigen testing project

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Staff and students in four Irish universities are being urged to volunteer for a pilot antigen testing project that aims to help allow the safe return of college students to campuses. Higher Education Minister Simon Harris is today urging staff and students in NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and University College Cork to take part in the 16-week pilot scheme …” (more)

[Ciara O’Loughlin, Independent, 12 July]

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University of Limerick begins work on new city centre campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Works have started on the new University of Limerick campus in the city centre. UL President, Professor Kerstin Mey, has announced that works began this morning at the former Dunnes Store building at Sarsfield Street …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 12 July]

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Colleges Must Permanently Integrate Online Learning into College Life

Posted in Teaching on July 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Online learning has been widely unpopular among students. However, for many, online learning has been a – long overdue – blessing. Not all students can work off the same timetable – because they have a job, because they have a disability or they have a family to look after. Therefore the news this week that at-risk students returning to in-person classes in September would still have access to online learning should be welcomed …” (more)

[University Times, 11 July]

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Bullying in Educational Institutions

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which his Department continues to monitor incidents of professional bullying throughout the higher education system; the extent to which action has been taken or is proposed to deal with such issues in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 July]

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Wexford – Campus acquisition

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2021 by steve

IrelandVerona Murphy (Wexford, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made on the acquisition of a site for the Wexford campus of the Technological University of South East Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 July]

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Fourth-level Graduates

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the expected number of fourth-level graduates in both technical and academic sectors in the future in terms of the demand and the ability to meet that demand; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 July]

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