Trinity names artists to create first sculptures of women for the Old Library

Posted in Governance and administration on July 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has awarded commissions to four artists to create four new sculpture bust portraits representing women scholars for display in the Long Room of the Old Library. The sculptures will represent the scientist Rosalind Franklin, the folklorist, dramatist and theatre-founder Augusta Gregory, the mathematician Ada Lovelace and the pioneering women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft …” (more)

[Trinity College, 14 July]

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Report on European Commission’s Findings on Cassells Expected in Autumn

Posted in Governance and administration on July 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said that he expects to publish a report on the European Commission’s analysis on the Cassells report this autumn. The report, which sets out three options for the future funding of Ireland’s higher education sector, was sent to the European Commission in January 2019, when the government applied for economic advice on the report …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 13 July]

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CAO course choices: Health sees largest cohort of first-choice applicants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Figures released by the Central Applications office (CAO) that reflect applicants’ final course choices as of 1st July indicate an increase in applications from 77,813 in 2020 to 84,526 (up 8.6%) this year. Forty-two thousand applicants amended their course application preferences during May and June …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 13 July]

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All over higher education, mothers are exhausted

Posted in Life, Research on July 14th, 2021 by steve

“When the first England lockdown was announced in March 2020 we shared a sense of outright panic with many of our colleagues who are parents. But we are lucky to be part of Durham University’s Mothers and Mothers-to-be Support Network (MAMS), which was established in 2013-14 with the aim to support and advocate for mums who work at the university …” (more)

[Nicole Westmarland, Wonkhe, 14 July]

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Rose Conway-Walsh TD welcomes breakthrough on PUP exclusion from SUSI calculation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“After months of fighting for the exclusion of PUP payments in assessment for SUSI, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Rose Conway-Walsh TD, has received assurance that no students will be denied or pushed out of SUSI for accepting the PUP. The Minister has confirmed on the floor of the Dáil that all students have the right to reapply based on the 2021 year and have PUP earned by a student excluded from the calculation. Teachta Conway-Walsh said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 13 July]

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