Crippling accommodation costs pricing students out of Third-Level Education – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education Rose Conway-Walsh TD has accused the government of failing third-level students struggling to find accommodation due to the housing crisis. She has called on the government to act urgently and end this cycle, which unfairly and increasingly excludes students from families on low incomes. Speaking today, Teachta Conway-Walsh said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 18 August]

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NI universities urge students to get vaccinated before return to campus

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on August 18th, 2021 by steve

“Queen’s University, Ulster University and the National Union of Students have all stepped up to encourage students to get vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of a full return to studies in September …” (more)

[Mark Bain, Belfast Telegraph, 18 August]

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Warrant issued for the arrest of UCD professor Dolores Cahill

Posted in Legal issues on August 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A bench warrant has been issued in London for the arrest of UCD professor Dolores Cahill, who has failed to turn up to a number of hearings. The prominent Covid sceptic and anti-vaccination campaigner is facing charges arising out of an allegedly illegal rally in Trafalgar Square in September last year …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 18 August]

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College costs jump to €14,000 for students living away from home

Posted in Life on August 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The cost of college will jump to up to €14,000 this year for students living away from home. After a year of studying from home, which kept a lid on outgoings, the return to campus next month will punch a hole in family finances. High rents and rising food prices are key contributors to the projected hike in living costs …” (more)

[Independent, 18 August]

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Online learning is not the enemy

Posted in Teaching on August 18th, 2021 by steve

“Claire Taylor and Stefanie Hartley argue that it’s not online learning that is the enemy, but a narrow view of learner diversity and learning needs. There continues to be disquiet expressed in the press over just what the student experience will look and feel like as we head into a new academic year …” (more)

[Wonkhe, 18 August]

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