USI Calls on Colleges to Host In-Person Graduations

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has written an open letter to higher-education institutions asking for the return of in-person graduation ceremonies. The ‘Give Us Our Grad’ campaign will see students’ unions across Ireland write to the heads of their institutions to allow graduands to mark the milestone on campus …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 19 August]

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John Hume Memorial University talks urged

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has backed a call from a Fine Gael TD for the establishment of a cross-border university named after Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume in the north-west. Cork North Central Deputy Colm Burke said the idea for a north-south university, which was a largely ignored part of the Government’s proposals on the legacy of the Troubles in July, should be given serious consideration by the Republic …” (more)

[Mark Bain, Belfast Telegraph, 19 August]

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Covid-19: Ulster University asks students about vaccine status

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2021 by steve

“Ulster University (UU) is asking all of its students and staff whether or not they have received a Covid-19 vaccine. The university is also asking them if they have not been vaccinated to outline the reasons why …” (more)

[Robbie Meredith, BBC News, 19 August]

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Athlone IT welcomes an academic return to on campus learning in September

Posted in Teaching on August 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Athlone Institute of Technology has unveiled plans for in-person teaching and learning on campus to resume in the new academic year. Students in second, third and fourth year will return to their studies on campus on Monday, September 6, while incoming first-year students will begin on Monday, September 27 …” (more)

[Athlone Advertiser, 19 August]

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Most restrictions to stay until end of September as schools and colleges return

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on August 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“There will be no major easing of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions until the end of September, to allow students in schools and colleges to return to classrooms. The Government is drafting a new plan for fully reopening the country, which will be published at the end of the month …” (more)

[Philip Ryan and Gabija Gataveckaite, Independent, 19 August]