Third-level students express mixed views on return to campus learning

Posted in Teaching on August 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“As third-level colleges plan for a blend of in-person and remote teaching from September, students across the country have expressed mixed views on the return to on-campus learning, with some calling for initiatives such as recorded lecturers to be retained …” (more)

[Jill Cushen, Irish Times, 29 August]

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DCU announce reopening plans as college presidents urge students to get vaccinated

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on August 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“This week Dublin City University announced their reopening plans to incoming and continuing undergraduate and master students. Continuing undergraduate students and master programmes will begin on the 20th of September, while incoming first year undergraduates will begin on the 27th of September. All students are expected to complete semester one on the 18th of December …” (more)

[Muiris O’Cearbhaill, The College View, 29 August]

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Mask wearing to be mandatory for large college lectures

Posted in Teaching on August 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students attending large-scale lectures on their return to college next month will have to wear face masks. With about 500,000 students and staff set to return to campus after 18 months, detailed plans as to how to minimise the spread of Covid-19 have been developed and each college will determine how many will attend large lectures …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner, 29 August]

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Continuation and expansion of Student Support Scheme for asylum seekers in the international protection system announced by Minister Harris

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, today (Friday, 27 August 2021) announced further improvements to the Student Support Scheme for eligible students in the international protection system to access third-level education for 2021/2022 …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 27 August]

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