Offers and Points

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Yesterday the Central Admissions Office released the first round offers for entry to Irish Universities; today the details appeared in the Irish newspapers. I don’t usually buy a newspaper on a weekday but I couldn’t resist getting a copy of the Irish Times so I could pore over the information presented in the CAO supplement, of which the picture above shows only a part …” (more)

[In the Dark, 8 September]

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Irish academic Hugh Brady takes top role at Imperial College London

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2021 by steve

“Irish professor Hugh Brady has been appointed the next president of one of the world’s most prestigious universities. The 62-year-old Dubliner, a former president of UCD, will take up the role at Imperial College London next August, it has been announced …” (more)

[Brian Hutton, Irish Times, 8 September]

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Twenty-one awards have been conferred in the latest assessment round for Athena SWAN Ireland with one institutional Bronze renewal and the first ever Silver awarded to a department

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Twenty-one awards have been conferred in the latest assessment round for Athena SWAN Ireland with one institutional Bronze renewal and the first ever Silver awarded to a department. This takes the total number of Athena SWAN awards in Ireland to 87 (19 institutions, 68 departments) …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 8 September]

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Major vaccination drive for students announced

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2021 by steve

“A major drive to vaccinate students in Northern Ireland against Covid-19 has been announced. The ‘Jabbathon’ initiative will involve 60 walk-in clinics across some 30 campuses – offering first jabs to students in universities and further education colleges …” (more)

[Jonathan McCambridge, Belfast Telegraph, 8 September]

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University of Limerick continues to lead the way in gender equality in HEIs in Ireland with the first Irish Athena SWAN Silver Award

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s first ever Athena SWAN Silver award has been awarded to University of Limerick’s Department of Physics, it has been announced …” (more)

[Mark Reilly, Limerick Post, 8 September]

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Call to tackle ‘cruel’ grade inflation as college points hit new high

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“High levels of grade inflation in the Leaving Cert exams are ‘cruel’ and need to return to normal next year, according to universities. Pól Ó Dochartaigh, deputy president of NUI Galway and chairman of the CAO, said too many students on high points lost out on their chosen courses due to record high grades this year …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 September]

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