Calls for UL to intervene after 2,000 students party in estate

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Green Party councillor Sean Hartigan wants the University of Limerick to introduce an off campus code of conduct after hundreds of students caused havoc in nearby estates this week. The call came as the college year commenced and estates surrounding the UL campus witnessed a trail of destruction after student parties on Monday night …” (more)

[Alan Jacques, Limerick Post, 10 September]

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TCDSU ‘Shocked’ at IUA’s Stance on Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has said that the government’s approach to college fees is not working, criticising the Irish University Association’s (IUA) opposition to fee abolition. In an interview with The University Times, IUA Director General Jim Miley said that ‘we have to recognise that there are individuals and families in the country who can afford to make the student contribution’ …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 10 September]

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Two teens arrested as ‘student parties’ lead to ‘destruction’ at college accommodation in Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Gardai are planning to continue conducting ‘high visibility patrols’ near the University of Limerick following large student gatherings since colleges returned. They received reports on Monday and Tuesday night of gatherings in College Court, an estate that plays host to hundreds of students throughout the college term …” (more)

[Marita Moloney, Irish Mirror, 9 September]

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The Government Isn’t Taking the Spiralling Cost of College Seriously

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Beginning college is a special and exciting time. It means developing new friendships, embarking on new experiences and getting to grips with a subject you love. However, for too many students, it’s also a time of stress and pressure as they struggle to meet the costs of college …” (more)

[Mary Lou McDonald, University Times, 9 September]

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Unvaccinated Students from Red List States Must Pay for Hotel Quarantine

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Unvaccinated Trinity students arriving from any of the seven countries on Ireland’s list of designated states must pay their own hotel quarantine fees, College has confirmed. Currently, these countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, with students from Ecuador required to enter hotel quarantine as of 4am today …” (more)

[Jody Druce, University Times, 9 September]

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College Rugby and Concussions: A Ticking Time Bomb

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“I talked to the doctors, and they didn’t tell me what to do. They just explained to me what studies have gone on, like in the NFL, and then just the amount of times that he said depression, suicide, you know, words like that. I decided, ‘there’s no way I can keep playing’ …” (more)

[Charlie Moody-Stuart, University Times, 8 September]

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