Pop-up vaccination centres to be established on college campuses across Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Pop-up vaccination centres are to be established on third level campuses across Cork next week. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris TD and Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD have today announced 11 pop up vaccination centres for colleges across the country …” (more)

[Maeve Lee, EchoLive, 22 September]

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Students Spurn Online Lectures at Dining Hall Protest

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on September 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students flooded Front Square this evening to protest the continuation of online teaching in College. Around 200 students gathered at the Dining Hall chanting ‘let us in’ and ‘face to face’ …” (more)

[Jody Druce and Emma Taggart, University Times, 22 September]

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The Autumnal Equinox 2021

Posted in Teaching on September 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“… Anyway, this is Welcome Week in Maynooth and, barring any sudden changes of plan, we’re due to start teaching first year students on Monday 7th September. Returning students commenced on Monday 20th. I gave my first lecture on Vector Calculus yesterday. That was the first in-person lecture I’ve done for over a year …” (more)

[In the Dark, 22 September]

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Colleges using public funds to ‘silence’ sexual harassment victims, Seanad told

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Irish third-level institutions are using public money in non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) ‘to silence victims of discrimination and sexual harassment’, the Seanad has been told. Independent Senator Lynn Ruane, who in June introduced legislation to ban the use of such confidentiality agreements, has conducted research including a survey which, she said, confirmed the use of NDAs in third-level institutions …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 22 September]

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USI to Stage Sleepout at Dáil Over Student Accommodation Crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will stage a sleepout protest in front of the Dáil on Thursday, calling for government action on the student accommodation crisis. The union is calling for additional funding and planning for purpose-built student accommodation, no new course places to be given without living spaces provided, legislation to retain student accommodation beds and as the introduction of rent controls …” (more)

[Jody Druce, University Times, 21 September]

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Research Funding

Posted in Research on September 22nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of direct Government and indirect Government research capital funding received by each higher education institution since 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 16 September]

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