UCC to host on-campus graduations next month for the class of 2020-21

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“All UCC graduates of the class of 2020-21 were virtually conferred between April 2020 – July 2021. That was of course because on-campus graduations could not occur due to restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown …” (more)

[James Clancy, CorkBeo, 25 September]

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Why universities have stopped building student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Two years ago Dublin City University announced it was about to build ‘affordable’ accommodation for 1,240 students at its Glasnevin campus. It had full planning permission and finance in place – all that remained was for the building to start. It never did …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 24 September]

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UCD Bus Route Most Complained about in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Bus routes serving UCD are some of the most complained about routes in Dublin, with the 41X route operating between University College Dublin and Swords recording the highest number of complaints from commuters in 2020 …” (more)

[Hugh Dooley, College Tribune, 24 September]

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Covid-19 Tests

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has engaged with universities and colleges on the use of Covid-19 antigen testing in third-level institutions; the plans that are in place for the roll-out of antigen testing on college campuses; the timeline for any such roll-out; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 September]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2021 by steve

IrelandGary Gannon (Dublin Central, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will report on the most recent meeting of the Working Group on Student Accommodation; the details of the immediate supports planned to tackle the student accommodation crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 September]

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