Higher Education to ‘Anchor’ Economy Under National Development Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The government has committed to bolstering the role of higher and further education as ‘anchors for enterprise and regional growth’ as part of the National Development Plan, which was launched today …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 4 October]

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Higher Education Authority welcomes the publication of the National Development Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The investment of nearly €2.9 billion in further and higher education infrastructure, research and innovation over the next five years will produce graduates with the skills demanded by our modern economy, according to the CEO of the Higher Education Authority Dr Alan Wall …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 4 October]

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Poor Planning by the management of the University of Limerick is responsible for the student rent crisis and commuter woes – This is the belief of the Residents living near UL

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“”Residents living near the University of Limerick read the recent RTE News Report of commuter woes for students and the reasons for this with disbelief. Residents’ believe it is the years’ of poor planning by University Management that has led to many issues …” (more)

[Aoife O’Reilly, Limerick Post, 4 October]

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Maynooth University’s first female president: ‘I have a daughter. I have a life. It is possible’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Until just over a year ago there had been no female university president in 428 years of higher education in Ireland. Today there are four; Prof Eeva Leinonen is the latest woman to take that step after taking over as president of Maynooth University last Friday …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 4 October]

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A Question of Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Two weeks into the Autumn Semester, we’ve now had a week of teaching first-year students and two-weeks for all other years. I won’t say there have been no challenges but I think it has gone as well as can be expected …” (more)

[In the Dark, 3 October]

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Points race and second-level education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – Much of the discussion around the Leaving Certificate results revolve around teacher assessment, the need for terminal State examinations, grade inflation and increases in CAO points. What is largely ignored is the influence of the points system on post-primary education …” (more)

[Dermot Quish, Irish Times, 4 October]

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