USI, IUA Express Disappointment With Budget 2022

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the Irish Universities Association (IUA) have expressed disappointment Budget 2022, arguing that more needs to be done for the third-level sector …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 12 October]

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UCD in search of Company to Deliver Sexual Misconduct Training

Posted in Teaching on October 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“UCD is in search of a company to deliver training on harassment, bullying and sexual misconduct, to be made available to all staff and students next year. The training will have an online format …” (more)

[Rosie Roberts Kuntz, College Tribune, 12 October]

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No apology from Owen Keegan over student accommodation gaffe

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City Council boss Owen Keegan has not apologised for remarks he made to a student union that sparked backlash from Ministers and the public …” (more)

[Dan Grennan, DublinLive, 12 October]

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Student grants will rise by flat rate €200 from next September

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Student grants will rise by a flat rate €200 from next September. The ‘across the board’ increase will benefit about 62,000 students who receive maintenance support to help with cost-of-living increases …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 12 October]

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Consent put in spotlight at Irish colleges

Posted in Teaching on October 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A new campaign surrounding consent is running across universities and colleges, now that students have returned. Dr Avril Hutch, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at UCC, and Professor Louise Crowley, School of Law, UCC, tell us more …” (more)

[EchoLive, 12 October]

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Provost Under Pressure to Resist Cuts to Student Numbers on Board

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Fears are mounting that student representation will be cut on Trinity’s top decision-making body, as College struggles with potential major changes to its governance structures, The University Times can reveal …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 12 October]

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PhD Students Should be Treated as Workers, Says New Dean of Research

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s new Dean of Research Wolfgang Schmitt has said that PhD students should be considered workers and receive the benefits to match, opening the door for a major rethink of how Trinity’s doctoral candidates fit into the research process …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 12 October]

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Harris slams ‘sarcastic’ comments from Dublin City Council CEO on why UCD Students’ Union hasn’t entered rental market

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Further Education Minister Simon Harris has criticised Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan for ‘sarcastic’ comments made in a letter to UCD Students’ Union (SU). Mr Keegan said he was surprised that UCD SU hasn’t entered the property market in order to provide lower-cost accommodation for its members if it believes excess profits are being made from student lets …” (more)

[Ciara O’Loughlin, Independent, 11 October]

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