Students have right to be educated at home, Supreme Court told

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on October 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Homeschooled students have a constitutional right to be educated at home without ‘unwarranted interference’ by the State and their exclusion from the Leaving Cert 2020 calculated grades scheme breached that right, the Supreme Court has been told. Paul O’Higgins SC, for two homeschooled students, was making submissions opposing an appeal by the Minster for Education …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, BreakingNews.ie, 13 October]

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Single portal for CAO and further education options to open from next month

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students will be able to choose between university and further education courses through a single CAO portal for the first time from next month. Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris said the new service will broaden the conversation around career and study options beyond our current ‘obsession’ with higher education and the points race …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 13 October]

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First female senior professor appointed at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has appointed Prof Caitriona Jackman to the role of senior professor – she is the first female senior professor in its 81-year history. Taking up the role at DIAS’s School of Cosmic Physics, Prof Jackman will lead a research group on planetary magnetospheres – the magnetic bubbles that surround magnetised planets …” (more)

[Kevin O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 13 October]

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Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for student accommodation remarks

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City Council Chief Executive Owen Keegan has apologised for saying students should provide their own accommodation – but said he would not be resigning. Earlier, a protest was held outside the council’s Civic Offices following remarks by Mr Keegan about student accommodation …” (more)

[John Kilraine, RTÉ News, 13 October]

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IUA Statement: Budget 2022 funding for higher education welcome but it’s not enough

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The investment in higher education and research announced in Budget 2022, while welcome, is not sufficient to address the core funding deficit in the sector. The provision of dedicated funding for extra places and for student supports is welcome. However …” (more)

[IUA, 12 October]

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Ministers Harris and Collins announce investment in higher education, student supports, apprenticeships and skills

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins, have today announced a series of measures as part of Budget 2022. The package includes …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 12 October]

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