Simon Harris rules out fees rise as part of third-level funding reform package

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Further and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has ruled out a rise in the €3,000 student charge as part of the upcoming third-level funding reform package. Mr Harris has already dismissed the idea of loans as a way of raising the charge by deferring the financial pain through a ‘study-now, pay later’ approach …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 14 October]

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Horizon Funding and Gender Equality Plans

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Higher education institutions applying for Horizon Funding will be required to have Gender Equality Plans in place for proposals with deadlines in 2022 onwards. All organisations applying for Horizon Europe funding must submit a self-declaration at the proposal stage, through a specific questionnaire confirming they have a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) in place …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 14 October]

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Pay rises for public servants ‘will cost €600m’, report says

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Pay increases for public servants will cost around €600 million next year, according to a Government document. A Budget 2022 expenditure report details the financial impact of the public service pay agreement, ‘Building Momentum’ …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 14 October]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address student poverty particularly poverty arising from extortionate costs of accommodation and the burden of fees; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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Horizon Europe – Northern Ireland

Posted in Research on October 14th, 2021 by steve

IrelandNeale Richmond (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken to ensure that Northern Ireland is involved in the Horizon Europe research programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

IrelandCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way the University of Limerick campus will expand in future years into County Clare …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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Student Accommodation – TU Shannon

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

IrelandMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the efforts he is making to provide dedicated student accommodation in the recently established university towns of Clonmel and Thurles, County Tipperary …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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Online learning

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason that many third-level students remain studying predominantly online; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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