Residents take legal challenge over 698-bed student accommodation near UCD

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A High Court judge has granted leave for a challenge aimed at overturning permission for a 698-bed student accommodation development in Goatstown, south Dublin. Two local residents have brought the judicial review case over An Bord Pleanála’s expedited permission in June for the eight-block development on the former site of Our Lady’s Grove school, some 850m from University College Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Times, 19 October]

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Universities call for Leaving Cert results to be given in June

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Universities say timelines for the release of Leaving Cert results are ‘no longer fit for purpose’ and want students to be issued their grades at the end of June, followed by college offers in July …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 18 October]

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UCDSU take on DCC CEO in Student Housing Row

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“UCDSU have called on Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan to resign, following ‘sarcastic’ remarks in relation to the conversion of student accommodation into tourist accommodation, as well as what UCDSU President Ruairí Power describes as an ‘underlying attitude that he’s not concerned with the level of interference from the private market and artificially inflating rents in the city’ …” (more)

[Simon Dobey and Nathan Young, University Observer, 19 October]

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Student Housing Problems – NI

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Gerry Carroll (People Before Profit Alliance): Shortly, representatives from the National Union of Students – Union of Students in Ireland (NUS-USI) will gather outside this Building to express their concern about how students have been once again sidelined and left behind during the pandemic. I salute them on their No Keys, No Degrees campaign and will briefly mention some of the issues they are highlighting …” (more)

[Northern Ireland Assembly, 18 October]

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Minister Harris welcomes appointment of Prof Philip Nolan as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today (Tuesday) welcomed the appointment of Professor Philip Nolan as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland. Professor Nolan will assume his position in January …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 19 October]

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NUI Galway Cyber-Attack: Next step of recovery complete

Posted in Life on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway have completed the first step of their recovery plan after a recent cyber-attack locked students and staff out of university systems. Wi-Fi access via Eduroam has been reinstated for people on campus, but it is only available for university teaching platforms, such as Blackboard, MS Teams and university emails …” (more)

[Valerie McHugh, SIN, 19 October]

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Universities call for Leaving Cert results to be given in June

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Universities say timelines for the release of Leaving Cert results are ‘no longer fit for purpose’ and want students to be issued their grades at the end of June, followed by college offers in July. The Irish Universities Association – which represents eight of the largest universities – is also calling for an immediate end to ‘distorting’ grade inflation and a return to normal grade patterns …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 18 October]

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Minister Harris launches ‘Speak Out’ – an online and anonymous tool for students and staff to report violence and sexual harassment

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, has today launched ‘Speak Out – the Anonymous Violence and Harassment Reporting Tool’ for higher education institutions …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 18 October]

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