Siblings claim they were discriminated against at NUIG

Posted in Legal issues on October 27th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Four siblings have begun a civil action against the National University of Ireland, Galway claiming they were discriminated against and victimised by college authorities because of their religious beliefs seven years ago …” (more)

[Cathy Halloran, RTÉ News, 27 October]

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More than 2,500 vaccines given to third level students as part of vaccination drive

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Some 2,544 vaccine doses were given to third level students during a national vaccination drive last week the Department of Further and Higher Education has today revealed. Of the vaccinations given out across the 12 institutions, almost 50% were first doses …” (more)

[Paul Hyland, Independent, 27 October]

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Students warned to be vigilant following reports of drink and injection spiking

Posted in Life on October 27th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin Students’ Union has warned students to be vigilant following growing reports of drink spiking and spiking via injection in bars and nightclubs across parts of Ireland and Britain. The union said it has heard reports from students about potential instances of spiking during the first semester …” (more)

[Maeve Lee, Irish Examiner, 27 October]

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The Book of Kells Exhibition Proposal is a Slap in the Face to Sport Clubs

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Provost Linda Doyle’s campaign for Trinity’s top job centred around the redistribution of power and giving everyone in the community a voice. Are Trinity’s sportspeople excluded from this community? If College goes ahead with building a temporary two-storey pavilion on College Park to house the Book of Kells exhibition, then sportspeople can take it as a clear message: Trinity cares about you until the Book of Kells gets in the way …” (more)

[University Times, 25 October]

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‘I’ll get to go out once I get the second dose’: Patients at UCD vaccine centre

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“It is quiet outside the UCD vaccination centre in Belfield, Dublin, on Tuesday afternoon, where appointment-only patients arrive every 10 or 15 minutes. It’s a vastly different scene compared to the queues of hundreds of people who lined up outside the walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centre at Croke Park in early August, many of whom waited for more than two hours for their first dose …” (more)

[Jade Wilson, 26 October]

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Time to de-gender Stem subject choices in Irish schools

Posted in Research on October 27th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The I Wish’s 2021 Survey of Female Students’ Attitudes to Stem found that 55% of girls interested in engineering did not have access to the subject and 77% are not confident in their ability to do Stem. The study concluded it is time to rethink how Stem subjects are presented in schools with over three-quarters (78%) of teenage girls saying lack of choices is a barrier to a career in Stem …” (more)

[Irish Times, 27 October]

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