Executive slammed over delays to Ulster University’s Magee campus

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2021 by steve

“The Executive Office has been heavily criticised for failing to expand Ulster University’s Magee campus. Derry City and Strabane District Council passed a motion calling on Stormont to form a north west focus group to deliver on commitments laid out in last year’s New Decade, New Approach deal for the expansion of Magee to 10,000 students …” (more)

[Garrett Hargan, Belfast Telegraph, 1 November]

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Where is the Response from Colleges to the HEA’s Discrimination Report?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities have all but ignored a recent report from the Higher Education Authority detailing the inequalities that exist between white Irish staff and staff from minority ethnic backgrounds. That non-white Irish university employees are paid less than their white Irish counterparts, and are less likely to be on permanent contracts is deeply worrying – but for those at a disadvantage, it’s not a surprise …” (more)

[University Times, 31 October]

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UCC student ‘begging’ others to be vigilant after being drug spiked via needle

Posted in Life on November 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A UCC student who was spiked with drugs via needle at the weekend is ‘begging’ others to be vigilant on nights out …” (more)

[Martha Brennan, EchoLive, 31 October]

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Closing the Science Gallery

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – It is with great sadness that I read Trinity College’s Science Gallery is to close in February 2022. Since opening in 2008 it has engaged the Irish public on scientific issues in sophisticated ways that involve the arts …” (more)

[Shane Bergin, Irish Times, 30 October]

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