Student nurses protest poor pay and placement conditions

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Student nurses were being left ‘sleep deprived’ from having to work part-time jobs alongside their placements in hospitals, in order to afford accommodation and the cost of college …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 2 November]

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NUI Galway tackles food poverty head on with food bank

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“An increasing demand for food and hygiene products for students has come to the fore at NUI Galway following national attention gathered from a food bank set up by University College Cork (UCC) …” (more)

[Caoimhe Killeen, SIN, 2 November]

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New technological university to be established next year in south east

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The country’s newest technological university is on course to be established next year with the merger of IT Carlow and Waterford IT. Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris announced on Tuesday that an application to establish a technological university for the south-east has been assessed and will be established in 2022 …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 2 November]

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Property partnership wants DCU to return €3.7m deposit over failed land deal

Posted in Legal issues on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A partnership is seeking a High Court order directing the return of a €3.7 million deposit it paid as part of a failed deal to buy a 9.6-acre development site from Dublin City University (DCU). The Atlas Limited Partnership agreed to buy the land at Hampstead, Glasnevin, in December 2019 for €37.6 million …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 2 November]

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Establishment of Technological University of the South East confirmed for May 2022

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The long mooted Technological University of the South East (TUSE) took a significant step closer to becoming a reality today (Tuesday) as Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris officially announced its establishment …” (more)

[Padraig Byrne, Wexford People, 2 November]

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Student Nurses, Midwives Protest at Dáil Over Unpaid Placements

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Around 100 people assembled at the Dáil this afternoon to protest the decision to scrap the pandemic placement grant for student nurses and midwives. Attendees held signs saying ‘why are nurses priceless but penniless?’ and ‘education not exploitation’…” more)

[Mairead Maguire and Emer Moreau, University Times, 2 November]

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New Technological University set to transform locality

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The news that GMIT, LYIT and IT Sligo have together been approved for designation as a Technological University as announced by Education Minister Simon Harris TD on Thursday has been widely welcomed. This is an historic day for the three institutes as the eight campuses of the CUA collectively take a step closer to becoming a TU …” (more)

[Sligo Champion, 2 November]

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Leaving Cert system ‘does not prepare student for life beyond education’ – Harris

Posted in Teaching on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The current Leaving Certificate system ‘does not prepare a student for life beyond education’, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris will tell an Oireachtas committee on Tuesday …” (more)

[Jade Wilson, Irish Times, 2 November]

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UCD Sports Clubs Required to Implement Vaccination Certs

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sports clubs in UCD are now required to check the vaccination certs of all those in attendance for all indoor sporting activities and outdoor activities which require the use of dressing rooms. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in suspension of ongoing events and ‘disciplinary action’ …” (more)

[Conor Paterson, College Tribune, 1 November]

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