TU Dublin working to identify space for changing rooms on new campus after complaints from students

Posted in Governance and administration on November 11th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Technological University Dublin has said it is working to identify space on the new Grangegorman campus for additional changing facilities after complaints that students in some courses had to change in corridors and common areas …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 11 November]

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Chief scientific adviser to be reinstated as standalone role

Posted in Research on November 11th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Government is planning to strengthen the availability of scientific advice to inform decision-making across key areas ranging from climate change to cyber security …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien and Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 10 November]

Leaving cert results and ‘flattening the curve’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 11th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The Leaving Certificate is being examined by the Oireachtas Committee on Further and Higher Education who have called upon senior academic and management heads to present their views. In their response the Irish Universities Association claimed the 2021 results raised considerable alarm among them with calls to ‘flatten the curve’ …” (more)

[Evelyn Mahon, Irish Times, 11 November]

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‘Why is education so cheap?’: UCC president says honest conversation needed on third-level fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 11th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The presidents of Cork universities UCC and MTU have said third-level education has suffered from underinvestment in recent years and must be improved in order to generate significant returns for the Irish economy and wider society …” (more)

[Alan Healy, Irish Examiner, 10 November]

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Irish as Official Language

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 11th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps that are being taken to prepare the third level education system to meet the demands that will be placed on it by the enactment of the Official Language (Amendment) Bill 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 November]

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