Plans for Dun Laoghaire student accommodation meet with widespread opposition

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A proposed 276 unit student accommodation building in Dun Laoghaire has been opposed by locals, a nearby nursing home, An Taisce, and received criticism from IADTSU. The six-story building is intended as student accommodation for the Institute of Art, Design and Technology …” (more)

[Jamie McCarron, The College View, 18 November]

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Christmas jumpers outnumber face masks as hundreds of Cork students queue for pubs

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“It was Christmas jumpers that were the order of the day as opposed to face coverings as students gathered at pubs across Cork City today to mark an early start to the festive season. To the outside observer, the optics were not great …” (more)

[Steve Neville, Irish Examiner, 18 November]

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Minister Harris invites expressions of interest to fill Chairperson and Ordinary Members positions on the first Governing Body of the new Technological University for the West and Northwest

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, today (16 November 2021) invited expressions of interest from suitably-qualified and experienced candidates, for consideration for nomination as Chairperson and Ordinary Members of the first Governing Body of the new Technological University for the West and Northwest …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 16 November]

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Leaving Cert has ‘pernicious’ impact on learning, committee hears

Posted in Teaching on November 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Leaving Cert has a ‘pernicious’ impact on the kind of learning and lives we want for our young people, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Prof Anne Looney of Dublin City University (DCU) said that while most teachers use a variety of assessment approaches and group work, these ‘rich and rewarding’ practices get displaced by exam practice, marking schemes and sample answers the closer students get to the Leaving Cert …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 16 November]

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