Erasmus – Northern Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if students from universities in Northern Ireland were able to register for Erasmus for the winter semester of the 2021-2022 academic year; if they will be able to register in the summer semester; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 November]

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Teaching Methods of TUs Score Higher than Universities in Student Survey

Posted in Teaching on November 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“According to a survey published by the Higher Education Authority, technological universities scored higher than universities in a range of areas from more effective teaching practises, more supportive environments and higher-quality interactions …” (more)

[Conor Paterson, College Tribune, 19 November]

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Reforming the Leaving Certificate

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on November 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Once again we appear to be going through the annual hand wringing exercise about the Leaving Cert (Letters, November 17th). This time however it may be preferable to consider the lessons of the pandemic, and avoid a clamour for solutions that increase rather than decrease the level of unfairness we subject second-level students to …” (more)

[Albert Winston, Irish Times, 19 November]

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