Siblings lose civil action in NUI Galway discrimination claim

Posted in Legal issues on November 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Four Mayo siblings have lost a legal action they took against the National University of Ireland, Galway, claiming they were victims of discrimination, because of their religious beliefs …” (more)

[Pat McGrath, RTÉ News, 22 November]

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Students to stage three-day protest in fight against fees

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students are gearing up to take their frustration with college fees, the housing crisis, and the cost of higher education to the streets. Today marks the start of three days of regional student protests organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and to take place in Cork, Galway, and Dublin …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 22 November]

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NUI Galway may rebrand amid confusion over its title

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“It was formerly known as Queen’s College Galway and University College Galway. Now, NUI Galway looks set to change its name once again. College authorities are considering rebranding to ‘University of Galway’ in a bid to strengthen its identity and emphasise its status as a university to an international audience …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 22 November]

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Hackers ‘extremely likely’ to attack as NUI Galway goes back online

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The head of tech security at NUI Galway has said it is ‘extremely likely’ the university will be targeted by hackers again when it begins to open up its IT systems to the internet over the coming days …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 22 November]

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Irish educational reform

Posted in Teaching on November 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – My experience has demonstrated three major shortcomings in our education system: learning by rote, learning to write waffle, trying to teach sciences ‘out of the book’ …” (more)

[Tim Gallwey, Irish Times, 22 November]

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Lecturers respond to criticism over ‘re-using lecture content’ from last year

Posted in Teaching on November 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity lecturers have pushed back against criticism for ‘re-using’ last year’s lecture recordings. At the beginning of term, the University Times (UT) reported: ‘lecturers from at least five schools are re-using lecture videos recorded last year for classes this term’ …” (more)

[Sarah Emerson, Trinity News, 21 November]

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Exam Period to Involve Online and In-Person Sittings

Posted in Teaching on November 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity has said that the upcoming assessment period will involve a mix of in-person and online exams. College is working on contingency plans for students who have to self isolate when they are due to sit an exam in person, but for now, no major changes to assessment timetables are planned as public health advice for universities is ‘unlikely to change’…” (more)

[David O’Connell, University Times, 19 November]

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