NUIG Student Union slams university for ‘playing Russian roulette with the health of students’

Posted in Teaching on November 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has been strongly criticised by its Student Union for the decision to continue in-person examinations this year, despite rising Covid cases. Other institutions around the country such as University College Cork are providing options for students to take exams from home, but NUIG has shared no such plans …” (more)

[Hugh Carr, Joe.ie, 25 November]

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Technological Universities – Borrowing

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a borrowing framework for the technological universities; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 November]

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Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2021 by steve

IrelandPeter Fitzpatrick (Louth, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the suggestion that Dundalk Institute of Technology can achieve university designation as a standalone institute outside the framework of the Technological Universities Act 2018 given that the institute is not partnered with another institute of technology or technological university; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 November]

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Anti-racism rally to be held in DCU after complaints over lecturer’s comments

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students at Dublin City University (DCU) are organising a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally at the university tomorrow (November 26), after public complaints made about statements made by a member of staff. The statements included criticism of the BLM movement …” (more)

[Jack Kennedy, Trinity News, 25 November]

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Intensification of Cork’s purpose-built student accommodation gathers pace near UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been granted for a further tall, c €30million+, 243-bed student accommodation complex at Cork city’s Victoria Cross, on a former garage site which has been sold for €4.1 million. It features several blocks, including one of ten storeys, facing UCC’s own ongoing Crow’s Nest 255-bed facility …” (more)

[Tommy Barker, Irish Examiner, 24 November]

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WIT Exams On Campus Despite Rise In Covid Cases

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Despite Waterford Institute of Technology’s main campus being located in Waterford City South, which at one point recently had the highest incidence of Covid-19 anywhere in Ireland, the Institute is ploughing ahead with plans to hold end of semester exams on campus …” (more)

[Claire Quinn and Darren Skelton, Waterford News and Star, 24 November]

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Galway TD urges NUIG to follow lead of other institutes in adopting policy for online exams

Posted in Teaching on November 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A Galway West TD has called on NUIG to follow the lead of other universities in moving student exams online, as infection levels rise. Sinn Féin TD for Galway West Mairéad Farrell argues that with rising Covid cases and changing public health guidelines, NUIG should move to allow for students to sit their exams online instead of in-person …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 24 November]

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