Graduates lack ‘basic skills’ such as writing without spelling or grammatical errors

Posted in Teaching on November 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Many graduate recruits are failing to accomplish ‘simple tasks’ such as writing cogently on a business topic that is free of spelling or grammatical errors, an employers’ group has warned …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 30 November]

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Time for Queen’s to enable a fuller journey for its dedicated Irish speaking students …

Posted in Teaching on November 30th, 2021 by steve

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine literally means we live in each other’s shadow. In our shared Gaelic psyche this is how it is meant to be – offering each other fellowship, shelter and protection. We must ensure though that enough light is allowed through for the other to thrive for ar scáth a chéile, in each other’s shadow, to make sense …” (more)

[Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Slugger O’Toole, 30 November]

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Students say ‘F*ck the Fees’ in new Cost of College Campaign

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The third of three regional student protests campaigning against the cost of higher education took place last Wednesday in Galway. The Cost of College campaign, directed by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), aims to lobby the government for change in the cost of college fees for students in Ireland …” (more)

[Valerie McHugh, SIN, 30 November]

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Research-intensive universities have a gender problem

Posted in Governance and administration on November 30th, 2021 by steve

International“Female enrolment in higher education globally has grown tremendously in recent decades. However, the latest gender analysis by U-Multirank confirms that more work still needs to be done to close the gender gap in academic careers …” (more)

[Gero Federkeil, University World News, 27 November]

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