Trinity Projected to Lose Nearly €12m Next Year

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity is forecasting a net deficit of €11.8 million in 2022, The University Times has learned, with College’s top decision makers being told that a return to a balanced budget this year would have compromised the quality and delivery of its strategic objectives …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 7 December]

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Fury over exclusion of students in private colleges from free antigen tests

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A row has erupted over the exclusion of students in private higher education colleges from the free antigen testing programme rolled out by Minister Simon Harris. The Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) say they, the students and their families were ‘appalled’ at the decision …” (more)

[Independent, 7 December]

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Leaving Cert exams to run ‘as normal’ in 2022

Posted in Teaching on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Leaving Cert is expected to run ‘as normal’ in 2022, with the Department of Education currently considering potentially running oral exams around the Easter break again this academic year …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 7 December]

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Students to Suffer From UCD’s Exam Cop-Out

Posted in Teaching on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“This editorial was written as 5,600 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ireland. The day before, for (approximately) the 625th day in a row our phones buzzed with the Irish Times notification of yet again another lump sum of positive cases being reported …” (more)

[College Tribune, 7 December]

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Trinity Will Open Tomorrow Unless Government Advises Otherwise

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity operations will resume as normal tomorrow, including scheduled exams, unless the government advises otherwise. Trinity is one of several college campuses around the country that have closed due to Storm Barra, which has resulted in an orange weather being put in place in much of the coastal parts of the country …” (more)

[Jody Druce and Emer Moreau, University Times, 7 December]

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Lecturer claims he failed to secure full-time post due to dyslexia

Posted in Legal issues on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A university lecturer has claimed before the High Court that he failed to secure a full-time post because the third-level institution where he works failed to consider his dyslexia …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain, Irish Times, 6 December]

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NUI Galway students express outrage over lack of social distancing in exam centres

Posted in Teaching on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) has been heavily criticised by students following the lack of health precautions implemented at the return of in-person exams which began today, December 6 …” (more)

[Grace Gageby, Trinity News, 6 December]

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New cross-border collaborations in third level being explored, say Harris

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Government is ‘determined to step up’ cross-border collaboration between third-level institutions with an exchange programme between colleges among the initiatives being considered, the Minister for Further and Higher Education has said …” (more)

[Freya McClements, Irish Times, 6 December]

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Keep in-person exams at third level

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Before decision makers in higher education institutions heed the calls from students’ unions to run exams online, they would do well to read Carl O’Brien’s report ‘Exam answers in 30 minutes’ (November 13th) on the extensive resources available online to help students to cheat …” (more)

[Shane O Rourke, Irish Times, 6 December]

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Schools and colleges close as Storm Barra poses ‘danger to life’

Posted in Life on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Schools and third-level institutions in many parts of the State will be closed on Tuesday because of Storm Barra, which Met Éireann has said could pose ‘a danger to life’ …” (more)

[Colm Keena and Aine Kenny, Irish Times, 7 December]

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