Ministers attend Topping Out Ceremony at Grangegorman Central Quad for TU Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe today attended a topping out ceremony at the Grangegorman Central Quad to mark a significant milestone in the project at the site for Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 4 September]

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HEA Consultation Paper: Towards the development of a new National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 17th, 2014 by steve

“The Department are working with the HEA in the development of a new National Access Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education for 2014-2017. The HEA is co-ordinating work on the development of the plan and now seeks submissions from all interested parties in framing the strategies, actions and targets for the next National Access Plan. The consultation process is open and submissions are requested by 30th September …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 17 September]

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Funding Our Future: The National Preferendum

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 2nd, 2012 by steve

“This year, the issue of funding for third level education has once again been at the forefront of student issues. UCCSU’s current position is that the third level sector should be fully funded by the state via taxation …” (more)

[Eoghan Healy, CollegeRoad.ie, 1 May]

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Can Targeted, Non-Cognitive Skills Programs Improve Achievement?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 3rd, 2011 by steve

“This is the title of a new research paper by Pedro Martins from the University of London. Martins’ findings show that a targeted program related to non-cognitive ability – in this case study skills, motivation, and self-esteem – can improve student achievement at state schools in Portugal …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 3 January]

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Taking a leaf out of Texas book for university entry

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 19th, 2010 by steve

“Despite access programmes introduced by some third-level institutions, in Ireland the key factor excluding potential students is social class …” (more)

[Ross Higgins, Irish Times, 19 August]

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University and SES

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 4th, 2010 by steve

“This is an interesting take on the role University can play in encouraging lower SES participation by the VC (President) of one of the Melbourne based unis …” (link)

[Colm Harmon, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 4 June]

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