Mc Guiness at reception to honour umbrella body for student unions

Posted in Governance and administration on May 31st, 2012 by steve

“The Deputy First Minister Martin Mc Guiness has spoken at a reception to celebrate the history of NUS-USI NI, the umbrella body for student unions in Northern Ireland …” (more)

[Ciaran Hanna, Studenty_Belfast, 31 May]

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DCU President announces new Centre for Digital Learning

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2012 by steve

“Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University, has announced plans to establish a new Centre for Digital Learning at DCU to revolutionise the student learning experience in an increasingly digital society …” (more)

[DCU News, 16 May]

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MLA bids to block fees hike

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 24th, 2011 by steve

“An Ulster Unionist MLA will attempt to block plans to charge higher tuition fees to students from the rest of the UK coming to Northern Ireland. Basil McCrea said the plan is neither fair nor equitable. But he is likely to see objections quashed …” (more)

[Noel McAdam, Belfast Telegraph, 24 October]

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Basil McCrea bid to block higher tuition fees for UK students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 23rd, 2011 by steve

“A UUP MLA has said he will make an Assembly bid to stop universities charging higher fees to students from England, Scotland and Wales. Fees for students from Northern Ireland are to be frozen at £3,500 but students from elsewhere in the UK will be charged up to £9,000 from next year …” (more)

[BBC News, 23 October]

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University of Ulster’s Magee expansion plan ‘in doubt’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2011 by steve

“The chairman of Stormont’s Employment and Learning committee has warned that any expansion of third level education is unlikely because of the deficit in the department’s budget. Basil McCrea’s statement casts further uncertainty over the University of Ulster’s plans to expand its Magee campus in Londonderry …” (more)

[BBC News, 20 June]

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