Third Level Examinations – NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position in relation to exams in NUI Galway; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that students are being forced to sit exams in venues without social distancing or ventilation; if his further attention has been drawn to the added stress and anxiety caused to students and staff that are fearful of catching and spreading the virus in exam situations without proper social distancing and ventilation measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 16 December]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on December 2nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to deal with the issue of student poverty and, in particular, the chronic shortage of affordable student specific accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 30 November]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on May 27th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of student accommodation that is publicly owned developments; the percentage of student accommodation that is privately owned developments; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 25 May]

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Third Level Admissions – Leaving Cert November 2020

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider the plight of students who sat exams in November 2020 by accommodating these students’ course preferences ahead of the class of 2021 given the difficulties they faced, especially with some having had their calculated grades reduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 May]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on May 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of progress towards the objectives of the student accommodation strategy in view of the disruption to the construction sector over 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 May]

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‘Roadmap of Confusion’: Government Calls for Escalation of Protective measures in Third-Level Institutions

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Dublin-based third-level institutions told to consider ‘enhanced protective measures’ as part of a five-level strategy to deal with Covid-19 over the coming months which was released by the government this afternoon …” (more)

[Rosie Roberts-Kuntz, College Tribune, 15 September]

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Public Sector Pay

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2018 by steve

Bríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to renew FEMPI legislation in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 June]

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Third Level Fees – Returning Emigrants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 23rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the criteria and number of years residency required for students to access the payment of fees when entering third level courses in view of the fact that many young persons are returning home having been abroad during the recession; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 November]

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Third Level Staff – Trinity College

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2017 by steve

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on recent plans announced by the board of Trinity College, which will make a secure future or career advancement for many staff an impossibility; the way this might impact on the Government strategy for the third level sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 March]

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Third Level Staff – Precarious contracts and poor work conditions

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2017 by steve

IrelandBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the Action Plan for Education will address the increasing use of precarious contracts and poor work conditions and pay in the third level institutions for lecturers and other workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 18 January]

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