USI calls for accommodation refunds for student tenants

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2020 by steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called on operators of large-scale student accommodation to refund student tenants who have had to leave college and return home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It says landlord firms are refusing any refunds to students who are no longer living in the privately-operated student buildings, many of whom have lost part-time jobs due to closures as a result of the pandemic …” (more)

[Emma O Kelly, RTÉ News, 25 March]

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Universities should not be viewed as a cure-all for every social policy or economic goal

Posted in Governance and administration on August 26th, 2009 by steve

UK“Professor argues that academics must make sure they stick to core activities rather than being forced to be all things to all men. An academic has warned that universities are being overloaded with disparate tasks by policymakers who view education as a ‘cure-all’ for problems in almost every realm …” (more)

[Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education, 26 August]