UCC gets permission for new dental school at Curraheen sports grounds

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UCC has been granted permission to build a new multi-million euro dental school in the western suburbs of Cork city. Permission has been granted by Cork County Council for the project at UCC’s sports grounds at Curraheen, Bishopstown …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 9 August]

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Online dentistry course launched

Posted in Teaching on March 9th, 2014 by steve

“A free online course in dentistry has been set up by one the UK’s leading universities in a bid to encourage teenagers to think about studying for a degree in the subject …” (more)

[Independent, 9 March]

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SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 21st, 2014 by steve

“The national grant body has restored grants for nearly 40 students who had had their funding suspended. SUSI had suspended the payments for some full-time dental nursing and dental hygiene students …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 20 January]

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SUSI Suspends Grant for Dental Hygiene and Dental Nursing Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 20th, 2014 by steve

“Students of Dental Nursing and Dental Hygiene courses in Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork have had their grants withdrawn this week following a decision by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) …” (more)

[Aisling Curtis, University Times, 20 January]

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Students may be forced to repay grants as funding stopped four months into term

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on January 18th, 2014 by steve

“Dozens of students are in financial limbo after being told their courses no longer qualify for a third level grant. Some 39 dental nursing and dental hygiene students at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Cork (UCC) were informed that their grants were to be withdrawn with immediate effect …” (more)

[Brian Byrne, Independent, 18 January]

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Queen’s University School of Dentistry criticised

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2012 by steve

“Belfast’s School of Dentistry at Queen’s University has been severely criticised by the UK body which regulates dental professionals …” (more)

[Marie Louise Connolly, BBC News, 23 October]

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Private dental school to open

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 17th, 2012 by steve

“Britain’s first private dental school will open next September. The school, which will take 100 students a year on a five-year course costing £180,000, is expected to be the forerunner of many more private institutions offering specialist degree courses …” (more)

[Richard Garner, Independent, 17 September]

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Standards at Queen’s dentistry school criticised

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2011 by steve

“Belfast’s School of Dentistry at Queen’s University has come under severe criticism from the UK body which regulates dental professionals. The General Dental Council (GDC) said a lack of communication between senior managers is damaging the education of dental students …” (more)

[Marie-Louise Connolly, BBC News, 11 October]

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Queen’s dental school under review

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2011 by steve

“The General Dental Council GDC has carried out an inspection of Queens University Belfast dental school following concerns about the level of resources being dedicated to teaching dentistry …” (more)

[Irish Dentist, 30 June]

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Legal fees must be slashed, says competition chief

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2011 by steve

“… Under the EU/IMF bailout, Ireland has given a commitment to remove restrictions to competition in the legal, medical and pharmacy professions by the end of September. Thornhill will recommend that professional representative bodies should not be allowed to control entry to the sector, or dominate the education of people working in it …” (more)

[Lisa Jackson, Sunday Business Post, 12 June]

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