Queen’s University student collects degree wrapped in Pride flag at graduation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 7th, 2017 by steve

“Student Ciara Cinnamond, from Newry, a Politics, Philosophy and Economics graduate made a statement at her graduation in Queen’s University Belfast over the weekend after she unfurled a Pride flag when collecting her degree …” (more, video)

[Ciara Cinnamond, Independent, 6 July]

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UCL ‘likely to have breached consumer law’ in academic sanctions threat against rent strikers

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 14th, 2015 by steve

UK“University College London was ‘likely to have breached consumer law’ by threatening academic sanctions against students who went on a rent strike over poor living conditions, according to the Competition and Markets Authority. The CMA said in a statement published today that UCL is ‘now revising its terms and conditions …'” (more)

[John Morgan, Times Higher Education, 13 November]

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Students who can’t afford fees unable to graduate

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 28th, 2013 by steve

“Dozens of third-level students saddled with thousands of euros of debt are unable to graduate every year …” (more)

[Fiona Ellis, Independent, 28 December]

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Trick for graduates is to make do with the world we have

Posted in Life on May 27th, 2013 by steve

“It is that time of year when famous people put on baggy black capes and peculiar hats in order to hold forth on university lawns to thousands of students and their parents …” (more)

[Lucy Kellaway, Irish Times, 27 May]


Computer students on cloud nine after graduation

Posted in Teaching on May 10th, 2013 by steve

“They’ve been in the same class for 18 months, but these students only met for the first time yesterday — at the graduation ceremony to mark completion of the country’s first dedicated degrees in cloud computing. The courses were delivered online by Cork Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 May]

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Gaudeamus igitur

Posted in Governance and administration on July 14th, 2011 by steve

“All this week Robert Gordon University is holding its summer graduation ceremonies. I have always enjoyed these events, in all of the universities at which I have worked. In Trinity College Dublin they were (and, I believe, are) entirely in Latin; and the Provost has no active role at all, and does not speak (in any language) …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 14 July]

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Should you shake hands at graduation?

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

“Topical issue this in graduation season. A researcher at Johns Hopkins University has been studying the health risks associated with shaking hands at graduation …” (more)

[Registrarism, 11 July]

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Graduation 2010: A Review

Posted in Governance and administration on January 2nd, 2011 by steve

“I had debated intensely as to whether or not I actually wanted to spend the $750 on a trip to London to attend graduation. After all, graduation represents one single day and the ceremony itself only an hour or so. Now that I’ve been through the ceremony, said my goodbyes and arrived safely back in California, the thought of not having gone seems ridiculous …” (more)

[The Traveling Scholar, 2 January]

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