UL ‘examining options’ in bid to get more students back on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on April 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has announced they are ‘working on measures to facilitate a more normal return to campus’. ‘As a result of the close ties between UL and Public Health Mid-West we were in a position to act swiftly at the first signs of an increase of cases among students living off-campus’, UL President Professor Kerstin Mey said …” (more)

[Ciara Mannion, Limerick Voice, 12 April]

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Street Party Linked to UL Students ‘Completely Unacceptable’, Says Harris

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has described a party held by students in the University of Limerick (UL) as ‘completely unacceptable’ and a ‘slap in the face to everyone sacrificing so much’. Over 50 fines have been issued to students of the University of Limerick (UL) after coronavirus restrictions were breached during a street party in Castletroy yesterday, according to RTÉ News …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 3 March]

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UL President says action will be taken following street party in Limerick estate

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick says it will take action with strong disciplinary measures against any student who is found to have breached public health guidelines following last night’s street party in Castletroy. Three people were arrested and around 30 fines were issued after gardai attended the public order incident at Carysfort Avenue, College Court …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 3 March]

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University of Limerick president ‘hugely disappointed’ by behaviour of minority of students

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The president of the University of Limerick has expressed her ‘huge disappointment’ at some of the comments made by students on national radio earlier this week. Professor Kerstin Mey was reacting to a report on RTÉ’s Drivetime during which several UL students, living in off-campus accommodation, openly admitted attending house parties and social gatherings in breach of the current Level 5 restrictions …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 25 February]

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UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí will be conducting high visibility patrols every evening around the University of Limerick (UL) due to concerns about student gatherings, according to the President of the university. The move comes after the university began mass testing their students, to manage an outbreak of Covid-19 among the student population earlier this week …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, TheJournal.ie, 25 February]

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‘Shatter the glass ceiling’: First woman university chief in Ireland on breakthrough role

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Earlier this year Prof Kerstin Mey shattered one of the highest and hardest glass ceilings there is in Ireland. Her appointment as president of University of Limerick in July ended a 428-year tradition of men only running Irish universities. By her own admission, the full significance of it only sank in later …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 24 November]

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Limerick councillor in plea for respectful behaviour in estates around UL

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Labour Party councillor for Limerick City East, Elena Secas is making a strong plea to people for respectful behaviour in residential areas around UL ‘Residents in housing estates adjacent to UL have big concerns about quite large groups of people socializing in their area …'” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 18 October]

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Universities caution it may not be possible to accommodate all impacted students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The president of the University of Limerick has said there may not be places at the university for all of the students affected by errors in Leaving Certificate results. Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week, Professor Kerstin Mey said while every effort will be made to accommodate additional students on their programmes, ‘it may not be possible to accommodate everyone’ …” (more)

[Justin McCarthy, RTÉ News, 4 October]

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Gardaí shut down 35 house parties in Limerick, arrest 5 people

Posted in Governance and administration on October 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí have shut down 35 student house parties and arrested five people as part of a policing plan around Freshers Week at the University of Limerick. A Limerick joint policing committee meeting heard that 35 off-campus house parties have been shut down in the Castletroy area since last Sunday over coronavirus concerns …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Irish Times, 2 October]

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UL president goes ‘on the beat’ to promote public health guidelines

Posted in Governance and administration on September 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The President of the University of Limerick has gone ‘on the beat’ in conjunction with local garda patrols in the Castletroy area to hammer home the public health guidelines for students in the locality. President Kerstin Mey says it is an effort to be more visible and engage with students in off-campus accommodation to remind them of their personal responsibility for their own health and the health of the wider university community and their neighbours …” (more)

[Cathy Halloran, RTÉ News, 30 September]

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University of Limerick welcomes funding support package for higher and further education

Posted in Governance and administration on July 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick has today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD of a €168 million funding package for the Higher and Further Education Sector and a roadmap for the return to colleges in September …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 22 July]

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No, Appointing One Female University President Does Not Shatter the Glass Ceiling

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Prof Kerstin Mey’s appointment as interim president of the University of Limerick (UL) earlier this week has – rightly – been lauded as historic. She is the first woman to lead one of Ireland’s universities in the 400 year-long history of third-level education in Ireland …” (more)

[University Times, 12 July]

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Watershed moment in higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – In response to Carl O’Brien’s news report of July 9th on the first female president appointed at University of Limerick, this is truly a remarkable and profoundly significant day for Irish higher education and indeed for every Irish woman …” (more)

[Aoife Prendergast, Irish Times, 11 July]

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University of Limerick Accommodation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Drivetime’s John Cooke reports on concerns about the University of Limerick’s student fees and accommodation …” (audio)

[RTÉ Radio 1 – Drivetime, 9 July]

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New President realistic about challenges which lie ahead at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In her first statement as interim president of the University of Limerick and the first female leader of an Irish university, Professor Kerstin Mey acknowledged the significant opportunity of her appointment and alludes to the challenges that lie ahead …” (more)

[Jess Casey, BreakingNews.ie, 9 July]

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Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science welcomes historic appointment of female President of University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD, has today welcomed the appointment by the Board of the University of Limerick of Dr Kerstin Mey as Interim President of the university. Minister Harris said: ‘I am delighted to welcome the appointment of Dr Mey as interim president of the University of Limerick. This is a key strategic appointment in our higher education sector …'” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 9 July]

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First ever woman president of an Irish university appointed at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The first ever woman president of an Irish university in the 400-plus years of higher education has been appointed at University of Limerick. Professor Kerstin Mey has been named as interim president of the university for the next 18 months. She will replace outgoing president Dr Des Fitzgerald, who announced his intention to retire in May …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 July]

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