Letterkenny Institute of Technology unveils new scheme to encourage use of the Irish language on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Encouraging the use of the Irish language on campus is the aim of a new scheme launched by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LyIT). The scheme, which was recently approved by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, was prepared under Section 15 of The Official Languages Act, 2003 …” (more)

[Catherine McGinty, Donegal Live, 16 January]

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Will St Angela’s College be part of new technological university?

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister of Education has heard that an amalgamation between St Angela’s College in Sligo with the proposed new technological university for the north west makes more sense than continuing the link with NUI Galway …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 15 January]

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Letterkenny IT

Posted in Governance and administration on December 10th, 2020 by steve

IrelandNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason second and fourth year examinations are being planned in Letterkenny IT (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 December]

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Consortium involving GMIT to apply for Technological University status before year end

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

Ireland“An application for technological university status is expected from GMIT, Sligo and Letterkenny, by the end of the year. Last month, €5.7 million was allocated to the Connacht Ulster Alliance consortium in a bid to assist with the application for the designation …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 23 November]

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Responses from the Department for Higher Ed to Questions raised at recent Education Futures Webinar

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2020 by steve

IrelandDelighted to hear about the prospect for a cross border university, what stage is that issue currently at and how will it proceed? The establishment of a technological university (TU) in the north-west is being advanced through the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) TU development consortium composed of Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Galway Mayo IT and IT Sligo …” (more)

[IFUT, 13 November]

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#TheReset Podcast – Steve Bradley on the future of Derry …

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2020 by steve

“Steve Bradley is a regeneration consultant, you can follow him on Twitter. Steve is a very popular writer on Slugger with some of his posts getting over 40k readers, you can view an archive of his posts here. In this podcast, we discuss the future of Derry and the Northwest. In particular, we discuss: the future of Ulster University in Derry or lack thereof; the potential for an independent University; how Covid-19 will affect Derry …” (podcast)

[Brian O’Neill, Slugger O’Toole, 20 September]

[University policy is discussed throughout the podcast, but it focuses on this from 26:40 onwards]

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Third Level Institutions – Letterkenny IT and Magee College

Posted in Governance and administration on September 12th, 2020 by steve

IrelandMarian Harkin (Sligo-Leitrim, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the plans in place to progress a university of the north-west involving Letterkenny IT and Magee College, Derry; and the way in which such plans may impact on the Connacht, Ulster Alliance for a technological university application …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 September]

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Technological Universities – Connacht-Ulster alliance

Posted in Governance and administration on September 12th, 2020 by steve

IrelandVerona Murphy (Wexford, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the progress of the Connacht and Ulster alliance of Sligo Institute of Technology, Galway and Mayo Institute of Technology and Letterkenny Institute of Technology on forming a technical university …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 9 September]

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Minister keen to see delivery of Connacht Ulster Alliance

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Higher Education has confirmed that significant progress is being made in relation to the Connacht Ulster Alliance of LYIT, Sligo IT and GMIT in meeting the relevant criteria …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 10 September]

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Extension plans announced for LyIT

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Extension plans for Letterkenny Institute of Technology have been announced as part of a national project to deliver 11 new higher education buildings, facilitating 8,000 additional student enrolments …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 18 August]

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Reopening work well underway at LyIT

Posted in Governance and administration on August 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Further reassurances have been given that the Letterkenny Institute of Technology will be able to reopen doors safety at the end of next month. New guidelines on how third level institutions are to operate going forward have been released and President of the LyIT Paul Hannigan says they are confident that it’s a good roadmap to move forward with …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 10 August]

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Harkin airs concerns over progress on Connacht-Ulster Technological University

Posted in Governance and administration on July 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A Sligo/Leitrim TD is calling for a commitment from Taoiseach Micheál Martin and the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris that the application for a Connacht-Ulster Technological University will be submitted by the end of this year …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 21 July]

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Doherty worries for future for Killybegs Campus of LyIT

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A Donegal TD is raising concern over the future of the Killybegs Campus of LYIT. Sinn Fein Deputy, Pearse Doherty, says that LYIT have plans to move from a four school system to a three school one instead …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 16 June]

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Former LYIT head to lead out on Technological University drive

Posted in Governance and administration on June 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The former Head of Letterkenny IT’s Tourism School is to spearhead the drive to establish a Technological University for the West and North West. Dr Seán Duffy has been appointed Executive Project Lead of the Connacht Ulster Alliance, which brings together three of the regions third level colleges …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 3 June]

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Intense discussions ongoing over LYIT reopening

Posted in Teaching on June 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology has given reassurances that extensive discussions are on-going as to how the college can reopen safely in September …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 2 June]

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LyIT rule out written exams for end of academic year

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on March 26th, 2020 by steve

“Students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology have been told they will have no written exams at the end of this college year. The move comes after the government announced an extension of the closure of schools and colleges until April 19 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 26 March]

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Major new sports campus could be on way to Letterkenny

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Almost €370,000 has been allocated for the development of a new sports campus on lands owned by Letterkenny Institute of Technology in the Knocknamona area of Letterkenny …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 6 March]

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Major new extension planned at Donegal third-level institution

Posted in Governance and administration on December 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A major multi-million euro extension to Letterkenny Institute of Technology is on the cards. The third level institution has just submitted plans to Donegal Co Council in relation to its proposal for a new three storey building on the Port Road campus …” (more)

[Chris Ashmore, Donegal Live, 27 December]

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GMIT to apply for joint university designation next year

Posted in Governance and administration on December 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“GMIT will formally apply in the Autumn next year, along with two other west of Ireland colleges to become a technological university, a T-U. The ambition of GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny to a become a TU has moved a step closer following a meeting of the Connacht Ulster Alliance, the C-U-A …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 17 December]

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Letterkenny IT one step closer to Technological University (TU) status

Posted in Governance and administration on December 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The ambition of GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT to become a Technological University (TU) has moved a step closer with a very significant meeting of all three governing bodies of the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) in Donegal recently …” (more)

[Connie Duffy, Donegal Live, 16 December]

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