Galway TD urges NUIG to follow lead of other institutes in adopting policy for online exams

Posted in Teaching on November 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A Galway West TD has called on NUIG to follow the lead of other universities in moving student exams online, as infection levels rise. Sinn Féin TD for Galway West Mairéad Farrell argues that with rising Covid cases and changing public health guidelines, NUIG should move to allow for students to sit their exams online instead of in-person …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 24 November]

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Covid-19 (Higher Education): Statements

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

IrelandSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael): With the agreement of the House, I will share my time with the Minister of State, Deputy Niall Collins. I welcome the opportunity to update the House on the impact of Covid-19 on the further and higher education sector. I was a little disappointed that, for the first time in my political career, some Members of the Dáil actually voted not to have me here today for questions and answers. I find that a little bit regrettable, as almost half a million people in this country are in further or higher education …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 14 January]

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Third Level Institutions – Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 9th, 2020 by steve

IrelandMairead Farrell (Galway West, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment if universities and third level institutions are bound by SI 146 of 2000 Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures); and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 October]

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NUI Galway slammed for fees move

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 18th, 2013 by steve

“NUI Galway’s decision to engage the services of a debt collectors to pursue student fees has been described as ‘outrageous’ and a ‘further attack on low and middle-income families’ …” (more)

[Marie Madden, Galway Independent, 17 June]

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