Jonathan Bell And The Confucius Institute: The Unregistered Interest

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2015 by steve

UK“Much has been made of Jonathan Bell’s trip to China, it emerged that his trip was not paid for out of public money nor from the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster – the Irish News reporting that a university spokeswoman said ‘no’ to the question of if the institute had paid for the trip …” (more)

[Kris Nixon, Slugger O’Toole, 16 October]

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It’s time to right a 50 year injustice and expand Magee College Derry

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Next Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of a report which condemned Derry to decades of economic stagnation.The Lockwood Report recommended the sitting of a second university in Northern Ireland at Coleraine instead of Derry. The publication of the report was the catalyst for a mass, cross-community, campaign by the people of Derry …” (more)

[Colum Eastwood, Slugger O’Toole, 4 February]

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McGuinness committment to Magee expansion welcomed by Derry Mayor

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2014 by steve

“Mayor of Derry councillor Brenda Stevenson has welcomed Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness’ commitment to Magee University following his statement last week that he intends to meet with the Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry …” (more)

[Andrew Quinn, Derry Journal, 1 September]

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Magee university expansion campaign: U4D endorse Martin McGuinness’ comments

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2014 by steve

“Comments by the Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA, committing to the substantial expansion of the Magee campus represent a significant step forward for the campaign says the lobby group U4D …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 28 August]

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Magee expansion needs to be delivered

Posted in Governance and administration on August 27th, 2014 by steve

“Following a meeting with the Derry Chamber of Commerce to discuss the future expansion of the University of Ulster Magee’s campus Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 27 August]

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Magee meeting sought by university

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2014 by steve

“A spokesperson for the University of Ulster has said an urgent meeting is to be sought with Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry after his comments about the expansion of the Magee campus being ‘off the table’ …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 9 August]

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Magee expansion must proceed as planned – McGuinness

Posted in Governance and administration on August 8th, 2014 by steve

“Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said the expansion of Magee needs to proceed as planned. Mr McGuinness said: ‘Comments by Stephen Farry in relation to Magee are outrageous and irresponsible …'” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 8 August]

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Mc Guiness at reception to honour umbrella body for student unions

Posted in Governance and administration on May 31st, 2012 by steve

“The Deputy First Minister Martin Mc Guiness has spoken at a reception to celebrate the history of NUS-USI NI, the umbrella body for student unions in Northern Ireland …” (more)

[Ciaran Hanna, Studenty_Belfast, 31 May]

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Tuition fees won’t rise above inflation: ministers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 15th, 2011 by steve

“Students and their parents have been given the Stormont re-assurance they have been seeking – there will be no increase in tuition fees above inflation.The confirmation came yesterday from First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness as they prepared for another meeting with Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry …” (more)

[Noel McAdam, Belfast Telegraph, 15 July]

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First and Deputy First Ministers restate commitment to freezing fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2011 by steve

“Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness today restated the pledges in their election manifestos to keep tuition fees at the current level. Speaking at a press conference they confirmed fees would be maintained at £3290 for students beginning courses in 2012. They stated that the only rises would be in line with inflation …” (more)

[Ben Finch, The Gown, 14 July]

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University tuition fees ‘will not increase’ – ministers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2011 by steve

“There will be no large increases in university tuition fees for students starting courses in 2012, the first and deputy first ministers have confirmed. They said the fees would only rise in line with inflation. Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson said they had yet to work out how to take money from other departments to pay for the £40m shortfall …” (more)

[BBC News, 14 July]

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