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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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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Paul Hannigan reappointed as President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Paul Hannigan has been reappointed as President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology. A native of Ballyshannon, he has been President of LYIT since January 1998, and he will continue as President for a further five-year term from January 2018 …” (more)

[Donegal Democrat, 28 September]

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We should celebrate big number of grant holders in institutes of technology

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“David McWilliams, in his recent article ‘The rich get richer’ in this newspaper, made reference to the concept of social mobility. He states: ‘Upward social mobility, or at least the provision of upward social mobility, is what keeps western societies going forward’ …” (more)

[Paul Hannigan, Independent, 9 December]

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Why colleges need to know their students better

Posted in Teaching on March 11th, 2014 by steve

“If I could change one aspect of higher education it would be a better ‘handshake’ between second and third-level education. This would help us enhance our services to students, especially in the crucial early stages of the transition …” (more)

[Paul Hannigan, Irish Times, 11 March]

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Institutes or tech unis?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2014 by steve

“The prospect of re-designating institutes of technology as technological universities has stirred a sense of deja vu among some academics. Ireland’s higher-education sector has a history of branding issues …” (more)

[Cian Traynor, Irish Times, 15 February]

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New chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland appointed

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

“President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology Paul Hannigan is the new chairperson of Institutes of Technology Ireland for 2014 …” (more)

[Karina Corbett, Business and Leadership, 8 January]

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LYIT senior management to attend public meeting in Killybegs on tourism college’s future in the town

Posted in Governance and administration on May 11th, 2013 by steve

“Paul Hannigan, President Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), and Dr Seán Duffy, Head of School of Tourism, will attend a public meeting in Killybegs on Monday night where concerns over the possible relocation of the Tourism College to LYIT in Letterkenny will be discussed …” (more)

[Donegal Democrat, 11 May]

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LYIT president believes merger is not on agenda

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2013 by steve

“The President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology has said a merger of the institutes with other ITs is not on the agenda. Paul Hannigan’s comments come after a consultation document from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) flagged up a merger between LYIT, IT Sligo and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Donegal Democrat, 22 January]

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Institutes of Technology join forces to plan ‘technological university’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2012 by steve

“Plans are well advanced to form what would be Ireland’s largest higher education institution. Negotiations are ongoing between Institutes of Technology in Donegal, Dundalk, Galway, Athlone and Sligo to establish the Border Midlands West Technological University …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 24 January]

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