NUIG students criticise university for holding mass in-person exams

Posted in Teaching on December 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students at NUI Galway have strongly criticised the university for its decision to continue mass in-person exams for students this year despite growing concerns about rising Covid-19 cases. Photos and videos of NUIG’s exam hall layout have spread around social media with many students complaining that desks were not set up in a socially distanced manner …” (more)

[Jade Wilson, Irish Times, 3 December]

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Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund has concluded or if additional calls will be made in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 December]

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Project Ireland 2040 – University Infrastructure

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he remains committed to the Project Ireland 2040 commitment of Exchequer investment of €2.2 billion in Ireland’s higher education infrastructure over the period to 2027; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 December]

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Third Level Examinations

Posted in Governance and administration on December 2nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if students will have a remote option for end of semester exams; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 30 November]

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Unfair to expect third-level students to defer exams due to Covid – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Posted in Teaching on December 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Rose Conway-Walsh TD, has labelled the department’s response to rising Covid numbers as ‘completely inadequate’. After raising the issue in the Dáíl with Minister Harris, Teachta Conway-Walsh said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 1 December]

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Technological Universities – Borrowing

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

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a borrowing framework for the technological universities; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 November]

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Israel and Horizon Europe

Posted in Research on November 24th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the recently concluded agreement to include Israel in Horizon Europe until 2027; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 18 November]

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Cassells report

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he will publish the economic evaluation of the Cassells report; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 18 November]

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Erasmus – Northern Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if students from universities in Northern Ireland were able to register for Erasmus for the winter semester of the 2021-2022 academic year; if they will be able to register in the summer semester; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 November]

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Irish as Official Language

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 11th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps that are being taken to prepare the third level education system to meet the demands that will be placed on it by the enactment of the Official Language (Amendment) Bill 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 November]

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Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total expenditure on the Transformation Fund for technological universities for 2020, provisional expenditure for 2021 and the allocated expenditure for 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 October]

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Rose Conway-Walsh TD welcomes formal designation of technological university for the West and North West

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher education, Rose Conway-Walsh TD, has welcomed the announcement that Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny Institutes of Technology will become a technological university by the end of this academic year following the government’s formal designation …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 28 October]

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Online learning

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason that many third-level students remain studying predominantly online; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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Sinn Féin budget will take the pressure off students – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Rose Conway-Walsh TD, has brought forward proposals in her party’s alternative budget that include reducing fees for all and extending SUSI support to 15,000 additional students while also tackling the issue of core funding. Teachta Conway-Walsh said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 8 October]

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Research Funding

Posted in Research on September 22nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of direct Government and indirect Government research capital funding received by each higher education institution since 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 16 September]

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Crippling accommodation costs pricing students out of Third-Level Education – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education Rose Conway-Walsh TD has accused the government of failing third-level students struggling to find accommodation due to the housing crisis. She has called on the government to act urgently and end this cycle, which unfairly and increasingly excludes students from families on low incomes. Speaking today, Teachta Conway-Walsh said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 18 August]

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National Training Fund

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the projected expenditure from the National Training Fund until 2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 July]

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Rose Conway-Walsh TD welcomes breakthrough on PUP exclusion from SUSI calculation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“After months of fighting for the exclusion of PUP payments in assessment for SUSI, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Rose Conway-Walsh TD, has received assurance that no students will be denied or pushed out of SUSI for accepting the PUP. The Minister has confirmed on the floor of the Dáil that all students have the right to reapply based on the 2021 year and have PUP earned by a student excluded from the calculation. Teachta Conway-Walsh said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 13 July]

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Increase of Precarious Work

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has engaged with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the employment control framework and the increase of precarious work in higher education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 8 July]

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Return to Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of time students can expect to have on campus when they return in September 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 8 July]

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