SUSI – Maintenance Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 30th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing the SUSI maintenance grant by 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 percent respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 July]

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SUSI Grants – Master’s Programmes

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 30th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of expanding SUSI grants to cover master’s programmes; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 July]

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Third Level Fees – Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of reducing the student contribution charge for higher education by €100, €200, €500, €1,000 and €3,000, respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 July]

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Ministers and Secretaries and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 25th, 2020 by steve

IrelandSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael): I move: ‘That the Bill be now read a Second Time’. It is a great pleasure to present to the House the Ministers and Secretaries and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Bill 2020, which passed all Stages in the Seanad yesterday. This Bill establishes, for the first time in the history of the State, a Department focused on further and higher education, research, innovation and science. We will now have a Department whose chief remit will be the further and higher education needs of our economy and our people …” (debate, resumed debate)

[Dáil debates, 24 July]

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Third Level Education – COVID-19

Posted in Governance and administration on July 25th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on whether many third-level students face challenges during the Covid-19 restrictions, such as issues of mental health and well-being, access to on-campus support services, challenging home lives and access to the internet for remote learning; if she has considered encouraging third-level institutions to consider allowing students to use work done during the year to contribute towards their final grade, particularly for students that for a variety of reasons failed their final exam in the summer; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 July]

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Clarity urgently needed on blended learning for third level students – Mayo TD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on July 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Mayo Sinn Fein TD Rose Conway-Walsh has welcomed specific funding to support third-level institutions reopening but has said that students are still ‘in the dark’ about how blended learning will work …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 23 July]

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Institutes of Technology: GMIT Mayo Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2018 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Sinn Féin): Cuirim fáilte leis an Aire Stáit, atá tagtha anseo chun eolais a thabhairt dúinn maidir le GMIT. I want to talk to the Minister about the implementation of the report of the working group on the development and sustainable plan for the Mayo campus of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. I will not beat about the bush. The report recommended that the permanent head of centre be appointed. I know the post was advertised in September. Why was it re-advertised in February? …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 1 May]

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