Higher Education Courses Provision – Entrepreneurship

Posted in Teaching on April 23rd, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will instruct third level colleges to implement procedures to include entrepreneurship as part of the third level curriculum for students, in both business and non-business courses; and if she will ensure that such initiatives are mainstreamed and embedded in every higher and further education institution here …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 21 April]

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Institutes of Technology Issues – Technological University Status

Posted in Governance and administration on July 18th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the joint upgrading to university technological status in respect of an institution (details supplied); and if the upgrade status will be approved in 2013 …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 17 July]

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Third Level Participation – Dropping Out – Reasons

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 10th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students that have dropped out of third level education in each of the last three years and to date in 2013; the number that have dropped out since Student Universal Support Ireland took over the processing of student grant applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 9 July]

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Student Grant Scheme Administration

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 22nd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the action has he taken to improve the processing system for student grant applications; the recommendations of the external review of Student Universal Support Ireland’s business processes; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 21 May]

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Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 8th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applicants for third level education grants nationally; the number of students that have been paid grants and college fees to date; the number that were refused; the up to date position regarding the number of students who sought to appeal and are accepted as valid appeals; the number of students that have been requested to supply further information on their claim to proceed or to confirm that they are still seeking a grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 May]

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Student Grant Scheme Administration

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

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the action he has taken to improve the processing system for student grant applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 16 April]

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Student Grant Scheme Applications

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 10th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of student grant applications that have been received by Student Universal Support Ireland; the number that have been processed, awarded, refused or awaiting decision to date; the number of applications received from County Kerry; the number of these that have been processed, awarded, refused or awaiting decision to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49105/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): In total, SUSI has received just over 66,000 applications for student grants this year. Some 18,000 applications are now complete. This includes some 9,000 applications which have been refused and some 9,000 which have been awarded, or awarded pending submission of final course details by the student. SUSI is awaiting documentation on some 21,000 applications. The remaining some 27,000 are applications on hand with SUSI for processing. In total SUSI has received some 2,445 applications from County Kerry. Of these 258 applications have been awarded, 316 applications have been refused or cancelled and 42 applications have been appealed to SUSI. Some 335 applications are at final review stage or awaiting a course acceptance form from the applicant. 1293 applications are either awaiting documentation from the student or where the documentation has been submitted it is being to ensure all documentation has been submitted. 201 applications are awaiting provisional assessment – these are applications received after the closing date. These data have been supplied to my Department by SUSI.”

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 8 November]

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Third Level Grant Eligibility – Grants and the self-employed

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 20th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the productive assets of farm families and other self employed families are not factored into the assessment of income for the purpose of third level maintenance grants; if he will acknowledge the fundamental role played by the student grant schemes in supporting families by refraining from increasing fees and reducing grants …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 18 September]

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Funding the Higher Education Sector

Posted in Governance and administration on June 7th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he expects to receive a report from the Higher Education Authority on a proposal for funding the higher education sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 6 June]

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Maintenance Grants – Farm Assets

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 7th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the productive assets of farm families and other self employed families are not factored into the assessment of income for the purpose of third level maintenance grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 6 June]

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Higher Education Grants – Farmers’ Sons and Daughters

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 29th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the eligibility criteria for higher education grants for farmers sons and daughters remains based on the yearly income of the farmer rather than the capital assets of the farm holding; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 27 March]

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Institutes of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on February 22nd, 2012 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will support the combined efforts of the Institute of Technology Tralee, Cork Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology in obtaining university status; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 21 February]

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Higher Education Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 8th, 2011 by steve

Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will clarify the grant aid available to persons re-entering education on part time courses at third level …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 December]

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