Presidents of Cork colleges demand better public transport for students

Posted in Governance and administration on December 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The presidents of two Cork colleges have called for greater public transport in the region, labelling it crucial for prospective students, housing options and economic growth. Professor Patrick O’Shea, president of University College Cork, and Dr Barry O’Connor, his counterpart at Cork Institute of Technology, both highlighted the need for greater investment in public transport in Cork …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, EchoLive, 22 December]

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UL president in stark warning over bus service as ‘major impediment’ to city campus

Posted in Governance and administration on February 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UL president Des Fitzgerald has warned the quality of the bus service between Limerick and the college is a ‘major impediment’ to a new city centre campus. As revealed by the Leader, University of Limerick (UL) is finalising plans to open a new campus in the heart of the city, with sources suggesting it will be in the heart of the Project Opera site …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 22 February]

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DIT Grangegorman faces a car-free future

Posted in Governance and administration on September 7th, 2014 by steve

“I went round the new campus for Dublin Institute of Technology at Grangegorman last Thursday. It is stunning, with great views of the Dublin mountains, masses of open space and sympathetic restoration of the grand old buildings of the original hospital …” (more)

[Independent, 7 September]

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Report finds that transport links affect choice of university

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2014 by steve

“A lack of adequate transport links to west Dublin is hindering access by disadvantaged students to universities, according to a study undertaken in UCD’s geography department. The researchers found that 60% of UCD entrants last year came from schools within a 9km radius …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 21 August]

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