Student Grant – Adjacent Rate

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 19th, 2019 by steve

IrelandÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the discussions he has had with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to ensure comprehensive transport services for a radius of at least 45 kilometres from towns and cities with third level institutions in view of the fact that under 45 kilometres his Department, through SUSI, only pays the adjacent rate grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 October]

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Varadkar suggests it could ‘make sense’ to extend Metro to UCD

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested it could be ‘make sense’ to extend the MetroLink line to UCD and on to Sandyford in future years. His remarks came as he was challenged in the Dáil on the current plan for the Metro Line to stop at Charlemont in the south city and the abandonment of the proposal to continue it along the existing Luas Green Line to Sandyford …” (more)

[Cormac McQuinn, Independent, 26 March]

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New Dublin bus route finally connects the capital’s universities

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The fact that there was no bus that directly connected UCD, Trinity, DIT and DCU, had been the bane of students’ life in the capital for decades, but the newest Dublin Bus route finally resolves the third level bugbear. Until today there were no direct routes between the universities, other than the number 11, which is accessible only by a hike to Clonskeigh Road at the edge of UCD’s 330 acres …” (more)

[Mícheál Ó Scannáil, Independent, 24 March]

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75% of UCD students and staff either walk, cycle or use public transport to get there

Posted in Life on January 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Three quarters of University College Dublin (UCD) students and staff either walk, cycle or use public transport to get to Belfield, it has emerged …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 27 January]

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Education, the 21st Century and Traffic

Posted in Life on October 8th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Crawling through Ballymun today it occurred to me how little has changed despite ‘The 21st Century’. As the economy recovers there is a noticeable increase in traffic volumes especially at rush hour …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 8 October]

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Students broaden horizons with foreign study – but is it worth it?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2013 by steve

“Nobody could accuse John Cummins of lacking an adventurous spirit during his course in languages at Dublin City University. The student from Dungarvan, Co Waterford, spent the third year of his degree on the other side of the world at Shantou University in South-East China …” (more)

[Independent, 6 November]

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Graphed: Irish students hopping from bicycles to cars

Posted in Life on December 16th, 2012 by steve

“Last week the Central Statistics Office released its report on commuting habits of the nation and the good news is cycling is up overall, but the section on student travel is depressing reading …” (more)

[Cycling in Dublin, 16 December]

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‘Give more time to travel!’

Posted in Life on January 9th, 2010 by steve

“Maynooth & TCD still have exams scheduled for next wk, I heard… just saying ‘give more time to travel!'” (tweet)

[Claire Hennessy, Twitter, 9 January]

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