TU Dublin working to identify space for changing rooms on new campus after complaints from students

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

Ireland“Technological University Dublin has said it is working to identify space on the new Grangegorman campus for additional changing facilities after complaints that students in some courses had to change in corridors and common areas …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 11 November]

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Irish university warns students that lecturers may call security if masks aren’t worn in class

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

Ireland“An Irish university has told students that campus security may forcibly remove them from lectures if they refuse to wear a face coverings or leave a classroom, as part of plans to ensure the safe return of classes this year. In an email circulated to students in one faculty in recent weeks, University College Cork told students that lecturers will ask them to wear a mask or leave the lecture hall …” (more)

[Stephen McDermott, TheJournal.ie, 24 September]

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University chiefs blasted for refusal to budge on holding graduations online

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University chiefs blasted by thousands of families for forcing students to graduate online at the end of next month – despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions – have insisted they’re not for turning. In one week flat, over 3,000 people have signed an online petition that challenges the refusal by Technological University Dublin (TUD) bigwigs to hold in-person graduation ceremonies between October 26-29 …” (more)

[Dublin Live, 16 September]

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Third-level grants system is inadequate

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

Ireland“Sir, – Peter is a bright lad from Kerry. His heart is set on studying veterinary medicine in UCD, but he didn’t list that course on his CAO application form. Peter’s family can’t come up with €14,000 per annum to cover Peter’s college costs. His parents earn a combined gross annual income of €40,000, which makes Peter ineligible for a college grant …” (more)

[Billy Ryle, Irish Times, 25 August]

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TU Dublin to join the Irish Universities Association

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Universities Association (IUA) is pleased to announce that Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) has agreed to become a member of the organisation which represents Irish universities. TU Dublin joins the seven existing IUA members at a time of significant change in Irish higher education. The members of the enlarged IUA now account for over two-thirds of all students in higher education, over 80% of international and post-graduate students and almost 90% of research spending in the sector …” (more)

[IUA, 12 May]

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Minister Harris invites expressions of interest to fill positions on the Governing Body of the Technological University Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD today (Tuesday) invited expressions of interest from candidates for consideration for nomination as Ministerial Representatives of the Governing Body of Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) …” (more)

[MerrionStreet.ie, 3 April]

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TU Dublin’s Tallaght campus investigating ‘significant’ ransomware attack

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Technological University Dublin has said its Tallaght campus was the victim of a ‘significant’ ransomware attack last week. The Tallaght campus’ entire on-site ICT systems were subject to an attack early on Thursday, and an investigation by technical experts and An Garda Síochána is now underway …” (more)

[Adam Daly, TheJournal.ie, 6 April]

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University makes relocation a vehicle for social change

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Once a Viking stronghold, the area encompassing Dublin 7 and Dublin 1, in the northwest inner city of the Irish capital, has pockets of gentrification and even a growing collection of hipster food joints in Stoneybatter. But much of this historically working-class part of the city suffers from high levels of homelessness and poverty …” (more)

[Brendan O’Malley, University World News, 16 January]

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Car curbs at Grangegorman in Dublin to be made permanent

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The closure to through traffic of the main road outside the new TU Dublin campus at Grangegorman, to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety, is expected to be made permanent by Dublin City Council. Councillors will be asked on Tuesday if they wish to extend the trial, due to end this month, of the ‘filtered permeability’ system at Grangegorman Lower, which uses bollards and temporary planters to block cars but allow cyclists to pass …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 10 January]

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Universities tell students no return to campus next semester

Posted in Teaching on November 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A number of universities have told students that there will be no general return to campus for the second half of the academic year. It means that some students may not set foot on the campus for the entire 2020/21 year, with lecture halls remaining silent and students logging on to classes from their bedrooms …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 6 November]

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UCC and CIT to benefit as €15m announced for campus upgrades

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) are set to benefit from new funding announced by the Minister for Further and Higher Education. Simon Harris has announced that €15m is to be given to higher education institutions for campus upgrade and infrastructure …” (more)

[Steve Nevillen, Irish Examiner, 2 November]

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Third Level Institutions – TU Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No 236 of 14 October 2020, if Dublin Technical University currently holds no debt; if he plans to create a borrowing framework for the technological universities to allow them to borrow in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 October]

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TU Dublin – Medical Sciences

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2020 by steve

IrelandDarren O’Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to a proposal to help alleviate the shortage of medical scientists by way of a graduate-entry course at Technological University Dublin; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that TU Dublin is preparing for an initial intake of students in January 2020; the measures he will take to ensure sufficient staff are in position to deliver the course; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 September]

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Dublin universities cancel on-campus activities, move most classes online

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on September 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Dublin’s four universities have suspended the majority of on-campus activities and moved classes online as tighter Covid-19 restrictions look set to be implemented in the capital. UCD, Trinity College, DCU and TU Dublin announced that all teaching and learning will be online except for practical workshop and lab-based tuition that cannot be done remotely …” (more)

[Ceimin Burke, TheJournal.ie, 18 September]

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Third-Level Institutions Band Together For Freshers’ Week Online Concert

Posted in Governance and administration on August 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Entertainment Officers of Trinity College Dublin, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), University College Dublin (UCD), Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) have banded together to produce an online concert in aid of Jigsaw – an organisation working to support the mental health of young people …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 26 August]

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Six New College Buildings is Music to the Ears of Third-Level’s Stakeholders

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon Harris had some good news this week for higher education’s big stakeholders, after announcing the tender for six new higher education buildings across the country. The new buildings – which are part of Project Ireland 2040 – will be built in Cork IT, IT Tralee, Technological University Dublin, Athlone IT and IADT, and are expected to allow an additional 8,000 students to enrol in higher education …” (more)

[University Times, 23 August]

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Tender process for six higher education buildings due ‘immediately’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A programme for the construction of six higher education buildings has progressed and will go out to tender ‘immediately’, the Department of Higher Education has said. Under Project Ireland 2040, the Government has pledged to deliver 11 higher education buildings across the country, which will facilitate an additional 8,000 student places upon completion …” (more)

[Shauna Bowers, Irish Times, 18 August]

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A breakdown of more than €364 million in spending by three universities

Posted in Governance and administration on July 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“These three documents provide detail on expenditure of hundreds of millions of euro by three universities in recent years. The UCD record is by far the largest and covers a lengthy period and some €319 million in expenditure by the college between November 2016 and March of this year …” (more)

[Ken Foxe, TheStory.ie, 24 July]

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How POC Students Feel Marginalised on Irish Campuses

Posted in Life on July 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Since the 1990s, Ireland has witnessed a large wave of social change, including in schools, universities and workplaces. The majority of current Black Irish university students are the children of first generation immigrants that made this place their home – a country that prides itself on immigration …” (more)

[Tolani Adeleye, Demilade Adeniran and Melanie Fidel, University Times, 18 July]

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Discrimination and Apathy: Students Describe Culture of Racism on Campuses

Posted in Life on July 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“On placement, Trinity student nurse Florence Nwaje has had to learn to ignore patients telling her that her skin looks like ‘dirt’. College, she told The University Times, does not provide students with the necessary training for dealing with racism while on placement …” (more)

[Tolani Adeleye, Demilade Adeniran, Melanie Fidel and Cormac Watson, University Times, 18 July]

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