TUS invites applications for external membership to first governing body

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS) is inviting expressions of interest from external candidates to join its governing body …” (more)

[Athlone Advertiser, 27 January]

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Plans for more student homes at Limerick development

Posted in Governance and administration on January 26th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Developers behind a complex near Thomond Park are seeking to ditch the medical centre planned as part of the project – and add more student apartments. Shelbourne Medical Properties has already secured planning permission to demolish the former Hassett’s Bar, and replace it with 31 student units, providing 143 bed spaces …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 25 January]

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Covid-19 Pandemic – In-person exams

Posted in Teaching on December 17th, 2021 by steve

IrelandSorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if it is planned to introduce health regulations in relation to the holding of in-person third-level examinations between the end of November and Christmas 2021 in the Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone in view of the risk that the institute might become a super-spreader events and cause Covid-19 to be reintroduced by students returning home for Christmas to households throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 14 December]

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The story of AIT

Posted in Governance and administration on October 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“In this, the first of two articles, Ian Kenneally charts the development of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) as it made its journey from regional technical college to technological university …” (more)

[Westmeath Independent, 20 October]

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Student Accommodation – TU Shannon

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

IrelandMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the efforts he is making to provide dedicated student accommodation in the recently established university towns of Clonmel and Thurles, County Tipperary …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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Right track: New tech university TUS ‘worth €420m a year to local region’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s newest technological university (TU) will be worth an estimated €420m a year to the economies of the regions it serves. Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS) which came into being yesterday, arises from a merger of Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 2 October]

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First TUS Graduation Ceremony to take place at newly named TUS Gaelic Grounds

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The first graduates from the Moylish, Clare Street, Thurles, Clonmel and Ennis campuses of the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS), will be conferred at a special ceremony at the newly named TUS Gaelic Grounds this November …” (more)

[Sean Finnan, Limerick Post, 1 October]

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Ireland’s newest university formally established

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The country’s newest university has been formally established from the merger of existing institutes of technology in Athlone and Limerick. The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest is the third technological university to be established and formally comes into being on October 1st …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 1 October]

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Four new university towns on the map from today as TU Shannon officially opens across six campuses

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Ireland is waking up today with four new university towns. Athlone, Ennis, Clonmel and Thurles took on that status in the world of academia at one minute past midnight …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 1 October]

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Technological University of Shannon: Midlands Midwest to officially Open on 1st October

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The 1st of October will be a monumental day for the region as Ireland’s newest technological university will be officially launched with a prestigious and exciting opening ceremony that will take place in the Athlone International Arena and Millenium Theatre Moylish.
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[Aoife O’Reilly, Limerick Post, 29 September]

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Josephine Feehily appointed as chair of Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has today confirmed the appointment of the first governing body of the new Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest which will open its doors on 1 October 2021 …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 28 September]

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AIT road renamed ‘University Road’ following unanimous council support

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The road from the new Garrycastle Roundabout to Wash House Turn Roundabout in Athlone has been renamed University Road in anticipation of the Midlands’ first university opening its doors on Oct 1. A submission was made by AIT in June following a call by Cllr Aengus O’Rourke to the public to name seven roads in Athlone without official place names …” (more)

[Athlone Advertiser, 23 September]

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Apply to be Technological University Shannon: Midlands Midwest chairperson or ordinary member (ministerial representative) on governing body

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

Ireland“The Minister Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, today (Monday, 5 July 2021) invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for consideration for nomination as chairperson or ordinary members of the first governing body of Technological University Shannon:Midlands Midwest (TUS:Midlands Midwest) …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 5 July]

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New LIT name reflects its geographical spread

Posted in Governance and administration on June 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Ennis is to become home to the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest it has been confirmed, with the name of the country’s newest TU unveiled this week. This comes following the announcement last month that Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology Ireland had been designated as a TU, with LIT’s Ennis campus on Bindon Street falling under the remit of the new institution …” (more)

[Clare Champion, 1 June]

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New technological university for the Midlands is named

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

Ireland“The name of the country’s next technological university in the Midlands has been revealed. Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest will be formed from the merger of existing institutes of technology in Athlone and Limerick. It is due to be legally established later this year and will cater to a student population of more than 14,000 across campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Clonmel, Ennis and Thurles …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 25 May]

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