Answers sought from UL over student accommodation crisis and reduction in private car use

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is being urged to engage with elected members of Limerick City and County regarding its plans to deal with the student accommodation crisis and to reduce the use of private cars within its staff and student population …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 21 October]

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Hypocritical post from the University of Limerick draws criticism

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

Ireland“The University of Limerick has come under criticism from the student body in relation to their stance on rent prices. The University posted a graphic yesterday afternoon highlighting their recommended rent prices for first-time renters …” (more)

[Martin Mongan, Limerick Voice, 19 October]

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UL President expresses disappointment at the exclusion of Limerick Northern Distributor Road from NDP

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick (UL) President Professor Kerstin Mey has expressed disappointment at the exclusion of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road from the revised national Development Plan published by the Government recently …” (more)

[Roisin Ni Shuilleabhain, Limerick Voice, 14 October]

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University of Limerick

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

IrelandCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way the University of Limerick campus will expand in future years into County Clare …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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University of Limerick appoints Professor Kerstin Mey as president for 10-year term

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) has appointed Professor Kerstin Mey as its president for a 10-year term. Prof Mey has held the role on an interim basis since Septmber 2020, after the early retirement of Prof Des Fitzgerald took on the job in May 2017 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 8 October]

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Poor Planning by the management of the University of Limerick is responsible for the student rent crisis and commuter woes – This is the belief of the Residents living near UL

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“”Residents living near the University of Limerick read the recent RTE News Report of commuter woes for students and the reasons for this with disbelief. Residents’ believe it is the years’ of poor planning by University Management that has led to many issues …” (more)

[Aoife O’Reilly, Limerick Post, 4 October]

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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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UL rolls out mandatory sexual consent classes for incoming students

Posted in Teaching on September 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is rolling out mandatory sexual consent classes for all incoming first years in a bid to change campus culture and encourage students to speak out. Workshops in the form of online facilitator training are being provided to all students as part of a new nationwide effort to tackle sexual violence in third level institutions in Ireland …” (more)

[Cian Ó Broin, Limerick Leader, 23 September]

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University of Limerick management meet with local residents over return of students

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

Ireland“The University of Limerick has confirmed it is to continue funding additional garda patrols in the Castletroy area following a meeting with residents and other stakeholders. The meeting was arranged in the wake of some chaotic scenes in private housing estates following the return of students after the summer …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 23 September]

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Limerick college seeks to buy more student housing

Posted in Governance and administration on September 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“With demand for third-level accommodation at an all-time high, it’s emerged a former student housing complex near Mary Immaculate College is boarded up. Despite students checking into hotels at a rate of almost €400 a week, former student halls at Ashbourne Avenue, which has space for up to 81 beds, remains out of use …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 20 September]

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Foreign student claims there is a ‘shocking state of homelessness’ among Limerick student community as lack of housing fueling accommodation crisis

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

Ireland“A number of students in Limerick have been forced to hold up in hotels because of a lack of student accommodation in the city and its suburbs. Students, including some who have travelled from abroad to study in the Treaty City, say the government and universities need to step up to solve the housing crisis and meet demand for affordable and suitable housing …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Limerick Post, 14 September]

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College students in Limerick staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Posted in Life on September 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Third-level students in Limerick are staying in hotels because they cannot find suitable accommodation in the city. In a sign that the student accommodation crisis has spread this year beyond the larger university cities such as Dublin or Cork, students studying in Limerick are paying up to €390 weekly for five nights in a hotel as part of a deal struck between Mary Immaculate College and three city hotels to accommodate students …” (more)

[Emma O Kelly, RTÉ News, 14 September]

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Calls for UL to intervene after 2,000 students party in estate

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Green Party councillor Sean Hartigan wants the University of Limerick to introduce an off campus code of conduct after hundreds of students caused havoc in nearby estates this week. The call came as the college year commenced and estates surrounding the UL campus witnessed a trail of destruction after student parties on Monday night …” (more)

[Alan Jacques, Limerick Post, 10 September]

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Two teens arrested as ‘student parties’ lead to ‘destruction’ at college accommodation in Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Gardai are planning to continue conducting ‘high visibility patrols’ near the University of Limerick following large student gatherings since colleges returned. They received reports on Monday and Tuesday night of gatherings in College Court, an estate that plays host to hundreds of students throughout the college term …” (more)

[Marita Moloney, Irish Mirror, 9 September]

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Student behaviour has caused Limerick landlords ‘to exit rental market’

Posted in Life on September 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A Limerick property letting agent has suggested the anti-social behaviour of some students has resulted in many landlords either selling up, or renting to professionals instead. This week, the Limerick Leader has highlighted a surge in demand for student accommodation units, with suggestions demand has spiked 30% since 2016, while the supply of property has fallen …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 9 September]

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University of Limerick continues to lead the way in gender equality in HEIs in Ireland with the first Irish Athena SWAN Silver Award

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s first ever Athena SWAN Silver award has been awarded to University of Limerick’s Department of Physics, it has been announced …” (more)

[Mark Reilly, Limerick Post, 8 September]

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Demand for student housing surges in Limerick – enquiries soar by over 30%

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

Ireland“As the autumn semester for local third level colleges begins, demand for accommodation has skyrocketed, with many students still trying to secure a roof over their head. One city auctioneer has revealed a 30% increase in enquiries from students seeking a bedroom – but at the same time, the number of houses on offer is falling, as homeowners take advantage of a buoyant selling market …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 7 September]

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Max of 300 at ‘in person’ lectures as University of Limerick outlines return plan

Posted in Teaching on August 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has implemented a maximum capacity of 300 students for face-to-face lectures for the new academic semester. Students have been informed via email that Week 1 of the Autumn 2021 semester commences on Monday, September 6 (first year students excluded) with teaching and exam weeks taking place as per the academic calendar …” (more)

[Aine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader, 24 August]

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Student accommodation schemes for Cork and Limerick get green light

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

Ireland“Developers have secured the go-ahead for 561 student bed spaces in two separate developments in Cork and Limerick cities. In granting fast track planning in two separate cases on Monday, An Bord Pleanála has cleared the way for the construction by Cloncaragh Investments Ltd of 318 student bed spaces and 30 build-to-rent apartments containing an additional 104 bed spaces at Punches Cross in Limerick …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Times, 23 August]

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UL tells HEA it’s working to address governance and spending issues, after controversial purchase

Posted in Governance and administration on August 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) has told the Higher Education Authority (HEA) that an audit of cultures and practices at the college is underway, following concerns over spending, recruitment and governance …” (more)

[Wayne O’Connor, Independent, 15 August]

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