UL’s Kemmy Business School awarded prestigious international accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School has been awarded a prestigious global accreditation, joining the top 5% of international business schools recognised by AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 20 August]

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University of Limerick to host workshops on sexual consent

Posted in Teaching on August 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is to host a sexual consent workshop this week. Last year UL ran 48 consent workshops, primarily delivered by student life officers at the university …” (more)

[Mike Finnerty, Limerick Leader, 12 August]

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Over 140 sign petition against Limerick student halls plans

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 140 people have signed a petition against plans for a €30m student village opposite Punch’s Cross. The proposals for 326 bedspaces through 100 apartments and 30 buy-to-rent units are currently being decided An Bord Pleanala, having skipped local planners due to the fact more than 100 living spaces are being provided …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 10 August]

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For LGBT Students, Rainbow Housing Offers a Place They Can Call Home

Posted in Governance and administration on August 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Last week, the University of Limerick announced a rainbow housing scheme as an option for queer students. This programme has come under scrutiny by many, who have called the project a means of ‘segregation’ and a step back in the march towards equality. I would argue that this is untrue …” (more)

[Nathan O’Regan, University Times, 6 August]

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Twitter Debaters: It’s Too Soon to Condemn, or Canonise, Rainbow Housing

Posted in Governance and administration on August 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick found itself at the coalface of social debate this week, with its new ‘rainbow housing’ project sparking online divisions. Responses to the project – which seeks to provide a living space for members of the LGBT community and their allies – have, perhaps predictably, been mixed …” (more)

[University Times, 4 August]

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In University of Limerick, Students Divided on LGBT Housing Scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students and politicians are divided on the recent move by the University of Limerick (UL) to launch a student accommodation scheme aimed at members of the LGBT community, with the Clare mayor labelling ‘retrograde’ an initiative that has been defended by UL’s student leaders …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 4 August]

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Mayor describes ‘rainbow housing’ at university as ‘a bit daft’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A mayor has criticised so-called ‘rainbow housing’ at a leading university as an ‘over-the-top retrograde step’. Earlier this month, the University of Limerick (UL) unveiled plans to provide on-campus accommodation exclusively for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or intersex (LGBTQ) …” (more)

[Independent, 2 August]

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Chips are down over Punches Cross student apartments plan

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“No off licence or fast food outlets will be tolerated at a proposed student accommodation development at Punches Cross. That was the strong message from Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin at a special meeting in City Hall about the 100-apartment development this Monday …” (more)

[Alan Jacques, Limerick Post, 1 August]

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Limerick residents object to development of over 300 student accommodation spaces

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 140 residents in Limerick are objecting to the development of a student accommodation, which would accommodate 300 students, from going ahead. Cloncaragh Investments Ltd lodged an application directly to An Bord Pleanála last month under the Strategic Housing Development framework – meaning it can bypass the local authority and go straight to An Bord Pleanála …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 3 July]

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University of Limerick’s Rainbow housing plan is ‘retrograde’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Mayor of Clare Cathal Crowe has described the University of Limerick’s plan for LGBT-only housing as ‘retrograde’. Earlier this month, our sister newspaper, the Limerick Leader exclusively revealed the plans by the college to provide on-campus accommodation exclusively for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or intersex (LGBTQ) …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 31 July]

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University of Limerick commences assessment of city centre campus site

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

Ireland“The University of Limerick has commenced its ‘discovery phase’ of their ambitious plans to bring the institution into the city centre. The new site, which they officially took over from Dunnes Stores in May, could be completed in as early as 2022, at an estimated cost of €46m …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 24 July]

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University launches housing aimed only at LGBT students

Posted in Governance and administration on July 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A leading university has launched a housing scheme specifically for LGBT students to enable them to adapt to college life. Anyone applying to the University of Limerick (UL) for this September will be able to request accommodation available only to lesbian, gay and transgender students …” (more)

[Rory Tevlin, Independent, 19 July]

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PhD student has monthly grant cut by €400 over Google Maps calculation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A PhD student will have her monthly grant cut by €400 after a shorter route to her university was calculated via an unnamed road on Google Maps. Niamh Dillon, who is in the second year of her PhD at the University of Limerick, will see her Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant cut after the awarding body calculated a shorter distance for her to travel to university …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 11 July]

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Towering Limerick student halls project ‘could open by 2021’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A multi-million euro plan for student accommodation on the edge of the city could be completed by the year after next, developers have predicted. Cloncarra Investments has formally sought permission from An Bord Pleanala under new fast-track planning laws, which will see the delivery of new housing developments sped through the system …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 4 July]

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Burglar who ‘targeted’ student homes in Limerick is jailed

Posted in Legal issues on July 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A young man who deliberately targeted and broke into several student houses in the Castletroy area of the city has been jailed for four and-a-half years …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 2 July]

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UL masterplan for Limerick city centre campus to cost €46m

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has announced that it is now acting on more than €66m worth of major projects, namely their ambitious city centre masterplan and a new student centre which is now under construction …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 27 June]

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Construction work starts on new €20m student centre at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Works on a major centre that will form a ‘new destination’ for students at University of Limerick have started. The new Student Centre, a 3,529 square metre building set over three storeys, is in a prime front of house location adjacent to the Stables Complex and the Glucksman Library …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 27 June]

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University of Limerick criticised for ‘governance failure’ that may cost €1.2m

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has criticised the University of Limerick for what it has says is a ‘governance failure that could have cost the State €1.2 million’. The findings are contained in a document circulated among members of the PAC as they finalise their latest periodic report …” (more)

[Jennifer Bray, Irish Times, 27 June]

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Concern as students at University of Limerick get ‘wrong’ results

Posted in Teaching on June 24th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A University of Limerick student who has fallen victim to a results mix-up is at fears that he may not graduate if the issue is not rectified. University of Limerick has informed the Limerick Leader that since 75,000 grades were released on Monday, June 17, 13 grade change requests from academic departments have been made – totalling 0.02% of grades given …” (more)

[Rebecca Laffan, Limerick Leader, 23 June]

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‘Watch this space’: First sign of activity at new University of Limerick city campus site

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Members of the public have reacted positively to the first visual sign of activity at University of Limerick’s new city centre campus site. A giant purple banner, emblazoned with the message ‘Watch this space’ and the UL logo, was erected at the former Dunnes Stores at Honan’s Quay this Thursday afternoon …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 13 June]

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