UL students face expulsion for parties that break Covid rules

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

Ireland“Students at University of Limerick who organise house parties that break Covid rules could be fined or expelled. Colleges and institutes of technology have been told to have as few students on campus as possible for the next few weeks …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 26 September]

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Irish jobs: UCC, Trinity, UCD and more offer 100+ roles with incredible salaries

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

Ireland“More than 100 jobs are currently up for grabs in Ireland’s top education institutions. You could be paid more than €150,000 a year to work in some of the country’s best universities. And while you’ll have to be very well qualified to work in many of these jobs, it always worth having a look as there are some very varied roles available …” (more)

[Sam Roberts, Irish Mirror, 22 September]

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UL Spent €4,000 on Bed Linen for Ex-President’s House

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) spent almost €4,000 on bed linen for its now outgoing president’s multi-million house, the Irish Daily Mail has revealed. This news comes just months after Dr Fitzgerald, a University College Dublin (UCD) medical graduate, announced his intention to resign from his position as President of the university due to Covid-19 …” (more)

[Casey Conway, College Tribune, 16 September]

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Irish medical schools phase campus openings

Posted in Teaching on September 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The country’s six medical schools plan reopening this month on a phased basis for hybrid and campus teaching programmes while clinical placements have got underway …” (more)

[Valerie Ryan, Irish Medical Times, 1 September]

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Students urged not to rush into booking third level accommodation

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

Ireland“As the Leaving Certificate results date of September 7th draws closer, many students are facing uncertainty regarding where they will get accommodation for the academic year. Earlier in the summer, University of Limerick (UL) announced they have amended their accommodation offerings, allowing some students to avail of ‘flexible accommodation’ in recognition of the reduced on-campus time they will have due to Covid-19 restrictions …” (more)

[Muireann Duffy, BreakingNews.ie, 26 August]

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Go-ahead given for Limerick student complex

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“City planners have given the go-ahead to a six-storey student complex in the shadow of Thomond Park. Shelbourne Medical Properties has secured conditional planning permission to develop the building at the former Hassett’s bar …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 24 August]

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Dublin City University and University of Limerick are among Irish universities offering students short term renting on campus

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

Ireland“A number of colleges and universities across Ireland are planning to offer short-term rentals to students who will be completing the majority of their studies for the next academic year online. The Minister for Further Education Simon Harris asked that student accommodation providers, both university and privately owned, offer students flexible accommodation options if they do not need to attend classes in person this year …” (more)

[Shauna Ledwidge, The College View, 22 August]

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UCD Residences Cost Significantly More Than UL’s ‘Airbnb’ Style System

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students in University College Dublin (UCD) will pay more as a result of the university’s post-covid approach than those at the University of Limerick (UL). Following the announcement by UL of an ‘Airbnb’ system of student accommodation for the coming semester, it appears UCD students will pay more for living on campus in the upcoming trimester despite there being no confirmed number of on-campus hours …” (more)

[Casey Conway, College Tribune, 20 August]

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UL adopt Airbnb-style system for accommodation as students face staggered return

Posted in Governance and administration on August 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The annual dash for student will be quite different this year with few students returning to campuses around the country due to Covid-19 restrictions. While government guidelines highlighted the need for social distancing in classrooms and student accommodation, third level institutes were largely free to decide what their return to classes would look like …” (more)

[Muireann Duffy, BreakingNews.ie, 17 August]

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University of Limerick confirms plans for ‘full graduation ceremony’ for class of 2020

Posted in Governance and administration on August 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A full graduation ceremony is to take place for the University of Limerick Class of 2020 ‘as long as a second wave of Covid-19 does not hit prior to this’, it has been confirmed. UL Student Life has released a statement on its their website to update students on the situation …” (more)

[Martin Mongan, Limerick Leader, 10 August]

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UL will not alter fees for reduced access to campus

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has defended its decision that students paying up to €6,000 in fees for accommodation along with fees for their course will be only allowed on campus one week a month …” (more)

[Bernie English, Limerick Post, 27 July]

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UL graduates to be conferred in absentia

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

Ireland“University of Limerick (UL) graduates will have a Covid conferral next month but they’ll have to wait a while longer before they can celebrate their graduation. UL’s autumn conferring ceremonies were due to take place during the week of August 24 to 28 but the ceremonies were cancelled earlier this summer …” (more)

[Nicole Glennon, Limerick Post, 23 July]

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University of Limerick welcomes funding support package for higher and further education

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

Ireland“University of Limerick has today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD of a €168 million funding package for the Higher and Further Education Sector and a roadmap for the return to colleges in September …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 22 July]

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University of Limerick President challenges results of sex assaults survey

Posted in Governance and administration on July 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The number of sexual assaults on students at the University of Limerick and other third-level institutions are being grossly under-reported, according to a recent survey. Outgoing president of UL, Dr Des Fitzgerald, has said that the Sexual Experiences Survey, carried out by the Union of Students in Galway, ‘in no way reflects the reality or the frequency of sexual assault …'” (more)

[Bernie English, Limerick Post, 21 July]

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No twin room at UL as college confirm free accommodation for international students during self-isolation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A reduction in course fees for the next academic year is not being considered by the University of Limerick. However, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic the university has announced a number of changes in relation to accommodation for the forthcoming semester …” (more)

[Aine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader, 21 July]

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Father’s fury over rent for off campus University village

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The father of a Limerick student has described as ‘morally wrong’ the refusal of a student village to refund rent which was paid for accommodation that his son had to subsequently leave due to the Covid-19 pandemic …” (more)

[Aine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader, 19 July]

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‘Spend €10k for him to sit in his room?’ – UL student’s parent concerns over new semester

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Life on July 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The mother of a student hoping to begin his third level studies at the University of Limerick in September says she felt ‘a sharp shot’ when she read the details of how the new academic semester will play out. The woman from Leinster who is remaining anonymous at the request of her son is now contemplating alternative options for her son …” (more)

[Aine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader, 18 July]

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Students add their voice to the debate on UL’s blended approach

Posted in Teaching on July 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“When she returns to her studies at the University of Limerick in September, Ríona Maguire will spend three of the 12 weeks of the new semester on the university campus. While some students are opting to commute rather than pay for accommodation, Ríona, who lives in Cavan, doesn’t have that option …” (more)

[Aine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader, 17 July]

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Maynooth and Limerick universities sticking with re-opening plans despite three-week delay for CAO offers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Maynooth University (MU) and the University of Limerick (UL) are sticking with their re-opening plans despite the three-week delay in the release of the Leaving Cert results and CAO offers …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 17 July]

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No, Appointing One Female University President Does Not Shatter the Glass Ceiling

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Prof Kerstin Mey’s appointment as interim president of the University of Limerick (UL) earlier this week has – rightly – been lauded as historic. She is the first woman to lead one of Ireland’s universities in the 400 year-long history of third-level education in Ireland …” (more)

[University Times, 12 July]

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