Archive for 29 November 2009

TCD library

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 29 November 2009 by Steve

“TCD library just been occupied by 70 students over hours cutbacks for next 24 hrs. Facebook group has updates: http://bit.ly/6yHfnf” (tweet)

[Michael Dowling, Twitter, 28 November]

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TCD students occupy library in protest over cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 29 November 2009 by Steve

“A group of around 80 Trinity students are occupying the university’s library this evening in protest over cuts to the library’s book-buying budget …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 28 November]

Home study?

Posted in Life with tags on 29 November 2009 by Steve

“The Irish Independent reported on Saturday that a majority of students are choosing a university or college in their vicinity. University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin all have well over 60 per cent of their students coming from their own city or county or those immediately adjacent; they are, perhaps oddly, Ireland’s most regional universities …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 29 November]

Intervarsities

Posted in Life with tags on 29 November 2009 by Steve

“GO UCD! Intervarsities finals!!!! UCD! UCD! :)” (tweet)

[Julie Galloway, Twitter, 28 November]

Governors urged to quit after £36 million student scam

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 29 November 2009 by Steve

“The body which funds English universities has taken the unprecedented step of calling for the mass resignation of governors at a university accused of misusing public money. It follows two damning reports which revealed that London Metropolitan University falsely claimed funding for thousands of students …” (more)

[Lucy Hodges and Richard Garner, University World News, 29 November]

Rectors defend their Bologna stance

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 29 November 2009 by Steve

“A meeting of German university heads in Leipzig attracted further angry student protests. Around 4,000 students joined a demonstration in the East German city to emphasise their frustration over the Bologna reforms. The Rectors’ Conference, representing university heads, claimed the protests were unjustified …” (more)

[Michael Gardner, University World News, 29 November]

Universities call for fee delay

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 29 November 2009 by Steve

“Top university academics have called on the Swedish government to delay plans to introduce fees for foreign students. The pro-rectors said making students pay fees would affect their internationalisation work and erode international masters degrees taught in English …” (more)

[Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News, 29 November]