Archive for 28 January 2010

Hayes misleading on university presidents’ paycuts and college registration charge

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, has described a statement today by Fine Gael’s education spokesman, Brian Hayes TD, as misleading and opportunistic. Minister O’Keeffe said: ‘Deputy Hayes says I never formally or informally asked the seven university presidents to volunteer to take pay cuts …'” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 28 January]

Universities tell funding review of fees benefits

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“University heads have told an inquiry into tuition fees that the introduction of the charges in England has helped universities and students alike. Vice-chancellors’ group Universities UK told the first hearings of a review of fees that they had brought financial sustainability to universities …” (more)

[BBC News, 28 January]

A fee by any other name

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“the IUA Oireachtas submission today (Jan28) was inadequate. An exact account of how reg fees are being spent by Irish universities is needed.” (tweet)

[USI, Twitter, 28 January]

University student charge a ‘fee’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“The heads of the State’s main universities have acknowledged that the student registration charge is being used to fund academic services such as libraries and is a form of fees. The Joint Oireachtas Education Committee met earlier today to discuss the use of the student support charge with the heads of seven universities and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 28 January]

FG questions delay in third-level grants

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“The Fine Gael Spokesman on Education, Brian Hayes, has asked if one in ten third-level students who applied for student support had not yet received their grants. Mr Hayes directed the question towards Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe in the Dáil …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 28 January]

University Heads bluntly admit that registration charge is third level fees – Hayes

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD, has today called on the Minister for Education to respond to the evidence that was given at today’s Dáil Education Committee where the seven University Presidents admitted that student registration fees were fees by the backdoor …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 28 January]

UCD: White coats symbolise medical students’ advance to clinical training

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“240 stage 4 medical students were ‘robed’ with their white coats by medical academics at a special ceremony at UCD. According to Professor Bill Powderly, Dean of Medicine, the white coat symbolises not just the historical authority of the physician but moreover, the responsibility of physicians to put the interest of their patients first …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 28 January]