Archive for 10 May 2010

Conferring fee deferred, Students Union

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“The Students Union has announced that the controversial conferring fee is to be deferred by a full academic year following a wave of protest at the threatened introduction of the fee by college authorities. The fee – says the SU – will be deferred until 2010/2011 …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 10 May]

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Universities open to maths incentive

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“The President of NUI Maynooth has said universities would respond in a reasonably favourable way to a request by the Minister for Education that they consider the introduction of bonus entry points for Leaving Certificate mathematics …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 10 May]

Academic blogging event

Posted in Life with tags , on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“In order to discuss the past, present and future of the blog as a tool in the humanities, Pue’s Occurences has organised a one day symposium to be held from 10am to 5pm on 3 June 2010 in the Trinity Irish Art Research Centre (TRIARC) at Trinity College Dublin …” (more)

[Ireland after NAMA, 10 May]

Minister urges college places for those failing higher maths

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“Minister for Education Mary Coughlan has asked college heads to accept students who fail higher-level maths in the Leaving Cert exam. In a letter to college chiefs, she reveals how thousands of students drop from higher to ordinary-level maths every year in the run-up to the exam …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 10 May]

Mugged student out of coma

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“UCD student Natasha McShane, who suffered serious head injuries in an attack by a mugger wielding a baseball bat in Chicago last month, is out of a coma, her parents have said …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 10 May]

Find a little happiness

Posted in Life with tags , on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“In the debate about higher education funding and in the context of tuition fees, one of the arguments for fees has always been that a university degree gives a graduate much better career choices and opportunities for earning an attractive income …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 May]

Top universities in Russell Group fees review protest

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“Students from 20 leading universities are to protest against what they say are ‘underhand’ tactics in the review of tuition fees in England …” (more)

[Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 10 May]