Archive for 7 August 2010

DIT rushes to create 900 extra places for jobless

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 7 August 2010 by Steve

“The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is scrambling to create 900 extra college places next month, following a surprise €3m invitation from the Department of Education and Skills …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 7 August]

University mentoring programme a hit

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 7 August 2010 by Steve

“A series of short films highlighting contemporary issues facing children from different backgrounds in Dublin were showcased at the Chester Beatty Library in the city centre yesterday. The films were the culmination of this summer’s Discover University Programme, which brought together 32 teens from disadvantaged and migrant communities in Dublin and partnered them with Irish and American third-level students …” (more)

[Stephen Mangan, Irish Times, 7 August]

The cost of education

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 7 August 2010 by Steve

“For those wondering how much it costs to put a child through the Irish education system, Bank of Ireland life have done some research and provided us with the answer: €67,149 …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 7 August]

Retrain in science, IT and sales, say experts

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 7 August 2010 by Steve

“Science, accountancy, sales, information technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical services are the areas the long-term unemployed should be considering if they are serious about retraining, according to a panel of recruitment and academic experts …” (more)

[Claire O’Sullivan, Irish Examiner, 7 August]