Archive for 11 November 2010

UCD celebrates the launch of the Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive

Posted in research with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) digital repository draws on UCD’s extensive archival resources, allowing this material to be accessed in a digitised format from a single virtual location …” (more)

[Library.ie, 11 November]

David Cameron calls for ‘full force of law’ against student rioters

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused as protesters smashed windows, damaged furniture and daubed walls with graffiti, sparking a four-hour stand-off in Westminster. Police have arrested 50 people …” (more)

[Daily Telegraph, 11 November]

Doubling of student registration fee ‘off the agenda’

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Third-level students may be facing less financial hardship than they had expected next year – it has been reported that the Government has abandoned plans to double the student registration fee …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 11 November]

USI’s Tell Your TD Campaign Generates Over 25,000 Letters in 14 Days

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) & NUI Galway Students’ Union have enjoyed major success with a national campaign, which urges students and the public to lobby their local TDs to cap the registration fee at its current level of €1,500 and protect the student maintenance grant from cuts …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 11 November]

Impact pilot recommends only minor tweaks to HEFCE plans

Posted in research with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The pilot exercise to test the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s plans to assess economic and social impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework has reported back, and on the whole the people who took part — at least those who chaired the evaluation panels — are satisfied that it works …” (more)

[Brian Owens, Exquisite Life, 11 November]

Students vow to continue rioting over fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Protesters who smashed the Conservative Party headquarters at Millbank yesterday have vowed to continue a campaign of civil disobedience …” (more)

[Andy Bloxham, Daily Telegraph, 11 November]

Government to raise student registration fee by up to €800

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The Government has abandoned plans to double the student registration fee. Instead, students face an increase of €500-€800, bringing total charges to just over €2,000 …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 November]

Education cuts plan ‘threatens 2,000 jobs’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The Government is considering drastic cuts in education which could see the loss of up to 2,000 jobs, the Irish Independent has learned …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 11 November]

The politics of protest

Posted in Life with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The very first protest march that I ever participated in was in Germany in 1969, and it was about the growing prominence of a German neo-Nazi party, the National Democratic Party of Germany (the NPD) …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 11 November]

Photos & Video: Student protest against Garda brutality

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Up to 700 people turned up to protest against recent Garda brutality at a march organised by Free Education for Everyone and Students in Solidarity …” (more)

[Edufactory Ireland, 10 November]

Top 100 earners in education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – Seán Flynn and Peter McGuire’s report on salaries in third-level education reveals that, of the more than 20,000 people who work in higher education, less than one third of one per cent (0.3%) earn more than €150,000. In the education sector as a whole (95,554 full-time staff), there are a mere six people out of every 10,000 earning more than €150,000 …” (more)

[Mike Jennings, Irish Times, 11 November]

Hi-tech shape of future protests

Posted in Life with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“… But today’s protesters are unlikely to repeat such mass confrontations. Today’s ‘action’ was notable because it caught police unawares. Protesters had deliberately kept their plans quiet, and used the cover of a mass demonstration to launch a breakaway group with a specific target. They organised themselves using text messages and Twitter, with many in the crowd knowing what was about to happen long before police did …” (more)

[Paul Lewis and Adam Gabbatt, Guardian, 10 November]

Student services cost less than €2k

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“College charges for student services which the Government may increase to around €2,500 are only costing universities between €1,589 and €1,943 a year per head …” (more)

[Niall Murray and Scott Millar, Irish Examiner, 11 November]

Up to 500 students protest over Garda behaviour

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Up to 500 students marched through Dublin last night in a peaceful protest against the behaviour of gardaí during a demonstration last week. The protest, organised by two groups, Free Education for Everyone and Students in Solidarity, began at the Wolfe Tone statue on St Stephen’s Green, opposite the Department of Finance …” (more)

[Pamela Duncan, Irish Times, 11 November]

Russell hit by UCD cutbacks

Posted in Life with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“UCD manager Martin Russell is to lose the majority of his back-room staff, with the Belfield club set to work with a dramatically reduced budget next term. Well-regarded first-team coach Aaron Callaghan is among those on the way out as UCD look to cut down on their non-playing staff budget …” (more)

[Daniel McDonnell, Irish Examiner, 11 November]

London student protest turns violent

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“A demonstration against tuition fees by tens of thousands of students and lecturers in London descended into violence today when a group of protesters smashed their way into the headquarters of the Conservative party …” (more)

[Heidi Blake, Independent, 10 November]

Students tune up for orchestral performance

Posted in Life with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Ireland’s top music students tuned up their instruments at the National Concert Hall yesterday, ahead of tomorrow night’s special performance with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra …” (more)

[Independent, 11 November]

Students critical of Thursday election date

Posted in Life with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The Government has been sharply criticised by the Union of Students in Ireland for holding the Donegal South West byelection on a Thursday …” (more)

[Deaglán de Bréadún and Paddy Clancy, Irish Times, 11 November]

Remedi to close gap between stem-cell research and human trial

Posted in research with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Funding was announced this week to speed up the development of medical treatments based on adult stem-cell research …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 11 November]

Mixed Colours luck for UCD

Posted in Life with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“UCD retained the David Faiers Cup after a 2-2 draw with Dublin University at College Park yesterday, but it was not all good news for the Blues, with Ciaran Lawlor’s last-minute goal denying them a place in the play-offs of the Colleges and University Premier League …” (more)

[Independent, 11 November]