Archive for 25 November 2010

Fifth of student grants not processed

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Some 21% of student maintenance grants have not been processed, Department of Education figures reveal. The figures released to Fine Gael’s education spokesman Fergus O’Dowd show three months into the college year nearly 13,000 out of the almost 60,000 applications have not been processed …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 November]

From primary to college, students are targeted

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Pupils from five years old to teens in university will feel the pain of the cuts in the education budget for years to come. No student will escape the impact of the Four Year Plan …” (more)

[Claire Murphy, Herald, 25 November]

Italian student protesters occupy Leaning Tower of Pisa

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Italian students protesting at education reforms have targeted two top tourist attractions, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum …” (more)

[BBC News, 25 November]

DCU Rejects USI: A Cause For Concern?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“In the weeks immediately following the National Student March in Dublin, DCU held a referendum asking its students whether they wished to re-affiliate with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) …” (more)

[The Student Observer, 25 November]

Daithi Linnane: March can still make a difference

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Students still haven’t given up hope that their protest can make a difference, according to UCCSU Deputy President Daithi Linnane …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 25 November]

Student fee hike ‘will hit numbers’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Thousands of students will be forced to drop out of college and emigrate if registration fees soared to €2,000 euro as proposed in the four-year rescue plan, it has been claimed …” (more)

[Independent, 25 November]

Ireland wins €269m from European R&D fund

Posted in research with tags on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Researchers from Irish companies and higher education institutions have won funding totalling €269m since 2007 for research projects in areas like ICT, health, nanotechnology and energy …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 25 November]

Students fees plan being debated

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“The Executive could be asked to pay extra for Northern Ireland students who want to study in England if fees here do not increase significantly …” (more)

[Independent, 25 November]

Labour to stage Commons debate on tuition fees on Tuesday

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Move intended to expose divisions among Lib Dems over controversial education policy …” (more)

[Patrick Wintour, Guardian, 25 November]

National ‘Radical Student’ meeting this Saturday after ICTU march

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Students from UCD, NUIM, TCD, NUIG, IADT and elsewhere will be marching on the ICTU demo this Saturday. Afterwards, we’ll be meeting in Seomra Spraoi to discuss the next step …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 25 November]

USI: four year plan ‘nail in the coffin’ of smart economy

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“USI President Gary Redmond has called the Government’s four year plan the ‘nail in the coffin’ of the Irish smart economy …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 24 November]

The National Recovery Plan, 2011-2014

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“… This, as I have already noted, must amount to the reintroduction of a tuition fee, as it appears no longer to be linked to ‘student services’. It also appears to be intended to have immediate effect, as the full yield from the higher fee is to apply in 2011 …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 25 November]

Students march over €500 fee hike

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“‘No fees, no cheese, no Fianna Fail TDs’ – that was the protest chant from hundreds of students who brought traffic to a standstill in Limerick city centre yesterday …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Independent, 25 November]

Tuition fee increase is ideological, says Denham

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“The coalition is not trebling tuition fees to cut the deficit, or to increase overall funding for higher education, but simply to transfer the cost to students and away from the taxpayer, John Denham, the shadow business secretary, warns today …” (more)

[Patrick Wintour, Guardian, 24 November]

Why investment in the humanities and social sciences matters

Posted in research with tags on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Knowledge is key to economic and social growth. Developing that knowledge is crucial – and the 10 years of the Irish Council for Humanities and Social Sciences are testament to that …” (more)

[Conor O’Carroll, Irish Times, 25 November]

Global crackdown on immigration threatens to dam the knowledge flow

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Political manoeuvring over immigration is set to stunt academic progress worldwide, governments have been warned …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 25 November]

Registration fee to go up to €2,000

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“The student registration fee is set to increase to €2,000, according to the Government’s newly unveiled National Recovery Plan …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 24 November]

Stirling University ‘broke law’ when laying off staff

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Stirling University could be forced to pay out hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation after terminating staff contracts without consultation …” (more)

[BBC News, 24 November]

ICTU Protest on Nov 27th 2010

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“A crucial first step in the resistance to the upcoming budget cuts of €6,000,000,000 will be taken this coming Saturday 27th November in Dublin at the ICTU national demonstration. Labour Youth NUIM will be there …” (more)

[Labour Youth NUIM, 24 November]

Academics honoured for ‘outstanding contributions’

Posted in Life with tags on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Two of Ireland’s most distinguished thinkers were yesterday awarded the country’s highest academic honour in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the world of learning and science …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 25 November]