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]