Archive for 4 January 2011

Re Croskery [2010] NIQB 129

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 4 January 2011 by Steve

“On this blog last year, I discussed the circumstances in which a university student could challenge a grade in court. Just before Christmas, the Northern Ireland High Court handed down a very important judgment on this issue …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 4 January]

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UCAS data show rises in university applications in England and Wales, falls in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 4 January 2011 by Steve

“The number of people bidding for a university place in the UK for 2011-12 is up by 2.5%, according to the latest figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service …” (more)

[Simon Baker, Times Higher Education, 4 January]

Anti-cuts campaigners meet to debate next move

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 4 January 2011 by Steve

“Student and union activists join with anti-tax avoidance and anti-racism campaigners to discuss tactics at NetrootsUK summit …” (more)

[Matthew Taylor, Guardian, 4 January]

Israel should be Ireland’s science & research model

Posted in research with tags , on 4 January 2011 by Steve

“Since the late 1990s Ireland has pumped billions into science and research, and completely transformed the landscape for science in Ireland – for the better. This money was spent on supporting research talent and building facilities for them to work in. That’s all good, but the strategy for moving Irish science onto the next level is flawed on many levels. The Government would do well to take a look at a highly successful model – Israel …” (more)

[Science Spinning, 4 January]

New Green World University Ranking

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 4 January 2011 by Steve

“The recently published table has Berkeley in first place and the University of Nottingham in second …” (more)

[Registrarism, 4 January]

University of Kent student sit-in to end

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 4 January 2011 by Steve

“Students occupying a building at the University of Kent have said their protest at education cuts and rises in tuition fees is to end …” (more)

[BBC News, 4 January]

The Croke Park challenge

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 4 January 2011 by Steve

“In the spring of 2010 the government and public service trade unions in Ireland agreed on a framework agreement (the Croke Park agreement) intended to maintain industrial relations peace and promote public sector reform, and maybe reduce exchequer costs …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 4 January]