Archive for 22 January 2011

On Occupation and the University: A Discussion

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“Following international coverage of the occupations of universities across the UK and Italy, the occupation here of the Department of Finance during anti-student fee protests late last year and the occupation of Department of Education grounds with the ‘surprise conference’ on education, the Provisional University and FEE invite you to a discussion on occupation and the university …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 22 February]

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‘When I went to college, I thought I could stay in Ireland. Not any more’

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“A steady stream of recent graduates looking for fresh opportunities abroad flocked to an education and career exhibition yesterday …” (more)

[Allison Bray, Independent, 22 January]

Denis Conniffe, RIP

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“For those who haven’t heard the sad news, Denis died on January 20. He worked for many years in the ESRI and then, in his ‘retirement’, in NUI Maynooth and UCD …” (more)

[Aedín Doris, Irish Economy, 22 January]

Government needs to fund agri-education

Posted in teaching with tags on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“In the next seven weeks, politicians from all parties will turn up at your day looking for your vote. I know I’ll be asking them all about their commitment to education …” (more)

[Eoin Lettice, Communicate Science, 22 January]

63% of graduates consider emigration

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“Over 63% of recent graduates and industry professionals will consider emigrating in the current economic climate according to new research …” (more)

[Sarah Kirkwood, Inside Ireland, 21 January]

Student claims college made deportation threat

Posted in Fees and access, Legal issues with tags on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“An overseas student has claimed in court that when he insisted on the refund of an €8,000 tutorial fee from a Dublin business college, he had been told the college would have him deported …” (more)

[Ray Managh, Irish Times, 22 January]

No relief on first €2,000 of fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“Tax reliefs for student fees are to be curtailed under new provisions in the Finance Bill. The move will particularly affect part-time, full-time, postgraduate and other students who are not part of the free-fees scheme …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 22 January]