Archive for 26 January 2011

Mature students bear brunt of budgetary cutbacks

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“From January 2012, student grants will be reduced by 4% and mature students will no longer automatically qualify for the non-adjacent rate of grant. The non-adjacent rate is given to students living 45 kilometres away from the university, up from 24 kilometres prior to the budget …” (more)

[Karen O’Neill, College News, 26 January]

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Peer review

Posted in teaching with tags on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“I’m asking students to peer review each other’s work this semester. Any comments/thoughts much appreciated. Details: http://bit.ly/exKsP3” (tweet)

[Stephen Kinsella, Twitter, 26 January]

Mardyke Arena improvements to be ready for centenary year

Posted in Life with tags on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“A new Mardyke Pavillion, along with an extension to the gym complex, will be completed this year. The changes are set to coincide with the hundred year anniversary of the Mardyke area being used for sports and recreation by UCC …” (more)

[Byron Murphy, College News, 26 January]

20% of graduates out of work

Posted in Life with tags on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“A fifth of recent graduates are unemployed – the highest proportion for more than a decade, statistics published today show …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 26 January]

Canadian singer is first Liverpool Beatles graduate

Posted in teaching with tags on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“A Canadian singer has become the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in The Beatles …” (more)

[BBC News, 26 January]

Third Level Charges

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 26 January 2011 by Steve

Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills further to her budget 2011 announcement, the precise student contribution charge that will apply in the case of siblings in 2011 …” (more)

[Dáil Written Answers, 25 January]

Tánaiste welcomes passing of Student Support Bill by Seanad Éireann

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, today welcomed completion of the final stages of the Student Support Bill in the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Bill is likely to be one of the last pieces of legislation passed by the current Dáil and Seanad …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 26 January]