Archive for 1 March 2011

‘How I cheated the UCD exam system’

Posted in Legal issues, teaching with tags , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“‘There was nothing ingenious in the plan we concocted. It was nothing like Ocean’s Eleven or anything’, says ‘John’, who has sat exams on three separate occasions in the past two years on behalf of students that had been struggling with their course, including at least one case in which the individual had failed the paper previously …” (more)

[Paul Fennessy, University Observer, 1 March]

TCDSU seeking legal action over unregistered student voters

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) are considering legal action after a number of TCD students were turned away from polling stations in the capital during the General Election …” (more)

[Sarah Doran, University Observer, 1 March]

Confusion over allocation of contribution charge to services

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“Confusion has arisen as to how much funds will be allocated to student services due to the rebranding of the student registration fee for next term. The Student Contribution Charge, which was introduced when the 2011 budget was announced, will replace the student registration fee for the term 2011/2012 …” (more)

[Katie Hughes, University Observer, 1 March]

Exam Cheating: Reaction and Analysis

Posted in Legal issues, teaching with tags , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“Following revelations of cheating in exams, Quinton O’Reilly gets the reaction and opinion from this news …” (more)

[University Observer, 1 March]

The Big Academic Job Hunt

Posted in Life with tags on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“The academic job season is about to begin – broadly speaking March to August this is the period when most academic institutions begin to advertise the much coveted vacancies they hold for the following academic term …” (more)

[Lisa Marie Griffith, Pue’s Occurrences, 1 March]

Accommodation prices cut at student campus village

Posted in Life with tags on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“The NUI Galway student accommodation is the only on-campus residence in the county to have reduced its prices for the next academic year following a concerted campaign by the local students’ union …” (more)

[Denise McNamara, Connacht Sentinel, 1 March]

Universities braced for heavier research burden

Posted in research with tags , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“New rules on research funding will force academics to prove the impact of their work outside their own university …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Guardian,1 March]