Archive for the Fees and access Category

Tansey scholar: Tralee student awarded

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“A business student has become the first recipient of a University of Limerick scholarship set up in memory of the late Paul Tansey, who was economics editor of The Irish Times …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 24 March]

Dáil Éireann Written Answers – Higher Education Grants

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 24 March 2011 by Steve

Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reverse the cuts to third level grants, the impact of which will force thousands of students out of college …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann – Written Answers, 22 March]

Manchester University to charge £9,000 tuition fees”

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“As another institution announces it will charge students the maximum, there are fears that the government may be forced to cut university places …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 23 March]

College backs down from conferring fees threat

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“UCC has finally agreed to back down from the threat of a €65 fee to be levied on graduating students of the college, after the university’s finance committee discussed the issue Mon. night and decided against introducing the hotly opposed fee …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 23 March]

Forecasting university tuition fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“On tuition fees, the general picture is clear. Top universities will charge the full £9,000. Less prestigious universities will charge less. But where does the ‘top’ end, how low will the bottom go and what’s going to happen in the middle? …” (more)

[William Cullerne Bown, Exquisite Life, 23 March]

Graduation fees at UCC ruled out this year

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Controversial graduation fees will not be introduced at University College Cork (UCC) this year …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 23 March]

Foreign students numbers to be cut by 25%

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

“Government to close fake colleges, bar students with poor English skills and bring in new rules on staying after courses end …” (more)

[Guardian, 22 March]

University funding warning as Essex sets £9,000 fees

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Ministers were today warned of a looming university funding crisis after Essex became the latest institution to announce flat rate tuition fees of £9,000 …” (more)

[Graeme Paton, Daily Telegraph, 22 March]

Disadvantaged Catholics more likely to attend university than Protestants

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

“Disadvantaged Catholics are twice as likely to attend university as Protestants, according to a new report commissioned by Independent unionist Assembly member Dawn Purvis …” (more)

[Gerry Moriarty, Irish Times, 22 March]

It is shortsighted for school-leavers – and their parents – to shun Arts degrees

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

“Is studying an Arts degree a good idea in the current economic environment? Clearly some students and their parents don’t think so. Applications for 1st Arts in UCD – the largest course in the State – are down by 11% …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 22 March]

12 graduates to benefit from €500,000 anonymous donation

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“A €500,000 donation from an anonymous private donor will provide an opportunity for 12 graduates to attend UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School …” (more)

[Doireann McDermott, Silicon Republic, 21 March]

LIT first choice for 1,300 students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“More than 1,300 students have listed the Limerick Institute of Technology as their first preference for third level education. New figures from the Central Applications Office place the Limerick Institute of Technology as the fourth most popular college in the country for level eight programmes …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 20 March]

Oxford University moves to defy Nick Clegg over state school admissions

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“Deputy prime minister’s call to lower entry requirements for disadvantaged pupils rejected as ‘nonsense’ by academics …” (more)

[Daniel Boffey, Observer, 20 March]

FEE call for mass support for UCU strike action

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Free Education for Everyone (FEE) QUB have called on all students to support striking lecturers by not attending class on Monday 21st and Thursday 24th of March. Added to that FEE QUB call on all students to attend their nearest picket line on both strike days and to actively support their lecturers …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 19 March]

Twenty largest student debts revealed

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“The biggest debt currently owed to the Student Loans Company is £66,150, the BBC has learned. A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the total sum of the 20 largest student debts is over £1m …” (more)

[Julia Ross, BBC News, 19 March]

More students from UK seeking Irish college places

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“With third-level fees in England on the rise, increasing numbers of students from the UK are applying for places in Irish colleges. According to CAO figures, there has been an 11% increase in applications from the UK in comparison with the same time last year …” (more)

[Cían Nihill, Irish Times, 19 March]

Will the higher fees gamble pay off?

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“As more universities indicate they intend to charge fees of £9,000, one big question looms: can the government afford its own policy? …” (more)

[Mike Baker, BBC News, 19 March]

Legality doubts may scupper plans to charge European students

Posted in Fees and access, Legal issues with tags , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Further doubt has been cast on Scottish Government plans to charge European students up to £1700 a year to stave off the current crisis in university funding. Academics and student representatives argued that the proposals from Michael Russell, the Education Secretary, could be open to challenge on the grounds of discrimination …” (more)

[Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland, 18 March]

£84,000 to pay for a degree

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“University graduates could end up paying twice as much for their degrees than expected under the new system of fees, the BBC claimed yesterday …” (more)

[Robert Winnett, Daily Telegraph, 18 March]

Adverts aim to explain rise in tuition fees

Posted in Fees and access on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“After a winter of protests, the Government is attempting to win the hearts and minds of prospective students with a series of adverts explaining the increase in tuition fees …” (more)

[Kevin Rawlinson, Independent, 18 March]