Archive for agriculture

Agri-food job creation set to match rise of interest in college courses

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“Agri-food job creation in the coming years looks set to match the surge in interest in the sector’s third level college places, according to one recruitment expert …” (more)

[Joe Dermody, Irish Examiner, 10 March]

Record number of students apply for agri courses

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 9 March 2011 by Steve

“Students are deserting courses linked to the property sector in their droves, but record numbers are applying for degree programmes in the booming agriculture sector …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 9 March]

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]

A sharp points hike as students return to land

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“CAO points requirements for almost all agricultural courses rose significantly this year as the level of demand from students ratcheted up …” (more)

[Independent, 7 December]

Hiring ban sees Teagasc turn away students

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 October 2010 by Steve

“Two hundred and fifty students who wanted to take agricultural courses had to be turned away by Teagasc this year because of the Government moratorium on hiring staff, it emerged yesterday …” (more)

[Seán Mac Connell, Irish Times, 5 October]

UCD upgrade Ag courses

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 1 September 2010 by Steve

“Agriculture is set for a major promotion under new restructuring proposals in University College Dublin. The School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine in UCD could be upgraded to college status within the university structure, according to the new plans …” (more)

[Caitriona Murphy, Independent, 31 August]