Archive for fees

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]

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]

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]

Could Education Bring Down the Government?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“It has been said that the program for Government approved last week in the Dáil is high on rhetoric but low on detail, leaving the detail to be hammered out at cabinet level …” (more)

[Henry Burrows, University Times, 18 March]

Executive pressed over student fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“The Northern Ireland Executive has been pressed to make a swift decision on student fees …” (more)

[Independent, 16 March]

Tuition fees off new government’s agenda

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“The two political parties making up the newly-elected government in Ireland – Fine Gael and Labour – have avoided a major row between them by agreeing to yet another review of the controversial issue of student funding …” (more)

[John Walshe, University World News, 16 March]

FEE Derry Organising Meeting March 21st

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“On April 6th there will be mass student demonstrations across the UK and in Northern Ireland called by the National Union Of Students. We need to discuss what to do on that day. Since school students are not members of the NUS, will probably have to do something in conjunction …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 16 March]

EU students could be charged to study in Scotland

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“Students from other EU countries could be charged to study in Scotland, the education secretary has revealed. Mike Russell told the Scottish Parliament that, if re-elected, the SNP government would also increase fees to students from other parts of the UK …” (more)

[BBC News, 16 March]

University chief’s plea to Assembly: Stop dithering on tuition fees

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“The Chancellor of the University of Ulster has warned that the Assembly needs to make a decision on tuition fees quickly for the sake of local students seeking a place in third level education …” (more)

[Lesley-Anne Henry, Belfast Telegraph, 16 March]

Student Tuition Fees: Ulster Vice-Chancellor Statement

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“University of Ulster Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett has responded to today’s consultation proposals on student tuition fees by DEL Minister Danny Kennedy …” (more)

[University of Ulster, 15 March]

Tuition fees ‘should be £6,000’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“A new report on student fees in Northern Ireland has effectively recommended nearly doubling levels to almost £6,000 per year, MLAs have been told …” (more)

[Independent, 15 March]

Two Birds, One Stone

Posted in Fees and access, teaching with tags , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“With all the hemming and hawing and handwringing about whether and how to reintroduce student fees, something has been lost on almost everyone but working lecturers: the woeful rates of student attendance …” (more)

[Ernie Ball’s Blog, 14 March]

A Scottish dilemma?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“Higher education has become a key issue in the developing Scottish election campaign. Or to be more precise, how to fund it has become an issue …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 11 March]

Reassuringly expensive

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

“When Parliament voted almost to treble to £9,000 the maximum annual tuition fee that can be charged students at English universities from September 2012, coalition ministers had three aims …” (more)

[Economist, 10 March]

Welcoming the new Irish education minister

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“The new Minister for Education and Skills is Ruairi Quinn. I have known him for some time, and remember debating industrial relations law with him when he was Minister for Labour in the 1980s. I regard him as a good choice for the education portfolio, in which he has both experience and an established interest …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 March]

The right answer

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“#pfg11 freebie for review of HE funding – just cog http://t.co/Vmqw5Z1. My students will do it for you … inc contingent loan is your answer” (tweet)

[Colm Harmon, Twitter, 7 March]

NUIG Students’ Union vows to keeps pressure on new TDs

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“Labour TDs Derek Nolan and Colm Keaveney will come under severe pressure from the NUI Galway Students’ Union not to re-introduce third level fees in any form …” (more)

[Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 3 March]

USI to pressure Labour over pre-Election commitment

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has said that it will make sure that the Labour Party keep to the pledge that they signed before the election saying that they would not increase fees …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 2 March]

USI reminds Labour Party of pre-election promises

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has warned that students will not forget if the Labour Party fails to fulfil its promises regarding third level fees …” (more)

[Education Matters, 2 February]

Students in fees warning

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland has warned that third-level fees must be a red line issue during government negotiations ahead of the inception of the 31st Dáil …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 2 March]