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]