Archive for LIT

Institutes of technology discuss possible mergers across sector

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“A number of institutes of technology are already discussing possible mergers which are to be urged in the long-awaited higher education strategy being published this morning …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 January]

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One in four first-year students drop out at Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 3 November 2010 by Steve

“The number of first year students dropping out of Limerick Institute of Technology stands at nearly one in four, a report by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has revealed …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 3 November]

Rise in post-grad study

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“More third-level graduates than ever before are opting to further their education rather than enter the labour market. A survey of 2009 graduates at one of the country’s largest institutes – the Limerick Institute of Technology – has revealed that 17% of honours degree students continued to postgraduate education …” (more)

[Herald, 26 October]

Graduates extend education rather than risk joblessness

Posted in teaching with tags on 25 October 2010 by Steve

“It seems graduates may be choosing to stay on in college rather than risking the labour market at the moment. A new study by the Limerick Institute of Technology …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 25 October]

Musings from a Mature Student

Posted in Life with tags on 22 October 2010 by Steve

“Remember the days when you could get your mum to do your washing and there would be home cooked meal waiting for you when you got home from school? For some of us this is a distant past, as some of us are now the parent …” (more)

[Steven MP Gill, Inside View, 22 October]

LIT to create first franchise centre

Posted in teaching with tags on 8 October 2010 by Steve

“Europe’s first third-level centre for franchise development is to be established at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). The National Franchise Centre will offer specifically tailored training programmes to persons interested in taking up franchise opportunities in Ireland and abroad …” (more)

[Kerrie Kennedy, Irish Examiner, 8 October]

Learning Personalcasting Ideas from Tom Murphy

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 1 October 2010 by Steve

“Like Tom Murphy, I believe everyone needs to learn how to face a camera with confidence. Unlike Tom, I don’t believe Facetime will be the compelling application that makes camera-facing an essential skill of an active citizen. I think personalcasting is a story-telling skill and that’s why I’ve integrated cameraphone moments into the creative multimedia curriculum at LIT-Clonmel’s School of Media …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 30 September]