Archive for QUB

Holyland delegation to meet Justice Minister David Ford

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“A delegation from the Holyland area of Belfast will meet Justice Minister David Ford later on Wednesday. They will discuss serious anti-social behaviour in the area …” (more)

[BBC News, 23 March]

Northern Ireland lecturers strike in pensions row

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

“Around 50,000 students across Northern Ireland have been affected by strike action as university lecturers took to the picket line in a row over pensions …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 22 March]

St Patrick’s Day relatively calm despite few arrests and injuries

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , , , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Eight people were arrested on St Patrick’s Day in the Holylands for offences including disorderly behaviour, criminal damage and assault. There were also a number of people injured and taken to hospital for treatment …” (more)

[Kerri-Anne Campbell, The Gown, 21 March]

Northern Ireland university lecturers stage strike

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Strike action by university lecturers will affect about 50,000 students in Northern Ireland …” (more)

[BBC News, 21 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]

Queen’s University and University of Ulster staff to strike over pensions row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Thousands of Northern Ireland’s students will miss out on classes on Monday as university staff are set to strike …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 19 March]

Lecturers to strike in pensions row

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

“Lecturers at Northern Ireland’s two universities will take strike action on Monday and Thursday to protest against revised pensions arrangements …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 18 March]

Vice-Chancellor Welcomes Peaceful St Patrick’s Day

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

“… Professor Richard Barnett paid tribute to the efforts of around 80 volunteers from the University of Ulster, QUB and Belfast Metropolitan College yesterday alongside community and political representatives, the PSNI and Belfast City Council to minimise anti-social behaviour on St Patrick’s Day …” (more)

[University Of Ulster, 18 March]

Eight arrested in Patrick’s Day celebrations in Holylands

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Eight people were arrested in south Belfast’s Holylands on St Patrick’s Day. They were detained for offences including disorderly behaviour, criminal damage and assault. A large amount of alcohol was confiscated by police …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 18 March]

How the planners and students brought Holyland to its knees

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“The police couldn’t sort it and neither could the politicians. Just about everything was tried – warden patrols, appeals and disciplinary action. But nothing it seems could stop the student rape of Belfast’s Holyland. Or their traditional riot on St Patrick’s Day …” (more)

[Lindy McDowell, Belfast Telegraph, 17 March]

St Patrick’s Day warning to Northern Ireland students

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“St Patrick’s Day is not an excuse to engage in drunken anti-social behaviour, a senior police officer has warned. Chief Superintendent Alan McCrum has told students in Belfast’s Holyland area to be on their best behaviour this year, or face serious consequences …” (more)

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

College ethos ‘will survive merger’

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

“The ethos and traditions of Stranmillis teacher training college will be continued after a merger with Queens University, the minister overseeing the plan has said …” (more)

[Independent, 15 March]

Holylands residents given Patrick’s Day warning

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , , on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“St Patrick’s Day revellers in the Holylands area of Belfast have been warned they could be left with a life-time hangover if they do not behave. Amid fears of a repeat of riotous scenes that have blighted festivities in the heavily populated student neighbourhood in recent years, the city council, police and universities have reminded party goers of the potential repercussions of their actions …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 15 March]

Queen’s University cannot allow free speech to be stifled

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“It is arguably our foremost seat of learning, a place (supposedly) of enlightenment where free discourse and debate is encouraged and freedom of speech enshrined. But is Queen’s University now becoming a cold house for speakers of the Jewish/Israeli persuasion? …” (more)

[Lindy McDowell, Belfast Telegraph, 3 March]

Public Meeting: After the Stuart Report – How can we fight fees and cuts?

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

“Free Education for Everyone (QUB) is holding a public meeting to discuss the implications of the recently published Stuart Report. In response to Stuart’s new findings, speakers will discuss the effect that this will have on students, but also on the wider impacts of cuts and how we can fight cuts and fees …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 20 February]

Minister Foster announces £6 million research centre for Northern Ireland

Posted in research with tags , on 18 February 2011 by Steve

“Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today announced the establishment of a new £6million research centre in Belfast. The Northern Ireland Advanced Composites & Engineering Centre (NIACE), to be located on Airport Road, Belfast is scheduled to open this autumn …” (more)

[University of Ulster, 18 February]

Students’ Union vows to ‘fight to the bitter end’ on tuition fees

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

“SU President Gareth McGreevy has spoken out against Joanne Stuart’s recent recommendations to the NI Executive on the future of university funding, a report which proposes increases in tuition fees of more than £2,000 per year …” (more)

[James Douglas, The Gown, 14 February]

QUBSU must lead the way in fighting cuts to education

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

“Dear Colleagues, I along with fellow members of the Northern Committee of the Irish National Teachers Organisation yesterday (Saturday 29th January) attended a demonstration organised by NISA against the removal of EMA and education cuts in general …” (more)

[Mary Cahillane, The Gown, 3 February]

World-class engineer and an eminent academic

Posted in Life with tags , on 29 January 2011 by Steve

“Sir Bernard Crossland, who has died aged 87, was one of Queen’s University’s most eminent academics, an internationally-renowned engineer, research pioneer, author and accident investigator …” (more)

[Irish Times, 29 January]

The Right to Education: Andrew Croskery’s challenge to his degree classification by Queen’s University, Belfast

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“In recent months the ‘right to education’ has been bandied round in the context of the debate on funding of higher education in the United Kingdom. In reality the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as incorporated into the UK’s law by the Human Rights Act 1998, provides a somewhat threadbare right of access to educational institutions …” (more)

[Colin Murray, Human Rights in Ireland, 13 January]