Archive for UU

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]

£1m to fund University of Ulster project

Posted in research with tags on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“A major Northern Ireland company is to help the University of Ulster establish a Chair in Pharmaceutical Science with a £1 million donation …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 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]

GAA – DCU claim O’Connor Cup again

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“Dublin City University won the prestigious O’Connor Cup for a third successive year in dramatic fashion at blustery University of Limerick on Sunday. DCU scored a 3-08 to 1-11 victory against University of Ulster, Jordanstown in an entertaining final …” (more)

[RTÉ Sport, 20 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

St Patrick’s Day Message To Ulster Students

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

“The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ulster and the President of the University of Ulster Students’ Union have urged students to enjoy St Patrick’s Day responsibly …” (more)

[University of Ulster, 15 March]

Morgan steers UCC to title after 16-year wait

Posted in Life with tags , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

SIGERSON CUP FINAL: UCC 0-10 UUJ 0-7 Appropriately, the centenary of one of the GAA’s oldest competitions came to a traditional climax on Saturday as one of the original participants, UCC, won a first title in 16 years, their 21st in all …” (more)

[Sean Moran, Irish Times, 7 March]

UCC 0-10 UUJ 0-07

Posted in Life with tags , , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“UCC won their 20th Sigerson Cup title with a three points win over UUJ at Belfield …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 March]

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]