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#Higher Education

# higher-education - Friday 12 August, 2022

University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September

Aug 12th 2022, 9:22 PM 15,709 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it will ballot all members unless an agreement is reached on pay.

# higher-education - Friday 29 July, 2022

Additional €2 million in financial supports for underrepresented and disadvantaged students
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Additional €2 million in financial supports for underrepresented and disadvantaged students

Jul 29th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,921 Views 1 Comment

The new funding will allow people who are on existing scholarships to retain funding for additional courses, including graduate entry medicine.

# higher-education - Monday 14 March, 2022

Minister says Irish third-level students fleeing Ukraine can continue their studies in Ireland
# Education
# Education

Minister says Irish third-level students fleeing Ukraine can continue their studies in Ireland

Mar 14th 2022, 8:23 PM 19,601 Views 3 Comments

Simon Harris said work is also underway to ensure Ukrainian people can access higher education in Ireland too.

# higher-education - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Over 20% increase in applications for courses related to the environment, new CAO figures show
# Next Level
# Next Level

Over 20% increase in applications for courses related to the environment, new CAO figures show

Mar 9th 2022, 6:35 AM 6,169 Views 1 Comment

There was a significant drop in the number of people seeking to study midwifery in 2022.

# higher-education - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey
# Survey
# Survey

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey

Jan 27th 2022, 1:41 PM 16,124 Views 17 Comments

Three in ten students said they did not feel well informed about intervening as a bystander.

# higher-education - Thursday 28 October, 2021

New technological university announced for the north west

New technological university announced for the north west

Oct 28th 2021, 3:58 PM 21,388 Views 23 Comments

Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology are to combine to become a Technical University.

# higher-education - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
# Back On Campus
# Back On Campus

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:22 AM 20,129 Views 8 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

# higher-education - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Return of large scale lectures ‘contingent’ on mass vaccination
# Third Level
# Third Level

Return of large scale lectures ‘contingent’ on mass vaccination

Jul 8th 2021, 10:30 PM 15,265 Views 17 Comments

Large-scale antigen testing will likely be rolled out in colleges and universities.

# higher-education - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different

Jun 15th 2021, 4:21 PM 9,692 Views 5 Comments

CMO Dr Tony Holohan has endorsed the return to college campuses in the coming academic year.

# higher-education - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Trinity College ranks 101st in global university ratings
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Trinity College ranks 101st in global university ratings

Jun 8th 2021, 10:05 PM 39,692 Views 25 Comments

The best university in the world, for a tenth consecutive year, is Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

# higher-education - Monday 15 March, 2021

Increased funding needed to tackle sexual violence in colleges, report finds
# Third Level
# Third Level

Increased funding needed to tackle sexual violence in colleges, report finds

Mar 15th 2021, 8:22 PM 7,489 Views 15 Comments

Investigations must be “independent, trauma-informed and fair to all parties”, the new Promoting Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence report says.

# higher-education - Monday 8 March, 2021

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

Mar 8th 2021, 11:51 AM 13,647 Views 11 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

# higher-education - Monday 1 March, 2021

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education
# Third Level
# Third Level

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education

Mar 1st 2021, 6:45 AM 9,104 Views 0 Comments

The funding is to support Traveller students progressing to higher education and during their studies.

# higher-education - Friday 25 September, 2020

Colleges and universities told to move most lectures online for next two weeks
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Colleges and universities told to move most lectures online for next two weeks

Sep 25th 2020, 4:04 PM 69,092 Views 78 Comments

The move comes as efforts step up to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

# higher-education - Monday 31 August, 2020

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister
# College
# College

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister

Aug 31st 2020, 11:06 AM 20,056 Views 43 Comments

Simon Harris also defended the fact that college fees would remain the same, even as courses move online.

# higher-education - Friday 24 July, 2020

Government to spend €200 million on re-education and job incentives
# July Stimulus
# July Stimulus

Government to spend €200 million on re-education and job incentives

Jul 24th 2020, 4:34 PM 17,062 Views 29 Comments

Employers will be given incentives to hire apprentices and young, unemployed workers.

# higher-education - Monday 20 July, 2020

Over €100 million in Covid-19 support funds sought for third-level sector
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Over €100 million in Covid-19 support funds sought for third-level sector

Jul 20th 2020, 7:25 AM 13,767 Views 15 Comments

The two-metre social distancing rule is also expected to apply on university campuses that reopen in the autumn.

# higher-education - Thursday 18 June, 2020

DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees
# Education For All
# Education For All

DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees

Jun 18th 2020, 6:32 PM 18,460 Views 101 Comments

A recent study by DCU proved that access programmes help improve participation by refugees in higher education.

# higher-education - Monday 27 April, 2020

Minister reminds that SUSI grants and other student funds continue as more applications expected
# Students
# Students

Minister reminds that SUSI grants and other student funds continue as more applications expected

Apr 27th 2020, 10:18 AM 10,681 Views 3 Comments

There is a focus on student learner needs and wellbeing at the moment.

# higher-education - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 8th 2020, 12:15 AM 37,791 Views 33 Comments

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

# higher-education - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment
# College Campuses
# College Campuses

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

Feb 18th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,913 Views 9 Comments

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

# higher-education - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor

Jan 5th 2020, 2:25 PM 33,426 Views 168 Comments

20 female-only professorships are expected to be in place by September this year.

# higher-education - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review
# Religion
# Religion

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,480 Views 32 Comments

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

# higher-education - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from
# International Students
# International Students

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from

May 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 37,531 Views 33 Comments

There has been a 45% increase in students from non-EEA countries since 2013.

# higher-education - Friday 18 January, 2019

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

Jan 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 7,626 Views 7 Comments

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

# higher-education - Friday 14 December, 2018

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future

Dec 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,690 Views 27 Comments

I’m a single mother of four who was once homeless but now I’m working and studying for a degree. I want to let everyone know about An Cosán Virtual Community College, writes Róisín Kelly

# higher-education - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie?

Oct 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,340 Views 51 Comments

Minister for Higher Education says the statistics paint a picture of our third level institutions hot housing harassment and assault.

# higher-education - Thursday 1 February, 2018

More women than men are in full-time work after graduating - but they earn less over time
# Pay Gap
# Pay Gap

More women than men are in full-time work after graduating - but they earn less over time

Feb 1st 2018, 3:57 PM 11,833 Views 94 Comments

The CSO and HEA released the report that monitored graduates from 2010 to 2014.

# higher-education - Monday 17 July, 2017

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly
# State Examinations
# State Examinations

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

Jul 17th 2017, 3:28 PM 7,310 Views 12 Comments

It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.

# higher-education - Sunday 18 September, 2016

'The Cinderella sector' of Irish education needs extra funding just as badly as our top universities
# Further Education
# Further Education

'The Cinderella sector' of Irish education needs extra funding just as badly as our top universities

Sep 18th 2016, 8:45 AM 13,117 Views 8 Comments

“Even in high-tech companies you need non-graduate staff to fill a lot of roles within the company.”

# higher-education - Monday 11 July, 2016

The future of third-level education could mean no fees
# All The Options
# All The Options

The future of third-level education could mean no fees

Jul 11th 2016, 4:44 PM 15,851 Views 56 Comments

Alternatively, it might mean student loans. A new report by an expert group puts three options up for consideration.

# higher-education - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so
# Cold Hard Cash
# Cold Hard Cash

Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so

Mar 24th 2016, 6:51 PM 11,106 Views 27 Comments

The union said a 1% levy on profits could be used to remove the €3,000 student registration fee.

# higher-education - Monday 21 December, 2015

Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea
# Column
# Column

Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea

Dec 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 402 Views 74 Comments

We know very well the negative consequences of a student loan system. Just look at the United States, writes Julien Mercille.

# higher-education - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Inside the PR machine - how Ireland's top universities recruit Chinese students
# Come On Over
# Come On Over

Inside the PR machine - how Ireland's top universities recruit Chinese students

Aug 16th 2015, 11:15 AM 16,171 Views 11 Comments

International tuition fees have become an important source of revenue for cash-strapped Irish universities.

# higher-education - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees

Aug 12th 2015, 8:54 PM 52,683 Views 217 Comments

Anna Kern and her mother moved to Ireland from Ukraine in 2013.

# higher-education - Monday 20 July, 2015

Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job
# Girls And Boys
# Girls And Boys

Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job

Jul 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 24,642 Views 66 Comments

An independent panel, chaired by former European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to investigate the issue.

# higher-education - Monday 22 June, 2015

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts
# Enough Is Enough
# Enough Is Enough

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts

Jun 22nd 2015, 12:49 PM 13,696 Views 40 Comments

Union says academics’ working hours are far greater than established norms.

# higher-education - Sunday 10 May, 2015

What value are we putting on higher education?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What value are we putting on higher education?

May 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 937 Views 45 Comments

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

# higher-education - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities

Feb 18th 2015, 6:00 PM 11,972 Views 22 Comments

A new report also found that less deaf students are now attending college in Ireland.

# higher-education - Monday 24 November, 2014

Half of parents don't know how to advise their children on further education
# College Ready
# College Ready

Half of parents don't know how to advise their children on further education

Nov 24th 2014, 8:14 AM 6,938 Views 28 Comments

A new survey has also found that the majority want them to progress to higher education.

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