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#Higher Education

# 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 68,941 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 19,957 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 16,998 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 13,731 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 18,330 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 10,638 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 37,669 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 8,708 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 32,855 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 13,239 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 37,335 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 7,504 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 18,654 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 15,296 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 11,811 Views 69 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 7,293 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 13,092 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 15,816 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 11,067 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 316 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 16,052 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 52,580 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 24,585 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 13,645 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 789 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 11,935 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 6,908 Views 28 Comments

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

# higher-education - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings
# Edumacashional
# Edumacashional

Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings

Oct 1st 2014, 9:46 PM 30,369 Views 21 Comments

The Higher Education Authority said that Ireland is now at a “tipping point”.

# higher-education - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings
# Trinners For...oh
# Trinners For...oh

Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings

Sep 16th 2014, 6:15 AM 14,538 Views 39 Comments

Ireland’s top ranked institution is now 71st in the world, while two universities in the UK have moved up in the top ten.

# higher-education - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17
# Education
# Education

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

Aug 20th 2014, 9:56 AM 15,006 Views 61 Comments

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

# higher-education - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

First ever performance review of Ireland's higher education system now published
# Results
# Results

First ever performance review of Ireland's higher education system now published

Jun 11th 2014, 12:31 PM 9,635 Views 18 Comments

It found that half of 30-34 year olds have third level qualifications, the highest level in Europe.

# higher-education - Thursday 8 May, 2014

'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA
# Hierarchy
# Hierarchy

'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA

May 8th 2014, 3:57 PM 11,113 Views 63 Comments

The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.

# higher-education - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how

Aug 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 72 Views 11 Comments

Irish universities have been identified as the worst in the world at attracting industry funding, but it doesn’t have to be that way, writes Barry Heavey.

# higher-education - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant

Jun 19th 2013, 2:35 PM 5,376 Views 15 Comments

SUSI authorities say dozens of students haven’t been ruled on from last year – leaving them in limbo for their college future.

# higher-education - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors

Jun 18th 2013, 1:04 PM 5,410 Views 7 Comments

The EU group chaired by former president Mary McAleese recommended certified and continuous training for university teaching staff.

# higher-education - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote

Nov 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,706 Views 8 Comments

Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.

# higher-education - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'

Sep 19th 2012, 10:49 AM 6,456 Views 48 Comments

South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.

# higher-education - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students
# Congratulations
# Congratulations

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students

Aug 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,519 Views 14 Comments

Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.

# higher-education - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?

Aug 11th 2012, 2:20 PM 7,151 Views 103 Comments

Fine Gael TDs are threatening a revolt over plans to consider the value of family farmland when considering a grant application.

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them

Aug 11th 2012, 2:03 PM 4,295 Views 23 Comments

A number of TDs – including a cabinet minister – are opposed to planned changes to grant criteria. So what’s going on?

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