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Government Releases Strategy for Increasing Traveller Participation in Higher Education

On the 4th of July, the Irish Government published their National Action Plan (NAP) for Increasing Traveller Participation in Higher Education. The plan was originally launched last November by TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor in TU Dublin, on World Access to…

How the New Department of Higher Education Will Affect Students

With the formation of a new government comes the announcement of the new Department for Higher Education, Innovation and Science. Simon Harris, Fine Gael TD for Wicklow is now to take the position of a dedicated Minister for Higher Education,…

UCD Jumps Eight Places In World Rankings, While Brexit-Ridden UK Takes A Tumble

The QS World Universities Rankings were updated this week and have presented good news for University College Dublin (UCD). The South Dublin university increased its world-ranking by eight places, ranking it 177th in the world. Trinity, NUIG and UCC also…

Law

Minister Publishes Framework for Consent in Higher Education

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has published a Framework for Consent in Higher Education Institutions. This arises out of a consultation with the Consent Expert Group, who wish to implement the best practices for…

President Deeks: ‘Since the Global Economic Crisis, Trust in Universities has Reduced Around the World’

UCD President Andrew Deeks has told staff that ‘trust in universities has reduced around the world’, following the global economic crisis. He made the statement to staff in his latest Presidential Bulletin, while reflecting on his recent trip to Ghana….

Long-Awaited Cassells Report into Third-Level Funding Crisis Released

The cost of funding the higher education sector will need to increase by €600 million a year by 2021 stated the Cassells Report, which was released today. The report, officially titled “Investing in National Ambition” has said colleges and universities…