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Erasmus to proceed for Trinity students on voluntary basis

In email today, College announced it would not be cancelling exchanges after previously shedding doubt in April

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Erasmus exchanges are to proceed for Trinity students in Michaelmas term on a voluntary basis, College has informed students on Friday. 

In an email to students, College announced that they would not be cancelling the Erasmus programme for the upcoming

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Colleges to focus on small group learning to comply with Covid-19 restrictions

Universities are planning to create a “blended” education between online and in-person learning.

Most Irish universities have announced that they are planning on limiting access for students to college campuses to a few days a week, with many replacing most lectures with online tuition in the next academic term and placing an emphasis

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Government to create Ireland’s second technological university in Munster

Cork Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Tralee are set to merge to form the new university

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced the creation of the Munster Technology University (MTU), a merger between Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee).

The merger between the two technology institutes was announced today, following earlier

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USI to lobby for Covid-19 rent suspension following a vote of the union’s Congress

Several motions were passed by USI’s National Congress today, many of which related to the union’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will campaign for a rent suspension for students, for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, following a vote of union delegates at the USI’s National Congress.

The motion passed by the Congress contains

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University of Limerick to refund students for campus accommodation

The university previously stated that it would not refund students who had to leave their accommodation early due to Covid-19 concerns.

The University of Limerick (UL) governing body has advised the college to refund students living in campus accomodation, becoming the last of Ireland’s seven universities to indicate that students would be refunded for rent.

To date, UL students have been

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USI candidates bid for delegate votes over livestreamed hustings

Hustings took place on Monday as part of USI’s national congress

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Candidates for officer positions in the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) outlined their stances on student issues over a livestream on Monday in a bid to attract delegates’ votes from students’ unions around the country. 

The livestream acted as