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News Around the Universities – Issue 8

Trinity College Dublin

George Ezra has sparked rumours he will be playing this year’s Trinity Ball on April 6th, with the event included in a list of venues he will tour in the coming months in a quickly deleted post on his website.

National University of Ireland Galway

The NUIG Access Centre has announced 170 new places will be introduced for full-time undergraduate courses for applicants through Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Further Education and Training (FET), and Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) pathways, in a bid to improve the accessibility of third-level institutions to disadvantaged or minority prospective students. This marks a 66% increase in the number of places available through the route from the previous academic year.

University College Dublin

UCD has received approval to commence building a new €300 million student housing complex, increasing on-campus accommodation from 3,179 to 5,357. Additional student facilities will also be built under the new planning permission.

Mary Immaculate College

An app has been launched at Mary I that will allow students to check on their academic progress, look up grades, make module selections, and send messages asking for extra support, all via their phone.