Waterford IT will deliver lectures, tutorials and classes remotely

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced that all lectures, tutorials and practical classes will be delivered remotely for the academic year, as a result of Covid-19.

Will the Dublin universities follow them…

Irish Times link here: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/educ…tely-1.4343014

Landlords in the area won’t be making much rent this year so, unless students already signed leases

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But Harris has said they should get their money back, lease or no lease. There was a proper row with a university in the mid west about this in April/May.

It will be interesting to see how many international students turn up over the next few weeks.

Rumours that some of the universities are chartering flights to transport them to Dublin.

They’ll be disappointed when they hear that lectures are to be held online.

And even more annoyed when they find out their digs has no, or at best piss poor broadband

This is true.

The Times reported two weeks ago that this plan has since been abandoned.

Link to The Time article here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/irish-universities-on-financial-tightrope-as-covid-hits-plan-to-fly-in-overseas-students-3s6kgqg6f

Thats interesting and likely why Harris has been on the radio promoting the lowering of standards for this years intake ie theyll likely need to get Irish kids in to shore up the absence of foreign students.

The private colleges such as Griffith and NCI likely to be hit particularly badly by their absence

Will also be interesting to see how the rental market is performing come October November

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