LIT President strongly encourages Class of 2020 to continue education as…

first_imgNewsEducationLIT President strongly encourages Class of 2020 to continue education as guidelines for academic delivery are publishedBy Cian Reinhardt – June 16, 2020 393 Email Print Facebook Previous articleMajor delivery of PPE by Heroes-Aid to frontline workers across County Limerick todayNext articleLimerick Pride 2020 to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community online Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Linkedincenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of Limerick Institute of Technology.Picture Sean Curtin True Media.THE LEAVING Certificate Class of 2020 has been encouraged to “come onto” Limerick Institute of Technology’s campuses to continue their education this upcoming academic semester.LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane, is strongly encouraging new third-level students to continue their journey in education, saying, “We want you to come onto our campuses, where we will ensure your safety and provide you with a stimulating college experience.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Cunnane, who is currently the Chair of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), was speaking after principles and guidelines for programme delivery for the 2020/21 academic year were published this week.The guidelines, to be adopted by LIT and all other Institutes of Technology across Ireland, set out how students and communities will be supported over the coming months and through the next academic year.LIT recently unveiled its roadmap to reopening its campuses and outlined preliminary plans for the new 2020/21 academic year.The institute will introduce a blended model of learning which will include remote teaching and lectures coupled with practical classes and tutorials that will take place predominantly on campus.Professor Cunnane welcomed the guidelines and recognised the importance of the student experience in producing graduates that respond to regional industry needs.The LIT President said they want students and parents/guardians across the country to know “that we will take care of you and all of our students next year”.“Our model blends the theoretical with the practical, and because of this our students will continue to be on campus for much of their learning,” Professor Cunnane said, adding, “It may be happening in a different way, but it will be happening.  The entire sector has been working to ensure that our students will be safe and will experience college life.”Although LIT’s campuses will be open more fully from September 2020, the volume of people on campus at any given time may be substantially reduced to allow for social distancing and other public health directives.Professor Cunnane said students who accept their CAO offers for an LIT course will “be beginning an exciting and dynamic professional journey” that will help shape not only their future, but that of the region and Ireland.Returning LIT students will return to their studies on September 14, with incoming LIT students beginning their term on September 28, in line with all others Institutes of Technology across the country.LIT is planning to maintain all services for students throughout the academic year 2020/21.More details on the principles and guidelines for programme delivery for the 2020/21 are available on www.thea.ielast_img read more

Communication is the vital key

first_img Previous Article Next Article Communication is the vital keyOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Effective communication with staff is vital to the success of changemanagement, according to former chief executive of the London Borough ofLambeth Heather Rabbatts.Speaking at the HRD 2000 conference, Rabbatts said her own experiences atthe beleaguered authority had driven home the importance of telling peoplewithin the organisation what was going on.She said it was important to ensure the consistency of the message beingcommunicated.”If you do not align what you are saying to your people in yourorganisation and what you are saying to the public you will come unstuck. Youhave to engage honestly with people about what is going on.”Although she accepted the importance of electronic communication methods,she warned against using it as a replacement for traditional means of sharinginformation in the office.”It does not capture the essence of communication.”In order to keep staff motivated, Rabbatts said it was important toimplement initiatives that put “runs on the board”, in terms ofeasily recognisable successes.In Lambeth she drove forward a scheme to ensure all public lights on localestates were functioning correctly.In addition, she stressed the importance of allowing staff to makedecisions.”Nine times out of 10 it does not matter what decision you make – justmake the decision.”Rabbatts also highlighted maintaining the momentum of change as a keycomponent of change management. Motivation needs to be considered in terms ofhow people are incentivised and rewarded, she said. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Mackay brushes off Mourinho claim

first_imgCardiff boss Malky Mackay has suggested Jose Mourinho’s assertion that his side are time-wasters is hypocritical. Press Association Mackay, who is preparing his side for Saturday’s meeting with Norwich at Carrow Road, insists he has not been concerned by Mourinho’s comments about Cardiff. But the Scot was also quick to point out the Portuguese has previously been accused of time-wasting himself, including during the 2003 UEFA Cup final between Porto and Celtic. “It doesn’t really bother me in the slightest,” said Mackay. “I am pretty sure it was borne out of the frustration at being sent off. “I think when you look at four minutes stoppage time being held up, nowadays that is a pretty normal standard amount of time in the second half. “You speak to the fourth officials and they tell you that it’s 30 seconds for a sub, 30 seconds for a goal. “There were three goals in the second half, and five subs. “Everyone is the same in terms of that. When you are frustrated it is something else you might blame. “I remember watching Porto play Celtic in the UEFA Cup final a long time ago, that allegation was labelled at him by Martin O’Neill at the end of the game. It is just something that is borne out of frustration at being sent off.” At the time O’Neill had said of Mourinho’s team: “I will probably get into trouble for this, but it was poor sportsmanship. The rolling over, the time wasting.” Mackay’s own frustration stemmed from the manner in which Chelsea equalised after Jordon Mutch had put the Bluebirds ahead at Stamford Bridge, with Eden Hazard profiting when Samuel Eto’o was wrongly allowed to rob David Marshall of possession as the keeper bounced the ball in his box. Mackay has since sought clarification from Professional Game Match Officials chief Mike Riley on the incident, and was expecting to receive a response on Friday. But with Cardiff and Norwich both down in the lower reaches of the Premier League table, Mackay says the time has come to move on and focus on the task of picking up an important three points. “There is always a sense you feel you have been hard done by when you feel there is some sort of injustice that happens, but you have got to get it out of your head quickly,” he said. “It is something that happens to every team all over the land at some point. Come the end of the game we reflect on it, but there was a lot of good things to come from the game. “Had we have gone in at half-time 1-0 up, it would have been a slightly different team talk and different approach, but looking at the performance, which is what I look at every week, I was very, very happy with the performance of a lot of my players against a team who are going to be challenging for the Premier League title. “Now we face a side who I think have got experience throughout their team. They have invested again and there are guys who have played together for many years. “I think the atmosphere, the tight pitch, always make for a tough game at Carrow Road. I have never had an easy one and that included when I played there.” The Chelsea manager lambasted the Bluebirds for what he saw as negative tactics during last weekend’s 4-1 win over the Welsh club. Mourinho was sent to the stands by the officials after venting his fury, and subsequently received an £8,000 fine from the Football Association for “improper conduct”. last_img read more