Construction work starts on new €20m student centre at University of…

first_imgNewsEducationConstruction work starts on new €20m student centre at University of LimerickBy Staff Reporter – June 27, 2019 1187 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Twitter Facebook Previous articleCity and Soul: Star in the fashion infirmamentNext articleEmma Langford: New single ‘Goodbye Hawaii’ Staff Reporter Works on a major centre that will form a “new destination” for students at University of Limerick have started.The new Student Centre, a 3,529 square metre building set over three storeys, is in a prime front of house location adjacent to the Stables Complex and the Glucksman Library.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The facility, the total project cost of which is in the region of €20m, is being funded on a partnership basis between the students and the University. The students voted in 2016 by way of referendum to fund almost 80% of the capital cost through a development levy.Works on a brand new state of the art climbing wall at the UL Arena are also due to start next month, demonstrating UL’s commitment to providing top-class facilities that will enhance the student experience.Again, the student body is the major funder of the new climbing wall, which will be Ireland’s tallest and forms part of a raft of new campus sporting facilities that also include the 22-acre Maguire’s Field pitches.The new Student Centre – a ‘Centre for Student Life’ as articulated by the students – will support the student journey through UL and will be a space where students can relax, play, be informed and supported.It is intended as a new ‘destination’ for all UL students and will add significant value to the student experience, greatly enhancing the campus for future generations.The existing student centre, located in the Stables Courtyard, dates back to 1999 when the student population was half what it is now. There has also been a huge growth in the number of student clubs and societies, with membership likewise increasing.The anticipated completion date for the new Student Centre is November 2020.UL Student Life President Jack Scanlan said: “These student projects are the result of 12 years of hard work and perseverance by the students of UL who demanded more from their University experience through enhanced facilities, empowered by UL Student Life and supported by the senior management of UL.“The new multi-million euro student centre will be the hub of student activity for all students. We have outgrown our current building here in the Stables Courtyard and the new centre is set to cater for our ever-growing student numbers as well as the diversifying student population we have here on campus. The new centre is being built in the heart of the campus right across from the library with a view that this will be the focal point of student life on campus,” he added.Work on the climbing wall is expected to start in mid-July and be completed by May 2020. The design caters for both fun and expert climbers of all ages and capabilities.The architectural vision aspires to provide an iconic facility which draws inspiration from natural rock formations and strata, with the external materials contrasting with the brick finish on the Arena building.“The climbing wall will be Ireland’s tallest, standing at 21 metres and equipped with an ability to cater for the new Olympic sports of speed climbing. The Outdoor Pursuits club are one of our flagship clubs here on campus, catering for more than 750 students per annum, in rock climbing, mountaineering, caving, and hill walking and orienteering. It is fantastic that these students will now have a world-class facility to train in here on campus with the capability of catering for all three new Olympic category events,” said Student Life President Jack Scanlan.“Personally these projects fill me with a great sense of pride in the students of UL who over the last 12 years have not taken no for an answer and who believed in their vision to create a better UL for all our future students,” he added.UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said: “This new Student Centre is a wonderful example of how the student population can work with the University to create positive change.“From the concept, to design, to the majority funding of the project, this Student Centre shows how this campus is as dynamic as it is ever changing and as The Sunday Times Irish University of the Year and as the winner of the best student campus, the addition of this centre will support and allow UL Student Life to grow, collaborate and support the many societies and clubs which add significant value to the student experience.“Supporting the student experience is paramount for this University and this facility will be an excellent centre for UL’s vibrant student life.“UL students are pioneering in similar part-funded projects as this campus boasts the completed boathouse project and UL will also be home to a state of the art climbing wall that will challenge climbers of all capabilities once complete next summer.“The Student Centre and Climbing Wall will both be magnificent additions to campus,” he added. 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“Students Must Be Accommodated”: SC Tells CBSE & UGC To Take Instructions On Issue Of Results & Cut-Off Dates For Admissions

first_imgTop Stories”Students Must Be Accommodated”: SC Tells CBSE & UGC To Take Instructions On Issue Of Results & Cut-Off Dates For Admissions Sanya Talwar21 Sep 2020 11:18 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday asked CBSE & UGC to work in tandem and coordinate on the date of declaration of the results and cut-off date for admissions to universities respectively so that students taking compartment examinations till September 29 can avail admissions in universities.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna noted that these are exceptional circumstances and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday asked CBSE & UGC to work in tandem and coordinate on the date of declaration of the results and cut-off date for admissions to universities respectively so that students taking compartment examinations till September 29 can avail admissions in universities.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna noted that these are exceptional circumstances and that both CBSE & UGC should work in coordination to accommodate students who are currently taking compartment examinations. Accordingly, the CBSE & UGC have been asked to take instructions on the issue aforementioned by September 24, Thursday.Justice Khanwilkar to UGC Counsel: Please take instructions. Then We will direct the CBSE to ensure that the results be declared before the cut-off date.Senior Advocate Vivek Tankha appeared for the student petitioners and argued that if the students who are taking compartment exams are unable to avail college admissions, the exams shall be a fruitless exercise. Advocate Avishkar Singhvi told the bench that him and Advocate Tanvi Dubey had a list of colleges with their respective cut-off dates for perusal of the bench but the court said that it shall not be passing individual directions for colleges and shall instead wait for the CBSE & UGC to take a decision by Thursday, September 24.In the present plea, petitioners are challenging the CBSE’s decision to conduct compartment examination and seek revising of the cut-off dates for admissions of students of classes X and XII who are taking these exams  in September.On the last date, Senior Advocate Vivek Tankha, appearing had submitted that generally compartment exams are held before the college admissions.”The most important thing is that if we don’t get admission in colleges after the compartment exams are done, then our entire year gets wasted”, he submitted.”I want my Lord’s empathy. Create some room for them to get admission. This is their first attempt. It’s not their second or third attempt”, he urged. He prayed that a direction be passed to give students provisional admissions in universities.The bench then replied that notice will have to be served on all Universities for considering such a relief. At this point, Tankha suggested that the Union of India can issue necessary directions in that regard.Accordingly, the Court had directed that the copy of the petition be served on the Union of India.The bench also took up the plea filed on behalf of around 2,10,000 students who were placed in the compartment category, after CBSE declared the result for the said classes, based on an alternate evaluation method, in July this year.On September 4, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna had directed the CBSE to file an affidavit in reply by September 7, clearly stipulating the scheme of the examination and the way it is to be conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation.Last month, the top court had dismissed a plea seeking directions to the C.B.S.E to ensure that Petitioners and other students of class 10th and 12th in the compartment category, are not forced to appear in the compartment examination during the peak of COVID 19.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more