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MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions

first_imgNewsEducationLimerickMIC Student Experience Virtual SessionsBy Sarah Carr – May 7, 2021 74 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Mary Immaculate College LimerickPicture Credit Brian Gavin/Press 22THE MIC Student Experience virtual sessions, set to take place on the 1 and 2 of June, will see students from both MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles, and graduates who are now pursuing a range of further study and career paths, talk about college life. The free-flowing in conversation sessions will cover topics such as how to navigate the transition to third-level education, tips on managing finances, sporting and social life at MIC and much more.  Session participants will also talk about their programme of study.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  According to Dr Geraldine Brosnan, MIC Director of Student Life, “Students today are looking for the complete college experience – an excellent education, great student supports, a vibrant student scene and a good balance between college work and recreational time. The MIC Student Experience sessions will be an ideal opportunity for CAO Change of Mind applicants to get an insight into what college life at MIC is all about.” Dr Brosnan adds that MIC prides itself on offering excellence in teaching, learning and research, and under the normal run of events offers plenty of opportunities to get involved in sporting, cultural and social activities. Highly sought-after degrees combined with extremely responsive student services means that students get a rounded education at MIC and are supported every step of the way. The teaching and learning experience along with cultural, sporting and artistic opportunities, as well as welfare and support services such as health facilities, counselling and pastoral care, are what makes the MIC student experience so unique.  According to Emma Byrne, 1 Year BA in Education, Gaeilge and Business Studies student in MIC Thurles, “Although college life consisted of a laptop and home this year, I still felt a sense of belonging to MIC. The approachable lecturers, realistic deadlines and shorter days made my first year very enjoyable. I found Irish grinds with MIC provided support and gave me lots of confidence with the language. MIC is a student-centred college that prioritises us – I am really looking forward to life in MIC Thurles with friends when things get back to normal!” A large part of the student experience is engagement with the students’ union. The Mary I Students’ Union (MISU) plays a key role in giving students a voice, helping them to use it, and enriching the college experience. The benefits of having an active students’ union are many and varied – MISU gives students a say in their own student/college life, they create a positive college experience for students, help students to integrate into MIC and facilitate extra-curricular activities for students. For many student’s involvement in sport is what makes their college experience. MIC has a proud sporting history with many students, and alumni, making their mark having represented county and country in various sports including GAA, hockey, rugby, athletics, handball, soccer and rowing. Many current and past students are playing at county-level in Gaelic games and individuals are excelling in a number of sports at national and international level including Ciara Griffin (Ireland women’s rugby), Roísín Upton (Ireland women’s hockey) and Amy O ’Donoghue (middle distance runner for Ireland) to name but a few. The MIC senior hurling team have won the Fitzgibbon Cup twice. Indeed, MIC recently introduced Elite Sports Scholarships open to all students who have excelled in their chosen sport. MIC strives to enrich the lives of the students and staff through introducing art into the surroundings, hosting cultural events and fostering an atmosphere where the community can express itself. There are numerous opportunities for students to participate in informal productions and public performances. The College has a particularly active drama society, the MIC Dramatic Arts Society (MIDAS), which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019 and the MIC Limerick campus boasts a 510-seat theatre, the Lime Tree Theatre, which plays host to the best in local, national and international performing arts. MIC also boasts a community radio station designed for the third-level students of Limerick. Wired FM, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, is always looking for volunteers who want to try their hand at student broadcasting.  According to Station Manager, Ray Burke, “Wired FM offers so many opportunities for the learning and development of students. Not only do we provide a source of specially tailored programming for student listeners, but the content is produced by students for students. It’s a forum for the cross pollination and exchange of ideas, especially with Wired’s unique set up, where there are multiple colleges and campuses involved in the partnership.” Both the MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles campuses are within walking distance of social and cultural hubs making both campuses great places to live and study and offer students the complete college experience. According to Bachelor of Arts graduate, Tina ODwyer, “Choosing MIC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. MIC is a diverse place where you are constantly given chances to broaden your horizons academically as well as opportunities to grow as a person.” Take the MIC Virtual Tour here.Questions can be submitted during the Live Sessions or in advance to [email protected]  Register for the MIC Student Experience Sessions at www.mic.ie/CAO TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMICMIC LimerickMIC Student ExperienceMIC Thurles Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Previous articleAer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – CroweNext articleLimerick Filmmaker’s Movie in New York Festival Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more

Have Lower Lending Standards Pushed Credit Scores Down?

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago It’s been one of the biggest stories to follow in mortgage lending: After years of too-loose and then too-tight credit access, average FICO scores are now slowly floating down, and the market looks a little more open for low-score borrowers.But do these steady declines really indicate a loosening in standards among lenders? “Afraid not,” say researchers at the Urban Institute’s (UI) Housing Finance Policy Center.In a blog post published late last week, UI’s Jun Zhu, Laurie Goodman, and Bing Bai assert, “A market composition change—not lower lending standards—explains the decrease in average credit scores for conventional and FHA [Federal Housing Administration] mortgages.“Despite rising home prices and gradual housing recovery, the mortgage lending rules have remained tight, inhibiting housing demand and economic growth,” they continue.In their post, the researchers examine Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report, which shows average credit scores for conventional purchase loans in March stood at 755, while FHA loans were at an average 684—both down from last year.In their own findings, the UI team found credit scores for conventional mortgages averaged 752, down from 758 a year ago, while scores on FHA purchase loans were down to 686 from 697. The findings echo Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report, which showed average scores for conventional purchase loans at 755 and FHA loans at 684 in March.However, pooling the loans together reveals credit scores were flat: “The average credit score of all purchase loans stayed around 730 during the one-year period—no actual credit easing.”Rather, the researchers say the shifting market is behind the decreases in approved credit scores. With FHA raising its insurance premiums, private mortgage insurance has started to look more attractive to those borrowers whose FICO scores rate high by FHA standards but still fall on the low end of GSE standards.As a result, the group says, FHA is losing business at the higher end of its credit score range, bringing its average score down. (According to the team, the share of borrowers in FHA’s 680–759 and 760+ brackets dropped as of March to 40 percent and 8 percent, respectively—down several percentage points in each bracket.)Meanwhile, the GSEs are taking those same borrowers, in turn seeing their own average scores fall.It’s because of that change—and not declining credit standards—that average scores are on the decline, the researchers conclude: “Most of the buzz about credit score declines in GSE and FHA loans are due to higher FICO score borrowers now choosing GSE lending over FHA—shifting the market share and reducing the credit scores of both.” Credit Scores Ellie Mae FICO The Urban Institute 2014-05-05 Tory Barringer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Personal Income Strong in March Next: Clear Capital: Best Home Deals in ‘Mid-Tier’  Print This Post May 5, 2014 664 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Have Lower Lending Standards Pushed Credit Scores Down? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Have Lower Lending Standards Pushed Credit Scores Down? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Scores Ellie Mae FICO The Urban Institute Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articleslast_img read more

Parent Education Adjunct – Shelton

first_imgDescription*This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for futurevacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacanciesoccur.*Olympic College is recruiting adjunct faculty to join the facultyand staff team and to teach Parent Education classes at the SheltonCooperative Preschool.Olympic College, an award-winning higher education institution inWashington state, strives to attract faculty who will helpaccomplish the college mission of helping students succeed. As ateaching-focused institution, Olympic College is recruiting facultywho will enthusiastically support the College’s commitment to theacademic success for all of our students, including firstgeneration students, students of color, students with disabilities,military veterans, active duty, and dependents, students of varyingages, students of diverse sexual-orientations and genderexpressions, and students of diverse socio-economicbackgrounds.As an Achieving the Dream institution, the college is part of anetwork of more than 220 colleges, each committed to helpingstudents achieve their college and career goals. Olympic Collegeseeks applicants who are dedicated to student-centered learning,closing achievement gaps, leading diversity and social justicelearning opportunities, and employing data-informed decision makingin their instruction.Click the “How to Apply” button for more information.last_img read more