The Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) has called for increased supports and training for students to tackle sexual harassment in Irish universities.
The Minister of Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris has announced the formation of a working group dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of third-level students.
Uptake of Erasmus or study abroad programmes in Trinity College (TCD) dropped by 70 per cent in the first semester of this year according to Provost Patrick Prendergast, as reported by the University Times.
In a statement, the Irish Universities Association (IUA) said that universities are conscious of the uncertainty students are facing and have therefore planned to begin semester two of the academic year predominantly online.
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have launched a virtual campaign for international students within Ireland.
The decline in international students attending Irish universities this year was not as drastic as previously expected according to a report from The Times.
The government announced a move to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions nationwide beginning at midnight on Wednesday October 21st.
DCU will receive €2.9 million in funding towards academic research that was hindered by Covid-19.