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.
Trinity College (TCD) is the first Irish third level institute to launch an on-campus Covid-19 testing programme available for students and staff.
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has approved funding for 15 new female professor positions, to help reduce the gender gap that exists for senior academic roles.
Professor Kersten Mey has recently been named as the new president of the University of Limerick (UL), becoming the first woman in Irish history to hold such a position.
Frustrated residents living near University College Cork (UCC) continue to speak out against what they claim are parties being held in violation of Covid-19 restrictions, following a confrontation with students renting in the area.
DCU campus accommodation may be made available to the HSE on an emergency basis if the Covid-19 pandemic worsens.
DCU campus accommodation is set to increase the cost of rent by four per cent for the academic year 2020/2021.
A 24/7 mental health text line was launched by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) on Monday November 18th.
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and SIPTU have partnered up together to create a Postgraduate Working Rights Charter highlighting and protecting the working rights of postgraduate students in third-level education.