Opinion

The INTRA system puts the students last

March 3, 2020

If you’ve come across the INtegrated TRaining internship programme, which is a way of academically assessing students in a workplace relating to their chosen field, you will often hear them debating over a bad job (that pays) or a good job (which doesn’t, and which you are unlikely to get a permanent place in after working for them).

Budget 2019

BUDGET 2019: Review

October 9, 2018

Budget 2019 has been criticized as being an ‘election budget’ by Labour TD Joan Burton, after Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s speech on October 9th.

Budget 2019

BUDGET 2019: Education

October 9, 2018

Higher Education, Further Education & Training, and Research will receive an investment of €150 million, said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in his Budget 2019 speech on October 9th. 

DCU News

DCU joins Ireland’s Future Talent

October 3, 2018

DCU has joined a charter entitled ‘Ireland’s Future Talent’ which aims to make the Irish education system the best in Europe.

Opinion

Age is just a number

March 21, 2018

I found defence inside a shell. In three years I rarely took a day off, I am lucky, my husband has been my fall guy. I was not sure year two would happen.

National News

UCC to give refugees full scholarships

February 7, 2018

University College Cork has been granted the status of “University of Sanctuary” and will provide seven asylum seekers and refugees with full scholarships from September.

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News

Government announces Budget plans for education

October 11, 2017

We spoke to the major political parties about what they hope to achieve in this year’s budget in relation to third-level institutes. Now that the budget has been released here are their hopes so we

Opinion

Please, mind the gap year

November 30, 2016

The amount of students taking a gap year before college is increasing and taking the year out seems to be becoming very successful, writes Emily Crowley.

University News

New Scheme to Benefit Leaving Cert Students

November 30, 2016

Around 1,000 students taking the Leaving Cert in 2017 will benefit from the recent changes made to the Reasonable Accommodation at the Certificate Examinations scheme.

Opinion

Has traditional teaching passed its sell-by date?

October 26, 2016

With almost 10,000 leaving certificate exam appeals this year, Opinion Editor Shirley Donlon looks into the difference between leaving certificate education and university education, and argues that perhaps a change is necessary.