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Colleges and universities told to move most lectures online for next two weeks
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Colleges and universities told to move most lectures online for next two weeks

Sep 25th 2020, 4:04 PM 68,937 Views 78 Comments

The move comes as efforts step up to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister
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Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister

Aug 31st 2020, 11:06 AM 19,949 Views 43 Comments

Simon Harris also defended the fact that college fees would remain the same, even as courses move online.

Government to spend €200 million on re-education and job incentives
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Government to spend €200 million on re-education and job incentives

Jul 24th 2020, 4:34 PM 16,983 Views 29 Comments

Employers will be given incentives to hire apprentices and young, unemployed workers.

Over €100 million in Covid-19 support funds sought for third-level sector
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Over €100 million in Covid-19 support funds sought for third-level sector

Jul 20th 2020, 7:25 AM 13,730 Views 15 Comments

The two-metre social distancing rule is also expected to apply on university campuses that reopen in the autumn.

DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees
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DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees

Jun 18th 2020, 6:32 PM 18,322 Views 101 Comments

A recent study by DCU proved that access programmes help improve participation by refugees in higher education.

Minister reminds that SUSI grants and other student funds continue as more applications expected
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Minister reminds that SUSI grants and other student funds continue as more applications expected

Apr 27th 2020, 10:18 AM 10,635 Views 3 Comments

There is a focus on student learner needs and wellbeing at the moment.

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic
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Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 8th 2020, 12:15 AM 37,661 Views 33 Comments

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment
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Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

Feb 18th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,702 Views 9 Comments

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor
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Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor

Jan 5th 2020, 2:25 PM 32,839 Views 168 Comments

20 female-only professorships are expected to be in place by September this year.

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review
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Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,238 Views 32 Comments

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from
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Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from

May 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 37,325 Views 33 Comments

There has been a 45% increase in students from non-EEA countries since 2013.

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees
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Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

Jan 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 7,501 Views 7 Comments

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future
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Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future

Dec 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,654 Views 25 Comments

I’m a single mother of four who was once homeless but now I’m working and studying for a degree. I want to let everyone know about An Cosán Virtual Community College, writes Róisín Kelly

Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie?
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Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie?

Oct 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,296 Views 51 Comments

Minister for Higher Education says the statistics paint a picture of our third level institutions hot housing harassment and assault.

More women than men are in full-time work after graduating - but they earn less over time
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More women than men are in full-time work after graduating - but they earn less over time

Feb 1st 2018, 3:57 PM 11,811 Views 69 Comments

The CSO and HEA released the report that monitored graduates from 2010 to 2014.

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly
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Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

Jul 17th 2017, 3:28 PM 7,293 Views 12 Comments

It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.

'The Cinderella sector' of Irish education needs extra funding just as badly as our top universities
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'The Cinderella sector' of Irish education needs extra funding just as badly as our top universities

Sep 18th 2016, 8:45 AM 13,091 Views 8 Comments

“Even in high-tech companies you need non-graduate staff to fill a lot of roles within the company.”

The future of third-level education could mean no fees
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The future of third-level education could mean no fees

Jul 11th 2016, 4:44 PM 15,816 Views 56 Comments

Alternatively, it might mean student loans. A new report by an expert group puts three options up for consideration.

Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so
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Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so

Mar 24th 2016, 6:51 PM 11,066 Views 27 Comments

The union said a 1% levy on profits could be used to remove the €3,000 student registration fee.

Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea
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Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea

Dec 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 311 Views 74 Comments

We know very well the negative consequences of a student loan system. Just look at the United States, writes Julien Mercille.

Inside the PR machine - how Ireland's top universities recruit Chinese students
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Inside the PR machine - how Ireland's top universities recruit Chinese students

Aug 16th 2015, 11:15 AM 16,048 Views 11 Comments

International tuition fees have become an important source of revenue for cash-strapped Irish universities.

Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees
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Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees

Aug 12th 2015, 8:54 PM 52,577 Views 217 Comments

Anna Kern and her mother moved to Ireland from Ukraine in 2013.

Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job
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Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job

Jul 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 24,585 Views 66 Comments

An independent panel, chaired by former European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to investigate the issue.

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts
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Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts

Jun 22nd 2015, 12:49 PM 13,645 Views 40 Comments

Union says academics’ working hours are far greater than established norms.

What value are we putting on higher education?
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What value are we putting on higher education?

May 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 785 Views 45 Comments

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities
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College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities

Feb 18th 2015, 6:00 PM 11,935 Views 22 Comments

A new report also found that less deaf students are now attending college in Ireland.

Half of parents don't know how to advise their children on further education
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Half of parents don't know how to advise their children on further education

Nov 24th 2014, 8:14 AM 6,907 Views 28 Comments

A new survey has also found that the majority want them to progress to higher education.

Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings
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Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings

Oct 1st 2014, 9:46 PM 30,365 Views 21 Comments

The Higher Education Authority said that Ireland is now at a “tipping point”.

Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings
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Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings

Sep 16th 2014, 6:15 AM 14,538 Views 39 Comments

Ireland’s top ranked institution is now 71st in the world, while two universities in the UK have moved up in the top ten.

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17
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99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

Aug 20th 2014, 9:56 AM 14,997 Views 62 Comments

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

First ever performance review of Ireland's higher education system now published
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First ever performance review of Ireland's higher education system now published

Jun 11th 2014, 12:31 PM 9,635 Views 18 Comments

It found that half of 30-34 year olds have third level qualifications, the highest level in Europe.

'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA
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'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA

May 8th 2014, 3:57 PM 11,113 Views 63 Comments

The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.

Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how
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Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how

Aug 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 72 Views 11 Comments

Irish universities have been identified as the worst in the world at attracting industry funding, but it doesn’t have to be that way, writes Barry Heavey.

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant
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118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant

Jun 19th 2013, 2:35 PM 5,376 Views 15 Comments

SUSI authorities say dozens of students haven’t been ruled on from last year – leaving them in limbo for their college future.

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors
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EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors

Jun 18th 2013, 1:04 PM 5,410 Views 7 Comments

The EU group chaired by former president Mary McAleese recommended certified and continuous training for university teaching staff.

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote
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Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote

Nov 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,705 Views 8 Comments

Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'
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Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'

Sep 19th 2012, 10:49 AM 6,456 Views 48 Comments

South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students
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'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students

Aug 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,519 Views 14 Comments

Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?
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Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?

Aug 11th 2012, 2:20 PM 7,151 Views 103 Comments

Fine Gael TDs are threatening a revolt over plans to consider the value of family farmland when considering a grant application.

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them
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Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them

Aug 11th 2012, 2:03 PM 4,295 Views 23 Comments

A number of TDs – including a cabinet minister – are opposed to planned changes to grant criteria. So what’s going on?

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