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Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister
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Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:43 PM 25,347 Views 27 Comments

Antigen testing on construction sites will begin in a matter of weeks, say sources.

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show
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Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show

Mar 9th 2021, 8:39 AM 11,023 Views 14 Comments

There was a large increase in applications for medicine, too, with 4,031 first preferences.

UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus
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UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus

Feb 9th 2021, 8:01 PM 27,212 Views 35 Comments

The cases are “largely based around simple household visits”.

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU
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PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU

Dec 29th 2020, 9:00 AM 25,885 Views 13 Comments

PhD researchers are not entitled to sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave or other workers’ rights.

Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
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Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 1st 2020, 6:10 AM 28,174 Views 40 Comments

The Cabinet is also due to be updated on the progress to date of the Government’s new task force on the delivery of vaccines.

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies
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Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies

Nov 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 21,908 Views 54 Comments

Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed
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Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed

Nov 16th 2020, 9:30 AM 28,416 Views 16 Comments

Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
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'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions

Nov 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 24,111 Views 2 Comments

We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics
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On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics

Nov 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 83,360 Views 96 Comments

Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
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Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

Oct 1st 2020, 9:43 AM 22,794 Views 66 Comments

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

Some students with reduced campus hours backtrack on decision to live away from home
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Some students with reduced campus hours backtrack on decision to live away from home

Sep 30th 2020, 6:45 AM 26,514 Views 14 Comments

One NUIG student is trying to leave his accommodation partly due to rising cases in Galway.

College student: 'There's been no dancing on tables or shots at the bar'
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College student: 'There's been no dancing on tables or shots at the bar'

Sep 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 25,453 Views 17 Comments

Harry McCann says students involved in recent ‘partying’ are not representative of the majority trying to study and live within Covid guidelines.

Irish universities will have to provide breakdown of ethnic diversity among staff each year from December
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Irish universities will have to provide breakdown of ethnic diversity among staff each year from December

Sep 29th 2020, 6:00 AM 19,135 Views 54 Comments

From the limited data available, there is just one black female professor who is working full time.

NUIG students warned they could face expulsion if they fail to stick to Covid-19 guidelines
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NUIG students warned they could face expulsion if they fail to stick to Covid-19 guidelines

Sep 25th 2020, 7:13 AM 23,558 Views 11 Comments

Students have been urged to “socialise safely and call out reckless behaviour”.

Colleges did not investigate majority of sexual assault and harassment cases reported by students in 2018/19
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Colleges did not investigate majority of sexual assault and harassment cases reported by students in 2018/19

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,927 Views 11 Comments

Minister Simon Harris says colleges have until February to publish their action plans on tackling sexual violence and harassment.

'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week
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'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week

Aug 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 50,256 Views 32 Comments

This academic year will be vastly different to previous years for third-level students.

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that
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# Staying Home

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that

Aug 9th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,643 Views 0 Comments

With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.

Suspended sentence for man who lodged over €155k of university's money into own bank account
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Suspended sentence for man who lodged over €155k of university's money into own bank account

Jul 8th 2020, 5:57 PM 35,027 Views 24 Comments

Cullen, with no fixed address, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year
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'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year

Jun 1st 2020, 9:00 AM 29,136 Views 24 Comments

NUI Galway is offering students a reduced rent rate next year due to the ‘hybrid’ way universities are expected to operate.

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis
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Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis

Apr 14th 2020, 2:50 PM 10,619 Views 3 Comments

More than 700 university students answered a new survey about the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 13,280 Views 32 Comments

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

Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes
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Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes

Updated Nov 18th 2019, 2:17 PM 20,494 Views 28 Comments

Police said they had fired three live rounds at a protest site near the university.

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over  violent protests
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Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

Nov 14th 2019, 8:05 AM 7,241 Views 7 Comments

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban From TheJournal.ie

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban

Oct 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,846 Views 52 Comments

18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.

Rise in college students skipping lectures to go to work because of financial struggles
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Rise in college students skipping lectures to go to work because of financial struggles

Aug 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,766 Views 39 Comments

The survey finds that 55% of students say they are missing their lectures in favour of paid work.

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?
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FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Aug 18th 2019, 9:30 AM 24,110 Views 82 Comments

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn
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# Student Accommodation

Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn

Aug 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 11,216 Views 17 Comments

Thousands of students are now on the hunt for accommodation.

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next
# Cao 2019
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# Cao 2019

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next

Aug 1st 2019, 6:20 AM 28,952 Views 3 Comments

Round Zero offers must be accepted by 7 August at 5.15pm.

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next
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# Cao 2019

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next

Jul 5th 2019, 10:50 AM 22,928 Views 5 Comments

Round A offers must be accepted by Wednesday 10 July at 5.15pm.

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday
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Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday

Jun 29th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,870 Views 3 Comments

People who have applied to go to college or university can add, remove or change the order of their course choices.

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens
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Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

Apr 7th 2019, 10:30 AM 9,843 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year
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CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year

Mar 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,387 Views 9 Comments

A total of 73,034 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

Star-studded UCD bow out of Sigerson Cup as St Mary's triumph over defending champions
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# Sigerson Cup

Star-studded UCD bow out of Sigerson Cup as St Mary's triumph over defending champions

Feb 16th 2019, 4:54 PM 17,564 Views 1 Comment

Two years after their Sigerson Cup final victory against UCD in 2017, St Mary’s overcame the defending champions again.

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched
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'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched

Jan 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,092 Views 11 Comments

The new Bachelor of Education programme is the first of its kind in Ireland.

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 7,555 Views 7 Comments

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

University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age
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University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age

Nov 21st 2018, 10:30 PM 21,788 Views 0 Comments

The academic claimed that a less qualified female colleague 15 years younger than her was chosen for the post.

50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next
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50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next

Aug 20th 2018, 6:00 AM 72,950 Views 7 Comments

Over half of those applying for a Level 8 course will be offered their first choice.

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment
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70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment

Aug 7th 2018, 8:41 AM 20,637 Views 123 Comments

54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students
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CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students

Aug 2nd 2018, 6:10 AM 38,714 Views 3 Comments

A total of 4,738 offers have been issued today, before Round One offers are made to Leaving Certificate students on August 20.

Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees
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Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees

Jul 28th 2018, 7:45 AM 38,157 Views 24 Comments

People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families.

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