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President Higgins calls for higher education to equip students to deal with “crisis” of climate change

President’s speech focuses on environmentalism at USI’s 60th anniversary celebrations

President Michael D Higgins has called for students to be “equipped for the crisis we are in” during the “struggle to mitigate climate change” in a speech addressed to student organisations.

The President made the statement at a garden party …

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Applications open for women-only academic positions

Government seeks to address gender imbalance at the top of third level education

Applications were opened this morning by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for several women-only professorial and senior lecturer positions within higher education institutions.

These positions are part of the government’s Senior Academic Leadership Initiative, which is targeted at addressing the …

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Number of students seeking counselling doubles

Figures also show a rise in students reporting self-harm

The number of students who receive counselling for mental health problems has risen to almost twice the number of those seeking help in 2010.

Data gathered by the Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education Ireland (PCHEI) shows that almost 12,000 students …

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Access scheme for asylum seekers to continue with reduced residency requirements

The scheme offers education grants to school leavers in the international protection system

The government’s pilot scheme to offer third-level education grants to asylum seekers, which has been in operation since 2015, will continue for this academic year, it was announced today.

The scheme has also been altered following a review which concluded …

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Student Centre levy to be added to 2019/20 fees

The levy was approved by a student referendum in March 2017 but wasn’t collected for two years

The Academic Registry confirmed to Trinity News this afternoon that a Student Centre levy of €30 is to be added to student fees charged for the next academic year.

The money is to go towards a €7 million purpose-built student …

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ELSA offers membership refund

The society lost its recognition from the CSC last year

The Trinity branch of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), a former Trinity society, has offered to refund students their €2 membership fee, following its loss of society status last year.

In an email to all students who signed up …