New HEA study shows majority of nursing graduates stay in Ireland

Recent findings by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) states that 96% of Irish nursing graduates are employed in Ireland nine months after graduating. The HEA released a fact sheet, detailing various facts about nursing and midwifery in Ireland.     The HEA reported that over 70% of nurses with graduate degrees earned between €25,000- €45,000, […]

Trinity to hold conference on freedom of speech on the academic boycott of Israel

Trinity College will hold a conference on the Freedom of Speech and Higher Education: The case of the Academic boycott of Israel this Monday and Tuesday. The conference will take place in the Synge and Robert Emmet lecture theatres.   The conference will be interdisciplinary, and will include law, the arts, social science and humanities. […]

Irish Emergency Services open to the public in Front Square

An Emergency Services parade, which began at Parnell Square, marched into Front Square today to hold their annual open showcase for members of the public.   The parade was comprised of staff and volunteers of Irish Emergency Services such as Dublin Fire Brigade and Irish Water safety. It was organised by the Frontline Emergency Security […]

Study finds HPAT does not accurately measure empathy

A new study has shown that the Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT) does not accurately test empathetic or interpersonal skills.   The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal Open, assessed empathy levels in 290 undergraduate medical students from University College Cork (UCC). The students were asked to answer a questionnaire regarding their […]

Wikipedia founder to speak in Trinity

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is set to speak in Trinity on October 26, as part of Ireland’s Internet Day. Wales is to discuss issues such as the phenomenon of fake news, threats to sharing information on online platforms, as well as the launch of his news website WikiTRIBUNE.   The talk will be held in […]

Trinity to create 3D model of College using drone technology

Trinity is to create bird-eye view imagery and video of the College using drone technology. Hundreds of high resolution images and videos were taken of Trinity earlier this month.   Trinity is aiming to use this imagery for a multitude of new projects, including a 3D model of the college.   The data was gathered […]

Trinity rises 14 places to 117th in Times rankings

Trinity has placed joint 117th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the 2017-18 academic year. This puts Trinity in first place out of the nine universities in the Republic of Ireland. The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge were placed in the first and second spots respectively.   The […]

UL to introduce designated “smoke-free” zones on campus

The University of Limerick (UL) is to introduce designated “no smoking” zones on campus.   Dr Desmond Fitzgerald, UL President, aims to make the university a smoke-free campus, with the smoke-free zones set to be introduced as early as this month. The full details are still being finalised.   In addition to the introduction of […]

NUI Galway launch free rent book

National University of Ireland, Galway Students’ Union (NUIGSU), partnering with Winter Properties, have announced a launch of a free rent book to students looking for accommodation for the upcoming academic year.   The 10 page book offers advice on how to secure suitable accommodation as well as guidance on how to maintain a good relationship […]

Over 900 rooms available to rent on

Over 900 rooms are available to rent on, an accommodation website where homeowners can advertise rooms for students to rent.   The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is encouraging third-level students to avoid panicking over accommodation and consult the website to ease difficulties in their search.   In a press release, USI President […]


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