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Analysis: The financial fallout of Covid-19

The recession that follows the Covid-19 pandemic could deepen the current crisis in third level funding

The Covid-19 crisis has already begun to take effect on the Irish economy. Retail and hospitality sectors have seen closures and layoffs since the beginning of the pandemic, and families have struggled, with over 1.26 million people having to rely

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Analysis: Online voting for GSU sabbats offers a new way of thinking about union elections

The introduction of online voting was inevitable this year, but it could serve as an experiment for the future of student voting

The Covid-19 crisis has forced nearly every college body to adapt their traditional methods of operation. Online exams and lectures have been the focal point of discussion and criticism, but non-academic areas of College have been equally challenged. With voting

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Analysis: Government’s back and forth on Leaving Certificate left colleges in uncertain positions

Calculated grades have eased the burden on students, but have left colleges uncertain on starting dates for first years

After a long period of uncertainty, Leaving Certificate students have finally been given clarity on exams. Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced on May 8 that examinations would be cancelled and replaced with calculated grades in a U-turn from the

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Analysis: Consent education in college

Jack Ryan, News Analysis Editor, looks at consent education in Irish universities

Depending on who you ask, you may well receive a different answer on what it means to give or receive consent. “It’s simple”, someone might say, “No means No and Yes means Yes”. But in an environment where 32% of …

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Analysis: Trinity’s plummet in the THE world university rankings

Trinity continued on its precipitous decline to 164th position from 120th

This week, Trinity students may have been shocked to witness a dramatic depreciation in the value of their degree internationally. In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2020, Trinity continued on its precipitous decline to 164th position …