Comment

Stay or go: why should students stay in Ireland after graduation?

Between health, housing, and education — should students be leaving Ireland with their degrees?

These days, it can be difficult to decide how students should view Ireland as a part oftheir future. Recent surges of activism, progressivism, and a swell in youth votes have brought about a feeling of hopefulness for people, and a …

Comment

Graduate programs shouldn’t be our only vision of academic success

While many may feel pressured into undertaking postgraduate studies, pursuing a life outside of academia isn’t failing or giving up

At this time of final year, one of the best ways to strike fear into the hearts of myself and my Hamilton peers is with one question: “So, how are the masters applications going?” Upon hearing this, many students feel

Comment

The obstacles and privileges to university admittance are alive and well

While these barriers to entry are finally beginning to crack, we need to address how privilege and wealth still dictate university placement for many

A Leaving Certificate student recently challenged the State Examination Commission’s policy to not re-check points in time to obtain their university place. Rebecca Carter had to fight for her place on the course that she would have been accepted into,

Features

A second chance

Central to rehabilitation over retribution, education offers a chance for personal development to those in Ireland’s prison system

Nelson Mandela wisely said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Over 2000 years earlier, Confucius wrote: “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” Perhaps most relevant are the words of

News

UCC designated a University of Sanctuary

Seven refugees and asylum seekers received scholarships from the university on Thursday.

University College Cork (UCC) has been designated a University of Sanctuary after awarding seven refugees and asylum seekers full scholarships. The seven recipients will be entitled to free tuition from September 2018 and a number of annual bursaries covering travel

News

IFUT calls government to combat higher education funding crisis

Minister for Education Richard Bruton was criticised for proposed reform plan.

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has requested the government to construct an inclusive plan for the improvement of third level education. In a statement, the IFUT criticised the announcement made by Minister for Education Richard Bruton that financial

News

Rise in first preference applications to Trinity

Points for Law and Management Science and Information System Studies (MSISS) have increased from 535 to 542 and 565 to 578 points respectively

Trinity has continued an upward trend in first preference applications this year, with 8,278 students placing Trinity at the top of their Central Applications Office (CAO) choice form. A total of 18,624 students applied to Trinity, which is a fifth

News

Galway Students’ Unions reject opposition to development of student accommodation

NUI Galway Students Union and GMIT Students’ Union released a joint press statement expressing their displeasure at the opposition

NUI Galway Students’ Union and Galway-Mayo IT Students’ Union have rejected councillors and local residents’ opposition to the development of high end student accommodation in Galway city.

The local four-star Westwood Hotel was to be demolished and replaced by 400

News

Former SU Education Officer appointed to Quality Assurance group for European Students’ Union

The European Students’ Union is an umbrella organization of 45 National Unions of Students’ from 38 countries

Former Trinity Student Union, Education Officer Dale Whelehan, has been appointed as the only Irish student representative for the Quality Assurance Expert Pool at the European Students’ Union (ESU). The ESU is an umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of …

Features

Conflicting interests on the road to sanctuary

When will Trinity College become a University of Sanctuary, improving the accessibility of third-level education for refugees?

The state exams have come to an end. Teenagers wander as they await results day, the day that will decide how they spend the next three or four years. Regardless of the outcome, for most of them it is one

Trinity News

Subscribe

Receive notification of new articles by email.