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 …
UCD is Ireland’s best university for getting a job
University College Dublin (UCD) ranks 75th and is followed by Trinity at 111-120
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global higher education analysts and career advice specialists have announced the world’s 500 leading universities for graduate employability. The rankings indicate that University College Dublin (UCD) is the strongest provider of highly employable graduates. It ranks 75…
A BA in Brexit Blues?
Jack Eustace discusses the impact Brexit will have on students studying in Ireland
The prime minister of the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on March 29, beginning a two-year transition process wherein Britain will depart from the EU. The exact date of separation is planned to be the of March 29, 2019 – …
Post Grad Week set to show graduates how to strike a balance
Trinity’s Graduate Students’ Union have organised a week of events specifically for graduate students, from employment workshops to nights out
The Graduates Students’ Union (GSU) has been hard at work preparing for Post Grad Week 2017, a week of events specifically catered for graduate students which shall run from today, March 20, until Friday March 25.
An abundance of informative …
Minister for Education announces new employer investment mechanism for higher education
The Exchequer-Employer Investment Mechanism will operate from 2018 onwards
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, have announced the launch of a new consultation process on a proposed Exchequer-Employer Investment Mechanism, which will operate from 2018 onwards.
Speaking in …
Students should support Tesco workers’ strike
Rachel Graham argues that students should go out of their way to support the Tesco workers on strike. The dispute over worsening conditions for veteran employees at the multinational can be seen as a microcosm of the wider environment that awaits students upon their exit from college, where precarious and low-paid employment reigns supreme
“Don’t cross picket lines, don’t show implicit support for Tesco by shopping at branches that are not on strike, and encourage your peers to do the same.”
Pickets at numerous branches of supermarket giant Tesco have been seen since Valentine’s …
Trinity SIPTU members to ballot for industrial action, as Unite makes similar decision
Union members remain unhappy with College proposals on promotion and hiring policy
The prospect of an industrial dispute taking place between College and the non-academic trade unions in Trinity has increased, with decisions taken by the two major unions to ballot members for industrial action, in the case of SIPTU, or to …
Trinity professor launches education programme for young unemployed adults
The launch for Career LEAP took place in Trinity Chapel last night
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has launched a programme, led by a Trinity professor, to help young unemployed adults in Dublin’s north inner city gain employment. The launch took place last night in Trinity Chapel.
How to find a summer job
Andrew Connolly suggests that finding a summer job is not as impossible as it seems, you just need to know the tricks of the trade
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One of the most monotonous, energy-draining, and straight-up boring tasks a modern college student will face each summer is the search for a job.
At present, 15.3% of Irish people between the ages of 15 and 24 …
Cush Report recommends contracts of indefinite duration be offered to lecturers after two years
The report also highlighted the increase of zero hours contracts being used in the third-level education sector
The government established expert group chaired by Michael Cush SC, on fixed-term and part-time employment in lecturing in third level education in Ireland last week published its report and recommendations.
The main issue which the expert group was to decide …