UCD is Ireland’s best university for getting a job

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 75th and is followed by Trinity College Dublin (TCD) at 111-120.   UCD leads overall in […]

A BA in Brexit Blues?

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 – exactly two years from now. As a consequence, there will be a number of profound […]

Post Grad Week set to show graduates how to strike a balance

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 talks and workshops aimed at improving graduates academic performance, as well as their chances […]

Minister for Education announces new employer investment mechanism for higher education

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 Dublin Institute of Technology last week, Minister Bruton explained that through the Exchequer-Employer Investment […]

Students should support Tesco workers’ strike

“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 day, and the action is set to continue with five more stores joining the […]

Trinity SIPTU members to ballot for industrial action, as Unite makes similar decision

  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 ballot pending a further committee meeting, as in the case of Unite.   Members […]

Trinity professor launches education programme for young unemployed adults

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.   Career Local Employment Action Partnership (LEAP) targets 18-25 year olds and aims to develop the […]

How to find a summer job

[fb_embed_post href=”null/” width=”null”/]   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 are unemployed. Compared to the national unemployment rate of 7.8%, a very obvious, and […]

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

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