DIT reverse garda vetting policy for access programme students

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has reversed a decision to require Garda vetting as an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students on its Access Foundation programme.   In a statement issued to Campus.ie, Head of Admissions Frank Costello said: “there will not now be a requirement for Garda vetting at application stage.” The […]

DCU President warns Brexit could lead to CAO points increase

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) could lead to a significant increases in CAO points, Dublin City University (DCU) President Brian MacCraith has warned.   Speaking to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, which is examining the impact of Brexit on the education system, Mr MacCraith said that up to 12,000 Irish students currently […]

DIT stands by vetting process for Access Foundation Programme

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has advised applicants for its Access Foundation programme that Garda vetting is now an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students. The programme, which prepares students for third-level study, is for mature students and young adults who come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The course intake is around 120 students, but unlike […]

Jailbreak teams raise €46,929 during first 12 hours of race

Following an eventful 12 hours, Jailbreak HQ has released the third clue of the race, bringing the 166 teams one step closer to “Destination X”.   The clue read: “Most of you have left the Emerald Isle, Whilst many are outside Dublin, but only just by a mile. More coordinates released, to cities and countries […]

More than 166 students race around the world for Jailbreak

Today 166 third level students are taking part in the iconic Jailbreak race. The competition started this morning at 9am from Collins Barracks, Dublin. In teams of two, the students have 36 hours to travel to a mystery location somewhere in the world without spending any of their own money. Throughout the competition, the students […]

Trinity’s first ever Teddy Bear Hospital

Saturday 4 March saw a successful Teddy Bear Hospital event, the first of it’s kind to take place in Trinity. Set up in in Trinity’s Sports Centre and with entry free of charge, this event was run by Trinity’s Paediatric Society and its associated health care students, who sought to help familiarise children with the […]

Trinity scientists make discovery on cancers and the immune system

Trinity scientists have discovered how certain cancers send a “wound-healing” message from tumour cells to hijack the immune system for their benefit, tricking it into helping rather than harming them.   The immune system primarily protects us from infection, but cells of the immune system also play a key role in coordinating the repair of […]

€14m of education budget to tackle increasing numbers of third-level students

€14m of the government’s investment in third-level education announced in Budget 2017 will be allocated to dealing with the increasing numbers attending public-funded institutions. Minister for Education, Mr. Richard Bruton announced the breakdown of how the €36.5m allocated to third-level education will be invested yesterday.   Just €14m of the fund will be allocated to dealing with the […]

Trinity College has collected €950,000 in student fines

Trinity College (TCD) has generated almost €950,000 since 2012 from fining students. These were comprised of late library returns, breaches of codes of conduct, late payment of fees, late registration for modules, parking violations and on-campus accommodation.   Late library returns generated €560,555 alone in fees. Trinity’s Library begin fines at €0.50 per day which then […]

The USI’s plan to tackle rent crisis

As part of their campaign for Homes-For-Study the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) recently wrote a submission to the Public Consultation outlining their strategy to combat the ongoing problems in the student private rental market. The USI have been a long advocate of affordable student accommodation in Ireland and with this submission, the union […]

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