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Irish Universities Present Stark Picture of Budget Cuts to Budgetary Oversight Committee

On Tuesday the 17th of September the IUA presented the Budgetary Oversight Committee with their views in context of budget cuts to university funding. The Director General of the IUA has told Oireachtas Committee for Budgetary Oversight that the funding…

University Presidents Call for Urgent Changes to State Research Funding Following Poor Outcome from EU Programme

The presidents of seven Irish universities who are represented by the Irish Universities Association have recently openly asked the government and national research funding agencies to inquire and address the mechanism in which funding is allocated to Irish researching. This…

Petition Relaunch Calls for End to Religious Discrimination in Schools

Education Equality has relaunched the petition ‘Don’t teach religion during school hours.’ The group is advocating for religious instruction in all State-funded schools to be confined to a distinct period of time taught after core school hours so that parents…

University and Happiness: A look at student mental health during the transition and experience of third-level education

Upon beginning in UCD as a freshman, what will be surprising to many is the degree of loneliness that can be felt on campus. Compared to a school environment, it’s suddenly a lot harder to catch up with friends. As…

UCDSU President Faces Criticism from DCU Professor

On September 3rd, UCDSU President Joanna Siewierska published an article in the Irish Times entitled ‘Time to change our unfair CAO points system.’ This scathing opinion piece presented a forceful critique of the Leaving Certificate system and proposed several alternatives…

Re-Sit Fees To Be Reduced Next Year

UCD Students Union have announced changes to the UCD re-sit examination fee on Facebook this evening. The post which comes after lengthy negotiations between UCD and UCD SU have resulted in re-sit fees being reduced to €180 per exam, down…

New Podcast Launched at UCD Exploring How People Learn New Things

101: The Way We Learn, a new 10 episode podcast series was launched today in UCD. The project which is being funded by Science Foundation Ireland through it’s Discover Programme aims to inform the national conversation in this area by…

Education Leads to Better Health

Education plays a huge role in impacting health outcomes. This essay aims to outline how education is interrelated to health outcomes in terms of obesity, life expectancy, infant mortality and mental health. It will discuss how the better educated in…

Renua Ireland Keen To Get Students Involved

In their policy document issued at the launch of the party and found on their website, Renua Ireland make no reference to students and make very little reference to education on a whole. Throughout their 45 page document the only…

Shortage in college places imminent says new report

A dramatic shortage of college places is set to affect the academic future of applicants unless urgent action is taken. The launch of a new report investigating higher-education funding has sparked a national debate on the existing system of third-level…

Irish Students Estimated To Spend €11,000 In College Expenses This Year

A recent survey conducted by the College Tribune has shed some light the pressures felt by students to both fund their education and their lifestyle while at university. It was found that 24% of students will personally spend in excess…

SU Election count :: Live Blog

Today we are doing a live blog from UCDSU count centre with every election result for the student union elections 2013. Stay here for regular updates. Click Here to Refresh Live Blog We’re updating the information below as soon as…