Before you select a course find out if  there are opportunities for international exchange, internships and work placements. Photograph: Getty Images

DCU and the Kemmy Business School at UL have developed a reputation for delivering particularly innovative business courses. Trinity’s business econ(...)

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Why bother with a business course at all? Students looking at their CAO forms between now and June might well wonder what it will do for their profess(...)

INTO president Emma Dineen:  talked of primary school children wishing that homelessness would be eradicated from Ireland. Photograph: Mary Browne

Children attending primary school are falling asleep in class due to the impact of homelessness on their lives, the INTO conference heard on Monday. (...)

Students at Waterford Institute of Technology. Photograph: Patrick Browne

It is the education issue that has largely flown under the radar. Just before the general-election campaign started, the Government rushed to make a (...)

Alan Hayes studied three years of civil engineering for a level 7 degree and is in his last of two years studying structural engineering at level 8

Deciding on a postgraduate course can be massively confusing. Unlike in school, where there’s no end of advice from parents, teachers and guidance co(...)

Teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin, picket outside the school over planned junior cycle reforms last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was supposed to herald a new dawn in Irish education, training young people to think creatively and critically. Now, with one teacher union refusi(...)

Gemma Linehan at CIT, where she is studying as an apprentice mechanic. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The brightest young people go on to third level, and the brightest of all go to university: so goes the conventional narrative. But increasingly th(...)

Steven Avery: “What happened to Avery could happen anywhere to anyone at any time,” says Anne Driscoll, manager of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin Steven Avery: “What happened to Avery could happen anywhere to anyone at any time,” says Anne Driscoll, manager of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin

Everyone’s talking about Making A Murderer, the ground-breaking documentary series from Netflix which explores the case of Steven Avery, the Wiscons(...)

College is about new experiences and new friends, so don’t stick tightly to who or what you know

1 Picking a profession rather than a passion “Ah, the heart or the money?” says David Coyle of Methodius, which specialises in IT recruitment. “Heart(...)

Delegates voting at a recent USI conference.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

What use is a students’ union? Every university and almost every college in Ireland has one, and every student is automatically enrolled in it when th(...)