Erasmus as Gaeilge, Graduates in Ireland, Stefanie Preissner

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Stefanie Preissner author of Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Stefanie Preissner author of Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times


A scheme similar to the European Erasmus programme will facilitate up to 175 students who wish to spend a semester studying in the Gaeltacht. Read more here.

Last week The Irish Times published Graduates in Ireland. If you are planning on doing an MBA after college or are considering applying for a graduate programme with one of the big professional services companies read on...

Some students will be dragged from college kicking and screaming, but others are aching to get into the world of work, independence and money. Read more here.

Gaining work experience can make a huge difference to your career. While some college courses now offer work experience placements or modules as standard, many don’t, and graduates with relevant experience stand the greatest chance of getting hired. Read more here.

First, the good news: the jobs market is strong and there are tens of thousands of employers looking for the right candidate. We have compiled a list of 34 tips that will help you along the way as you seek out that job. Read more here.

For more from our Graduates in Ireland supplement, follow this link.

When Stefanie Preissner’s publisher asked her to write a book about saying no, she couldn’t but say yes. “I was so flattered I couldn’t say no,” the creator of the RTÉ comedy series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope says, laughing. Read more here.

Trinity College Dublin’s graduation ceremonies are steeped in cherished tradition: the Latin ceremony, the front square procession and the strict black or white dress code. Read more.

Irish Times writers on six of the best films to see in cinemas this weekend. New this weekend: Amazing Grace, Float Like a Butterfly, Madeline’s Madeline, Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Read more here.

I am an Irish academic working in the UK, in the fields of Irish and British history. My perspectives on Brexit, Britain and Ireland are centred around universities and education, but I think many of my experiences would be similar to other Irish people in the UK. Read more here.