Special Postgrad edition, Oliver Callan, Yamamori Tengu

News, views and opinions from Student Hub contributors and Irish Times writers


It’s been left to British politicians and the British media to inform us about Facebook’s involvement in election manipulation. Oliver Callan asks why Ireland likes Facebook so much.

This week we published our annual Postgrad Options supplement. Whether you want to further your career, change direction, or pursue your passion for a particular subject, a postgrad might be for you. Read more here.

The head of computer science at University College Dublin (UCD) has apologised after the school distributed an email from a student seeking help developing a phone app aimed at combatting women “retracting” consent after sex. Read more here.

Postgraduate courses are a big commitment. Whether one-year of full-time study or two years part-time, students have to invest significant energy and money in their course. We ask if a postgrad can boost your career prospects?

How to differentiate between what’s on offer and, more particularly, how to ensure your course has credibility in the labour market, is a major challenge. Specialist Career Guidance counsellor Brian Mooney examines how to go about selecting the right postgraduate course.

As attention turns towards final undergraduate projects and exams, you may also start thinking about the next step and how you’re going to fund your postgraduate degree. Nora-Ide McAuliffe looks at how you can fund the next step in your education.

For more from our dedicated postgrad subsite visit here.

In Yamamori Tengu – a small venue above the striking sushi restaurant on Ormand Quay in Dublin – Nuxsense attack their performance like a lumbering colossus. Read more here.