Sexual violence is a brutal act, regardless of where it happens and who it happens to – there is no typical victim or typical scenario. The one thing (...)

UCC medical student Fionnuala Crowley is critical of the HPAT test for new entrants. After twice failing the test she tried a third time – but  used a different approach. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The modern day Irish medical student is likely to be young, female, Dublin-based and from an affluent background. That is according to a Higher Educa(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the technological universities legislation will “radically change the higher education landscape”. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Staff and students at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown will be given a chance to vote on the name for what is s(...)

Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and  and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their respective contributions to psychology and geology. Photo: John T Ohle Photography.

Irish academics Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their “world-renowned cont(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: wants to increase the number of young people taking apprenticeships. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of young people opting to pursue apprenticeships climbed by almost 25 per cent last year, new figures show. The sharp growth comes as poli(...)

Ann Hayes, who studies on her commute into work, is one of a rising number of employees who are upskilling through remote learning.  Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill

During Ann Hayes’s hour-long commute to work on the Luas, most people are hunched over their smartphones or staring vacantly out the windows. She, on(...)

In addition to sector-specific skills, transversal and cross-sectoral employability skills are increasingly being sought by employers. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Undergraduates expecting to secure employment upon graduation might be surprised to discover that they may lack a range of core skills which employers(...)

Orla Donagher: ‘There are number of third-level institutions which run a Master’s in Professional Education’

2018 is Bliain na Gaeilge. It is a year in which the Irish language will be celebrated across the country and beyond. Recent years have seen an increa(...)

International and local research shows that higher levels of education increase employability as well as salary. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Graduates considering their career options are doing so in a rapidly improving economic situation. Unemployment continues to fall in the euro area whe(...)

An additional qualification might help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive graduate market. Photograph: iStockphoto

Postgraduates were once considered the preserve of a distant élite. Today, the numbers opting for fourth-level are rising steadily, and a postgraduate(...)

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