A recent study from the HEA showed that students from affluent backgrounds dominate high-points college courses such as engineering, finance and medicine. Photograph: Getty

The Leaving Certificate is often held up as the fairest way of deciding who goes to college. After all, doesn’t every student sit the same exam, all m(...)

 DCU law student Tega Amrabure: ‘I think there is a need for more anti-racism education in school, and it needs to happen from an early age’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

How many ethnic minority students go to college in Ireland? Nobody seems to know – and it’s putting a generation at risk of being left behind. Race, (...)

The access to courses at Maynooth University (pictured) granted to prisoners could ‘bring the university into the prison and the prison into the university in ways we could never have previously imagined’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prisoners at Mountjoy Prison have been granted online access to college lectures and tutorials during the coronavirus pandemic and this could be instr(...)