College open days offer  the opportunity to inspect facilities at the institution of your choice.  Photograph: iStock

Choosing a college or further-education course is another stressful addition on the lengthy to-do list of Leaving Cert students. With so much going o(...)

Because children rarely have the freedom to roam, explore and climb trees anymore, these skills are in decline

For some students, physical education (PE) has always been a welcome break from the books. For others, PE is that time when they are forced to play te(...)

’The vibe of a campus is hugely influenced by its location.’ Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The Leaving Cert is tough and, on top of it all, students have the pressure of choosing a college course. In the midst of the focus on careers, it is (...)

The number of Chinese studying in Ireland is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to the cash-strapped third-level sector. Photograph: iStock

Can China save Ireland’s universities? The number of Chinese students here is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to our cash-stra(...)

Kate Hayes: freelance TV producer, currently working with Coco TV. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh Occupation: Musician and TV presenter. As lead singer with Irish trad band Danú since 2003, Nic Amhlaoibh (37) has toured th(...)

The UCD paper that printed an article about an alleged revenge porn Facebook group among the university’s students will not publish a correction. File photograph: PA Wire

The University College Dublin (UCD) paper that printed an article about an alleged controversial Facebook group among the university’s students will n(...)

Students on UCD campus in Belfield.    The college could find no evidencea of  Facebook group chat in which up to 200 male students circulated and rated naked photos of women they’d had sex with. Photograph: Frank Miller

After a storm of media coverage about the possibility of a so-called revenge porn ring targeting women students at University College Dublin, it is no(...)

 UCD “slutwalk”: sexual consent can never be implied by a person’s clothing. Photograph: Gráinne Loughran

Like most students at UCD, Darragh Miller contributes to the daily hive of smartphone activity on campus. There are dozens of helpful Facebook groups(...)

UCD Students’ Union has highlighted the need for increased funding to support mandatory sexual consent workshops.  Photograph: Getty Images

UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) has announced plans to introduce mandatory workshops on sexual consent for all students and is calling on university manag(...)

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(...)

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