Parents can access online work in a guardian capacity. Photograph: iStock

“Forget about points, don’t waste energy fretting about future events and focus on the tasks your teachers set you each week and day.” This advice to(...)

Luke Casserly: “We are the ‘lucky’ ones, getting to be the guinea pigs.” Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

“The class of 2020”. Back in September, 2013, that opening caption on the presentation at the introductory evening for parents of first-year students (...)

Consider the skills you have and name them. Photograph: iStock

I ’ve been working in areas linked to hospitality for the past 20 years. With the current coronavirus turmoil, my job is in jeopardy. I’ve been thinki(...)

Giving everyone 100 per cent in components if they can’t be scheduled ignores the actual purpose for which most students work so hard. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

All students will now get full marks in their oral and practical performance tests in response to the coronavirus threat. Is this a fair response ? On(...)

Personal users’ accounts will be deleted soon from Qualifax,  but it is possible to protect your data. Photograph: iStock

I’ve been using the Qualifax service online to research and store my course choices following my Leaving Cert in June 2020. I recently received an ema(...)

Irish Times education columnist Brian Mooney receiving an honorary degree from the National University of Ireland,  pictured with NUI registrar Dr Attracta Halpin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Times education columnist and career guidance counsellor Brian Mooney has been conferred with an honorary degree by the National University of I(...)

 “If we’re going to interest young people and their families in apprenticeships, we need to show them a clear progression route both academically and in terms of career progression.” - Tony Donoghue, IBEC

Traditionally it has been assumed that the way to advance to management level in a company is to enter the workforce with a degree or similar qualific(...)

Sixty-five per cent of law graduates are women, yet this number drops immediately as soon as women begin to work

With 77 per cent of women aged between 25 and 54 employed outside of the home in 2018, a record number of women are now part of the Irish workforce. (...)

Some 25,000 students will attend the The Irish Times Higher Options expo at the RDS over the course of the three-day event. Photograph: Alan Betson

Organised by The Irish Times and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors in September every year, the Higher Options conference, in the RDS, Dublin, is (...)

Irish Times Results Helpdesk guidance counsellors Deirdre Garrett and Brian Howard work to answer questions. Photograph: Sara Freund

There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes and the inevitability that some students will be upset or confused about their Leaving Cert results. (...)

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