More than half of students surveyed felt drug use is a normal part of student life. Photograph: iStock

A major national survey to determine the prevalence and type of drug use among the third-level student population in Ireland has found that more than (...)

Members of the Union of Students in Ireland protesting outside the Dáil to urge the Government to take action on the student accommodation crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.” - Sayre’s Law The same statement is often attribu(...)

Clare Austick, the new president of the USI. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Former president of the NUI Galway students’ union and chemistry graduate Clare Austick has been elected president of the Union of Students in Ireland(...)

“It’s harder to engage students online,” says Peadar Collins, welfare officer at University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

In late September, hundreds of students gathered at Spanish Arch in Galway. They were widely condemned for breaching Covid-19 regulations. While stud(...)

Trinity College Dublin Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast and law student Anna Grace in the college’s front square. Posters for clubs and societies have replaced stalls for Freshers’ Week this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s Freshers’ Week at Trinity College Dublin and a cold wind rattles through the empty front square. The only telltale sign a new academic year is u(...)

Third-level students should consider not returning home at the weekends during the academic term, in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, chairman of CAO board says.

Third-level students should consider not returning home at the weekends during the academic term in order to reduce spread of Covid-19, the chairman o(...)

A survey by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the Active Consent research team at NUI Galway found that almost 30 per cent of female students in higher education say they have been raped. Photograph: iStock

We like to think that attitudes to sexual violence are changing. In important ways, progress is indeed being made in confronting the problem. A doubl(...)

Just over half of first-year students reported experiencing sexual harassment in the form of sexual hostility   since beginning college. Photograph: iStock

Almost 30 per cent of female college students have experienced non-consensual sexual penetration due to force, the threat of force or while they were (...)

Some school principals have expressed concern that a significant cohort of students who have disconnected from school may not register in time for the deadline.

The deadline for Leaving Cert students to register for calculated grades has been extended until noon on Friday, the Minister for Education has confir(...)

About 50,000 of the 61,000 exam candidates had registered with the Department of Education’s online portal by lunchtime on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

About 10,000 Leaving Cert students have yet to apply to receive calculated grades ahead of the deadline which expires at 10pm on Thursday night. Stud(...)

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