Jim Miley

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The student contribution fee for college students will be reduced over a number of budgets,  Minister for Higher Education  has said. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

The €3,000 student contribution fee for college students will be reduced over a number of budgets, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has pled(...)

Universities have warned that a hybrid Leaving Cert this year will result in more students missing out on first-choice college courses. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities have warned that having a hybrid Leaving Cert this year could result in more students missing out on first-choice college courses due to (...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has ruled out a student loan scheme as an option for securing a sustainable funding model for third level. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Government is considering a reduction in the €3,000 student contribution charge as part of a new funding package for the third level sector due to(...)

The Irish Universities Association – which represents eight of the largest universities – is also calling for an immediate end to ‘distorting’ grade inflation and a return to normal grades patterns. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Universities say timelines for the release of Leaving Cert results are “no longer fit for purpose” and want students to be issued their grades at the (...)

Students returned to Maynooth University campus recently. Universities say they are under severe financial strain with losses in commercial income set to climb this year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities say they are under severe financial strain with losses in commercial income set to climb to €270 million due to the pandemic. The sector(...)

The Government has said it will provide an additional 2,000 third-level college places in high-demand courses this year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Higher education institutions are “creaking” and will struggle to provide additional college places in key areas this year aimed at easing CAO points (...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of  Trinity College Dublin, told an Oireachtas education committee on Thursday that a lack of personal contact with other students was affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many students. Photograph: Alan Betson

Demand for mental health support in some universities has doubled as students struggle with isolation and the shift to online learning. Dr Patrick Pr(...)

  Trinity College Dublin.  Universities have expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ over delays in issuing Leaving Cert results which will force them to admit students to courses later than expected. Photograph: Getty Images

Universities have expressed “surprise and disappointment” over delays in issuing Leaving Cert results which will force them to admit students to cours(...)

The president of University College Cork Professor Patrick O’Shea has announced that he will retire early at the end of this year for ‘personal reason’. Photograph: Tomás Tyner/UCC

The president of University College Cork Professor Patrick O’Shea has announced that he will retire early at the end of this year for “personal reason(...)

A period of uncertainty lies ahead for Ireland’s students and universities alike. Photograph: Getty

Before the pandemic, colleges and universities were creaking due to a decade of underfunding. Now, with vital income from international students, comm(...)

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