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(...)

Lots of parents or guardians are keen to support their sons and daughters. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images
Should you bring the parents?

Is it mortifying to bring mum to the open day? Would it be a social disaster to be seen with your dad? Not so much, say some students. Ben Smith, a (...)

Friendly setting?: you’ll spend three or four years of your life at college, so get a true sense of the atmosphere when you visit. Photograph: E+/Getty

* This article was first published in 2015 Isn’t this campus beautifully manicured? Look at our wonderful and extensive library. Haven’t we got the b(...)