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(...)

Lorna Fitzpatrick, president of the Union of Students of Ireland, said a sharp decline in State investment in higher education per student has led to universities becoming over-reliant on student fees as a source of income. Photograph: Alan Betson

Universities risk reputational damage due to “extravagant” fees being charged at a time when most learning has shifted online, a seminar organised by (...)

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(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris announced the addtional restrictions on third level colleges on Friday. Photograph: PA

As many third level students start their new academic year today they are being asked to consider whether they need to travel to rented accommodation (...)

All social and club activities on-campus will be suspended. File photograph: Alan Betson

Campus activity in third level colleges in Dublin is to be heavily curtailed under new Covid-19 restrictions. Most lectures and teaching will take pl(...)

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(...)

Before the pandemic, a survey by USI indicated that college students were already struggling with extreme anxiety and stress. Photograph: iStock

Every year, as a new batch of first years hit third level, college and national newspapers publish freshers’ guides The advice is usually timeless. C(...)

The student grant scheme, the main financial support for students, is divided into maintenance grants, fee grants and the postgraduate contribution. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Whether your kids are tots or about to fledge, the cost of college is a worry. If they are still young, you have time to save. If you have a prospect(...)

  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(...)

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