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The number of students in higher education has climbed to a record high with almost a quarter of a million people studying a third-level course last y(...)

Sixth-form students St Mary’s College, Hull, in England: Emily Degg, Juliet Joseph, Piper Wilson, Nishan Singh, Claric e Noble, Somto Onoh, Niamh Flanagan, William Su, Freya Whittaker, Princess Lobaha.

The school: St Mary’s College, or SMC, in Hull in England, is a mixed, non-feepaying, Catholic school of just under 2,000 pupils. About one-third of t(...)

LinkedIn: ‘Ní foláir nó gur tháinig púca éigin i gcoim na hoíche agus cláraíodh ann mé’

Ní mé an té is líofa ar na meáin shóisialta. Go deimhin is cuma nó meánshóisialtafóibiach mé. Níl aon chuntas Twitter agam mar ní cheapaim gur twit ar(...)

UC Berkeley-based Greater Good Science Centre carries out research on what it means to live a happier life

Now that you’re feeling decidedly more relaxed and ethical, it’s time to get happy . . . through science. The UC Berkeley-based Greater Good Science C(...)

Aerial view of Trinity College Dublin: Many people in Dublin have never set foot inside its walls. Photograph: TCD

For hundreds of years, Trinity College Dublin has appeared to many Dubliners as an imposing, high-walled institution they dared not enter. “I’ve spok(...)

The new site was put in place not long after the original track at the Belfield end of UCD was suddenly closed in November 2011. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One year after an anonymous €3 million donation secured the future of the athletics track at University College Dublin (UCD), the design and planning (...)

The qualifications of teachers who qualified abroad are assessed by the Teaching Council to ensure they are of a comparable standard to Irish  programmes. Photograph: iStock

I secured my teaching qualification abroad several years ago. I’ve since relocated to Ireland and want to teach, but have been told I need to be regis(...)

Students at T.M. Landry, which garnered global attention for vaulting its working-class black students to elite colleges. Photographs: Annie Flanagan/The New York Times

Bryson Sassau’s application would inspire any college admissions officer. A founder of T.M. Landry College Preparatory School described him as a “brig(...)

John Lewis Christmas ad: Various versions of Elton John playing crisper versions of ‘Your Song’

We have, in these parts, managed to resist the annual hubbub surrounding the John Lewis Christmas advert. Nobody has talked much about the current inc(...)

A quarter of the class of 2010 were living abroad five years after graduation.

Whenever the Irish economy has run into difficulties, emigration of young people has risen sharply. We’ve seen this happen in the 1950s, again in the (...)

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