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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 (...)

“On the night of the census in 2016, there were 429 homeless students in Ireland, making up over 8%  of the total homeless numbers.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Students are sleeping in cars and couch-surfing because of the housing crisis and the shortage of rental accommodation, the Oireachtas Housing Committ(...)

In Switzerland about two thirds of 15 year olds enter apprenticeships which are “highly valued” in their society, the  Oireachtas education committee has heard. Image: iStock

The prestige of apprenticeships has declined due to an “overwhelming” focus on college places and CAO points, an Oireachtas education committee has he(...)

The consequences for cheating vary across different institutions, ranging from penalties such as a reduction in marks, letters of warning, fines, suspension or even expulsion. Photograph: iStock

Cheating is on the rise in Irish universities and colleges with business studies students most likely to be accused of “academic dishonesty”. Since 2(...)

A fifth of the students surveyed said lecturers and teaching staff provided ‘very little’ feedback on a draft or work in progress. Photograph: iStock

Half of all third-level students have never talked about career plans with their lecturers, according to a major national study. More than a third sa(...)

More than 20,000 full- and part-time students are due to attend DIT’s consolidated campus  in Grangegorman, Dublin 7, by 2020. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Plans for a seven-storey apartment complex for almost 300 students beside the new DIT campus at Grangegorman could be blocked by Dublin city councillo(...)

 Vaclav Havel, who went on to lead the bloodless “Velvet Revolution”, waves to his supporters from a balcony in Prague in December 19, 1989. Photograph: Reuters

This Saturday is International Students’ Day. The day was named to mark events on November 17th, 1939, when the Nazis stormed the University of Prague(...)

Four men in a boat: Danny Sheehy, Brendan Begley, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden. “Danny told me, ‘If you can play a gig for three hours then you can row for six’”

Glen Hansard has been away. Has he been for a week on the beach or a few days at a spa? He has not. The craggy, bearded singer has just returned from (...)

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