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Learning activity, such as laboratories, workshops, studio-based activities or those that require special equipment, will occur on-campus but will be subject to appropriate social distancing and PPE. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced that all lectures, tutorials and practical classes will be delivered remotely for the academic y(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris is understood to be preparing a plan  which would see universities boost the capacity of many high-demand courses. Photograph:  Julien Behal Photography

Hundreds of additional college places in high-demand courses such as nursing, medicine, law, veterinary science and engineering are likely to be provi(...)

Professor Michelle Millar and president of NUI Galway’s  students’ union Pádraic Toomey display the university’s new “community promise”. Photograph: Aengus McMahon.

All students at NUI Galway are to be required to sign a new pledge to adhere to public health advice and to “behave responsibly”. Any breach of the g(...)

Queen’s University Belfast: Northern Ireland students need three As at A-level to do law at Queen’s University Belfast, while applicants from Britain need only three Bs.

In the heady days of January, after Stormont was restored and before coronavirus struck, Northern Ireland had a brief debate about raising university (...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

University teachers have said that certainty is required urgently on the re-opening process for higher education institutions. The Irish Federation o(...)

 The move by UL has sparked anger among some parents and students who say they have paid up to €6,000 in accommodation fees for next year. Photograph:  Sean Curtin/True Media

University of Limerick has said most students will be allowed on campus for just one week each month when the new academic year gets underway in Septe(...)

Croke Park will host hundreds of RCSI medical students this September. Pictured at the launch of the initiative are Professor Hannah McGee,  Dr Niall Stevens of the RCSI, along with Mark Dorman of Croke Park,  RCSI students Róisín Baker and Hugh Woulfe and RCSI chief executive Professor Cathal Kelly  take to the pitch in Croke Park.

Hundreds of medical students are to use Croke Park as a make-shift college campus over the coming academic year to allow them to learn while social di(...)

Anne Doyle presents a TV version of satirical news-site Waterford Whispers, complete with rude lines

There are things RTÉ does well and things RTÉ does badly. And then there is RTÉ trying to do comedy. So there are reasonable grounds for worrying that(...)

Let us not bother with the notion that the rearrangements will ruin the experience

There are people who reach middle age without ever having been to the cinema on their own. I’ve met them. I wouldn’t have them put in camps. But these(...)

George Berkeley. Aside from supporting slavery, ‘in his later political work, he is pretty grim on the Irish peasantry too’, says TCD researcher Clare Moriarty. Image: Hulton Archive

As statues topple amid anti-racism protests, universities are looking at some of the hallowed names associated with their institutions with some nervo(...)

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