Irish universities have become increasingly reliant on revenue from international tuition fees. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities expect international student numbers will drop by about 80 per cent in the new academic year and result in the loss of hundreds of millio(...)

Second level teachers’ unions   said they will work to serve the ‘best interests of students’. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

The country’s largest secondary teachers union says it has “a number of serious concerns” over elements of the decision to postpone the Leaving Cert u(...)

Third-level students will not have to sit traditional end of year exams, with alternative arrangements being put in place by colleges and universities.  File photograph: Getty Images

Third-level students will not have to sit traditional end of year exams, with alternative arrangements being put in place by colleges and universities(...)

Conall Wiliamson, a UCC student, started a “no detriment” petition  calling on the university to ensure students do not receive grades that are lower than ones they were awarded during the academic year.

Thousands of third-level students have signed petitions calling on their colleges to ensure their grades do not suffer as a result of disruption to ed(...)

The State Examinations Commission says oral and practical exams for Junior and Leaving Cert students are still scheduled to take place later this month. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish  Times

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) says oral and practical exams for Junior and Leaving Cert students are still scheduled to take place later thi(...)

Fees for non-EU undergraduate students range between €10,000-€20,000 in engineering and science, while they climb to between €40,000-€55,000 for those studying medicine.

Irish universities face losing tens of millions of euro in tuition fees from the impact of coronavirus due to large numbers of international students (...)

In an ideal world there would be government funding for student housing, but there is not. Photograph: iStock

The housing crisis, as well as long commutes, were clearly major issues with many young people who voted for Sinn Féin in last month’s general electio(...)

Political failure to prepare adequately for a significant expansion in student numbers at third level will come at a cost to families, society and ultimately to the economy. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this week, Leaving Certificate students met the CAO deadline to submit their course preferences for September. Later this week, voters will fi(...)

A view of the UCD campus at Belfield, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Affluent students are far more likely to study high-points courses in university and earn more within months of graduating than those from less well-o(...)

Adam O’Flaherty of Letterkenny IT’s students’ union. “It’s hard for a lot of students, 100 per cent,” he says. Photograph:  Clive Wasson

Adam O’Flaherty, like many students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, knows how difficult it can be to make ends meet. He is entitled to a mean(...)

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