Brian Gormley

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A key part of life in third level is making new friends and getting involved in college activities. Above: members of the UCC Choir  before backstage before an appearance on the ‘Late Late Show’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When summer ends and the Leaving Cert exams fade into distant memory, preparing for a new life at a third level college can be a challenge. As excit(...)

Gráinne Gilmartin and Oisín Gilmartin at the accommodation office in Trinity College. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeowners have been urged to lease out spare rooms for the upcoming academic year as tens of thousands of students begin to seek accommodation after (...)

Fionn Rogan working at Java Republic on Molesworth Street. He sparked a debate this week when he wrote about how his generation was being increasingly infantilised, due to soaring rents and a loss of financial independence. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Young people are living at home for longer, staying in full-time education in ever-greater numbers, and avoiding adult commitments. We are in the mids(...)

The Dublin Institute of Technology’s annual cost-of-living guide shows that rent is now the single biggest cost for students living away from home. File photograph: Getty Images

Rising rents and other living costs means the cost of going to college for students living away from home will reach about €11,000 this year, accordin(...)

Students are turning to part-time work to cover the shortfall but, for most of them, they still need financial support from parents. Photograph: Thinkstock

Last year, we reported the cost of college had risen to its highest level since 2008. This year, figures released by four colleges – DIT, DCU, UCC (...)

 Dromroe Village student accommodation  at University of Limerick. Living on-campus is the ideal solution for many first-year students. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Today, the Leaving Cert Class of 2015 will find out where they’ll start college in September, and many thousands will begin looking for accommodati(...)

USI president Kevin Donoghue met Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan (above) last week to discuss the housing shortage facing students, and said “our conversations have been productive and there is an appetite to do something about it”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is being urged to act on recommendations from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to tackle the student accommo(...)

UCC’s student centre: the university is to boost its international student cohort from 14 per cent to 20 per cent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The scramble for student accommodation is expected to be worse than ever this September, and an analysis completed by the Higher Education Authority ((...)

I can remember so clearly my first day in Arts in UCD. I was shy, young – just 17 – and innocent. I looked around at the other 500 people in my Englis(...)

Niamh Curran, UCC student, and her mother, Rosarii, from Killurin,Co Wexford. Photograph:Mary Browne

With uniforms, homework notebooks and Leaving Certificate worries joyfully consigned to the past, starting college is both daunting and exciting. And (...)

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