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Trinity’s Attractiveness to Some Foreign Students is Largely Dependent on Forces Beyond Its Control

Loic Delorme discusses the benefits and pitfalls of the CAO application system and how it could be improved to attract foreign students to Ireland.
By Loic Delorme
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Zero-Hour Contracts Impact Negatively on Students and the Wider Workforce

James Shaw argues that zero-hour contracts are a detriment to students and examines alternative contracts that could benefit both employers and employees.
By James Shaw
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How the “Self-Assured” Student Can Prevent Open Discussion

Ellen Orchard argues that the most talkative person in a tutorial can often be the least likely to allow open discussion.
By Ellen Orchard
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Apparently We’re Just Not Wealthy Enough to Demand Free Education

Kevin Donoghue explores how Irish governments would rather keep companies like Apple happy than invest in third-level education.
By Kevin Donoghue
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Opting Out: Why Men Are Increasingly Rejecting Marriage

James Behan examines why an increasing number of men are deciding not to get married.
By James Behan
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Labelling University as “The Best Years of Your Life” Creates Unnecessary Pressure

Ellen Orchard argues that the pressure placed on students to enjoy university often detracts from the experience itself.
By Ellen Orchard
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In the Heat of the Abortion Debate, Respectful Discussion is in Everyone’s Best Interest

Abortion is a contentious issue in the Irish climate, but lazily and inaccurately representing the other side hampers campaigns and can distract from the real issues.
By Simon Foy
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Trinity’s Societies Need More Support, and It’s in Everyone’s Interest That They Have It

Societies are used to promote the College and untold hours of voluntary work is put into them, but their work is being made increasingly difficult.
By Simon Foy
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Why it’s Okay to not Live up to Leaving Cert Expectations

It can be the journey, the experiences or the college itself that end up being more important than your points, or your course.
By Simon Foy
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With Europe at a Crossroads, Younger Generations Must Reject Increasingly Polarising Forces

With populism and a lack of debate pervading political discourse, young people must fight back against increasing levels of fear and hate.
By Simon Foy