Editorial

Editorial

A Brexit Would Scupper Trinity’s “Whole Island of Ireland” Goals

A British exit from the European Union would create immediate uncertainty for students from the North who wish to study in universities in the south.
Editorial

Given Lack of Funding Support, Proposed Government Control of Universities is an Affront

A proposed extension to the powers the government holds over universities poses a real threat to the troubled sector.
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With a New Alliance Between Unions, Potential For Greater Impact on Funding

A coalition between the four largest unions in higher education has huge potential, but will need to aim higher than their previous collaborations.
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The New Smoking-Free Zones Are Not About Restricting Your Freedom

Rather than using smokers as targets, the new policy is a practical solution to a persistent problem.
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In an Underfunded Sector, We Cannot Let Financial Interests Dictate Academia

Comments made by the vice-chancellor of Queen’s deepen the concerns many have about the future of academia.
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In Difficult Job Market, a More Nuanced Scheme Than JobBridge Is Needed

In a climate where graduates find it increasingly difficult to compete with their peers, internship programs such as JobBridge can help but significant reforms are needed.
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Too Many Problems Facing Higher Education Cannot be Solved by Increasing Student Fees

As recent strikes in the UK show, simply increasing student fees is not sufficient to address many of the issues plaguing the sector.
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Academic Gender Quotas are an Extreme Solution to an Extreme Problem

Divergent promotion trends between men and women require systemic, qualitative changes.
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Amid Progress on LGBT Issues, Global Polarisation is Worrying

A year after the marriage equality referendum, much of the world remains an unfriendly place for those who fail to conform.
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The Vast Majority of Trinity’s Commercialisation Initiatives Should be Welcomed

When College’s money-spinning activities, which raise much-needed funds for Trinity’s core academic mission, do not clash with academic or student interests, we should be less cynical.