Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Trinity’s Admissions Study is Still Fundamentally Flawed

Despite recent changes to Trinity’s admissions feasibility study, it still fails to improve on the “rational, transparent process” of the Leaving Cert, writes the former General Manager of the CAO.
By John McAvoy
Op-Ed

20 Questions for the Higher Education Working Group

The leak of the Cassells report leaves many questions unanswered.
By Brian Lucey
Op-Ed

Students Are the Ones Who Suffer with a “Funding” Loan System

Students should not be the ones bearing the brunt of the need for greater institutional funding, writes USI President Kevin Donoghue.
By Kevin Donoghue
Op-Ed

It’s Not Clear that Tenure Track will Help Women

Prof Pat O'Connor, a member of the HEA Gender Equality panel, argues that the new tenure track system could hinder career progression for women.
By Pat O'Connor
Op-Ed

Ignoring the Fact that, in Irish Universities, Arts Rank Better than Science

University subject rankings consistently show that AHSS subjects rank far higher than STEM subjects. So why the constant focus on STEM?
By Brian Lucey
Op-Ed

A Top-down Approach to Debate Has Stifled Dissent at SU Council

Claire Donlon and Edmund Heaphy argue that the current culture at SU council discourages healthy debate.
By Claire Donlon and Edmund Heaphy
Op-Ed

Defending Trinity’s Challenge of the Admissions System

Professor Patrick Geoghegan responds to an Irish Times op-ed piece and accuses it of taking a cheap shot at the students admitted by the study.
By Patrick Geoghegan
Op-Ed

SU Referendum Head-to-Head: The Pro-Choice Stance

Campaign manager for the 'Yes' side in the referendum on the SU's stance on abortion tells us why the union should adopt a pro-choice stance.
By Claire Donlon