Editorial

Editorial

Another Week, Another Deportation Case at Third-Level. When Will the State Learn?

This week, the government backtracked on another deportation order issued to a student after outrage from UCC staff and students.
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How Cassells Might Actually be Keeping Third-Level Away From Election Spotlight

Higher education has hardly featured in the general election campaign so far.
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For Universities, Brexit’s Risks Aren’t Just Concerning – They May be Irreversible

The government this week announced that fee arrangements between Ireland, the UK and Northern Ireland will be maintained for another year.
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With State Funding in Crisis, a Show of Startling Ambition from Universities

NUI Galway this week announced plans to build a €200-million innovation district, following similar announcements in UCD and UL.
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Grand Canal May Reshape Higher Education. Its Philosophy Merits Interrogation

The government has thrown its weight behind an innovation district at Grand Canal Dock – with Trinity at the centre.
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Women-Only Posts Could Right an Old Wrong – But They Need Long-Term State Funding

It’s not clear how long government funding for new – and expensive – women-only professorships will last.
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TEP’s Benefits Won’t be Immediate. But Students Shouldn’t be its Guinea Pigs

Amid increased exam sittings, current students could be forgiven for wondering how the Trinity Education Project is benefiting them.
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When the Government Ignores the Arts, Trinity Must Fill in the Gap

This week’s investment in business and science subjects shows that the government has little interest in the arts.
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Has College Learned Any Lessons From Last Year’s Exam Fiasco?

Hectic cloakrooms and exam paper mix-ups were another staple of this year’s exam period.
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A Withering Critique of Direct Provision – Which Ignores Third-Level Entirely

An Oireachtas report on direct provision made no recommendations for how to improve access to third-level for asylum seekers.