On Student Homelessness, Experts Say a Data Vacuum is Hampering Change

Students who live in insecure conditions, including ‘couch-surfers’, aren’t always considered when we think of Ireland’s homelessness problem.
By Gillian O'Neill

In UCD, Academics Push Pandemic-Era Research – Inside the Lab and Out

With a contact tracing centre, and research that’s likely to be crucial to how Ireland manages the virus, UCD is at the coalface of pandemic research.
By Annasthasia Fitzgerald

‘Flightless Fitzgerald’: Remembering One of Trinity’s Greatest Scientific Pioneers

A peculiar and humble man, George Francis Fitzgerald has been largely forgotten – despite his mighty contributions.
By Gillian O'Neill

In a ‘Toxic’ Direct Provision System, College Students Hit Breaking Point

Third-level students in Ireland's direct provision system say the virus has laid bare – again – the unworkability of the system.
By Rachel O'Leary

In the UK, Liberal Arts Offer a Different Philosophy on Higher Education

Over the past 10 years, the UK has seen a surge in interdisciplinary teaching, with a different vision of what college should teach students.
By Molly Furey

How a Student Movement at Its Peak Made Ireland Listen Up

Five years on from the marriage equality referendum, those who led the student campaign say creativity was crucial to influencing debate.
By Donal MacNamee

Lorna Fitzpatrick is Ready to Lead USI Through a Pandemic – and its Fallout

USI’s president is running unopposed for a second term. There’s still plenty to be done, she says.
By Cormac Watson

On Research, the Pandemic Has Widened a Troubling Gender Gap

Journal submissions from female academics have fallen since the start of the coronavirus. Female academics say it’s not a surprise.
By Naoise D’Arcy

When NCAD Students Took On an Institution, and the State – and Won

In the 1960s, NCAD was run directly by the governments. Students weren’t happy – and spent years fighting for a more accessible college.
By Lucy Sherry

Can Dating Survive in Lockdown? Yes – and No, Say Students and Academics

Led by students, sites like OKZoomer have sprung up in lockdown, with a less superficial approach to romance. But how important is touch?
By Emma Taggart