“My Master’s really helped me overcome my fear of independent thinking”

An interview with Max Darby on Postgraduate Study The most recent Higher Education Authority figures show that there are over 10,000 students enrolled in full-time and part-time postgraduate research. The Irish Times reported recently on the uptake of postgraduate courses during the pandemic, saying “students are looking at their options for the next six-12 months…

Direct Provision: The need to dismantle it

Throughout Irish history, there has been a tendency by successive Irish governments to cover up shameful events and ignore many of the corruptions and injustices in this country. Over the course of the years, many of the wrong-doings in the country have been exposed to and scrutinised by the Irish people: the Magdalene laundries, the…

Tattoos: Inklings from Industry

Tattoos have long had a controversial reputation in the world of work, largely due to a perception of criminality or distrust. A Peninsula Ireland survey found that 76% of Irish employers would not hire someone if they were displaying a visible tattoo. The survey, carried out in 2015 also concluded that if two candidates were…

Stand With Climate Migrants

Writes Ciara Norman This year’s STAND Student Festival ran from 12-24th October. An initiative of Suas Educational Development supported by Irish Aid, the festival boasted an impressive programme of events. The festival’s theme was Climate Migration and the issue was really brought to life through the wide variety of events on offer including workshops hosted…