Around the Universities – Issue 10

Trinity College Dublin Trinity has announced that they will be facilitating an international dual degree programme in conjunction with Columbia University, New York. Starting next year, students enrolled in the programme will spend two years studying in Trinity, followed by two years at Columbia, culminating in a BA Arts and Humanities degree from the two…

HEA: 36% Of Students Struggling Financially

36% of Irish students are suffering from serious or very serious financial problems, with mature students more likely to have financial issues than others, a Higher Education Authority (HEA) report has revealed. The HEA’s report, part of an EU initiative, surveyed over 20,000 students at all degree levels in various higher education institutions in Ireland….

40% of Bachelor’s Degree Graduates in Ireland Earn Under €25K Per Year

A report recently released by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) involving respondents who graduated from an Irish university in 2016 has revealed two in every five of the undergraduate degree holders are earning less than €25,000 per year. The responses were collected in March 2017 from over 18,000 former students who were granted a level…

Universities to lose funding if more women are not promoted

A new taskforce has been launched by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), in order to promote gender equality in Irish universities. The taskforce comes as a result of several reports that condemned the current gender imbalance in our third level institutions. Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has launched the taskforce which…