Staff Picks:

Anger, despair and a ray of hope for those living with Parkinson’s Disease

Follow: A play at the Absolut Fringe Festival

RTE Player:

Road to Rehab – Documentary on the National Rehab Hospital

Behind the Walls – Documentary – Part 1

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

Most Irish universities fall further in world ranking

Teaching students the joy of giving something back

UCC becomes Ireland’s first ‘five-star’ university

Radical overhaul of third-level admissions proposed

The case to better align students with college courses is compelling

Mandatory student community service ‘would address crisis in care for elderly’

University Plans to make its students model graduates

University places could be decided by lottery

Hyland gives poor grades to colleges and points race

CAO system could be changed by 2014

 

Disability Headlines

Female cystic fibrosis sufferers still dying younger than males

Places sought for autistic children after school closure

Dáil protest planned over special needs cuts

Breaking point: Mother battles to get help for son

Why a sports tie-up is worth its weight in gold

Tom Lewis: ‘If golf doesn’t turn out to be my life, I’m going to struggle’

The Ouch Blog News Round up

 

General Education Stories

Concern over voluntary contributions

All-inclusive schools group will meet parents

Lack of full-time places for 9 pupils ‘unacceptable’

Make grammar fun and kids will get it says new research

 

Mental Health in the Media

Revealing the horrific past of psychiatric hospitals

Suicide awareness: ‘You’d have thought everything was going well, but it wasn’t’

HSE accused of ‘bullying’ psychiatrist

Children ‘should be’ screened for anxiety

Suicide ignored by governments, warns charity

Retiring coroner queries publishing of suicide cases

HSE cuts number of psychiatrists in Galway

Involuntary detentions campaign

 

Employment Features

60 days, 60-job shadows

Employers catch out majority of CV liars – Survey

Labour Market Information, August 2011

Guinness is good for them: €650,00 for social projects

Department Removes Intern Offers from Jobbridge website

 

Events

Career Zoo, Sept 10th & Sept 11th

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