Staff Picks:

Careers fair in RDS attracts 6,000 graduates and students

Champion of mind matters still susceptible to depression

Two-thirds of students would hide mental health problems – survey

Jigsaw puts the pieces together

We need to talk about voice recognition software

UCC lecturers get exceptional citizen award


Higher & Further Education News & Views

Networking by universities will lead to expertise

Andrew is new chairman at DKIT

Former county manager is new GMIT chairman

Next generation of graduates putting passion before job prospects

Parents bailing out students…for now

In their own words

Meeting the future head on

Private schools and Cabinet power

Advice for job hunting graduates

As standards tumble, are college fees a certainty?

€400 million may not cover student grants

Should international study be at the heart of higher education?

Lecturer is poised for place on rights council

Scheme to encourage coverage of aid issues

Students are ‘leading lights’ in road safety

Top marks for students’ community spirit


Disability Headlines

Four in 10 disabled young living in poverty, report says

Eight autistic children still waiting for a school place after 10 weeks

Accessibility in a Digital Age

Man tried to stop MS sufferer from parking in disabled space

Condition blinded garda, court hears

Blind sergeant settles case over alleged failure to diagnose condition

HSE proposes freezing issuing of new medical cards

€650,000 damages for brain-damaged woman

A no-barriers film festival

Newport man took part in European disability event


General Education Stories

Proposal for closer ethnic relations

Searching for answer to reform

Cork trio bound for world debating competition

Challenges in education – Urgency and selfless focus are essential

School patronage issue overstated, says churchman

Book publishers agree to bulk discounts for schools

Group invites Catholic primary schools to consider changes in patronage

Law should be ‘part of school curriculum’

In My Opinion: Variety of patronage is called for to meet the demands of parents

Have your questions ready as college open days kick off

Students to learn exam appeals results

Gay students face ‘lose-lose’ choice in North, says report

How numbers rock our world


Mental Health in the Media

One in four will suffer mental health problem

New President will need to show action, not words, on suicide issue

Psychiatric sell-off misses the money boat

One in 10 calls to Samaritans in Ireland are recession related

Iron man: No shame over mental weakness

Call to ringfence mental health funds

Accepting illness – Be honest

Depression not just a part of getting old

Some mental health drug prescriptions up by a fifth

GPs must know depression guidelines

Survivors show the power within us all

Men in pain find it hard to seek help

Using positive thinking to find work and self-worth

Study of adolescents aged 11-13 finds 15% show signs of mental disorder

Country facing youth mental health crisis – report

Mental health staff shortages at ‘crisis levels’

Patient’s visitors being screened, says ex-partner

Failing troubled teens

Let children have an emotion without calling it a disorder

Concerns raised over child mental health


Employment Features

Staff wanted: One in four companies now hiring

Jobs expo in Waterford to offer over 200 jobs

OECD forum targets jobs

Conference told of jobs crisis among Irish youth

T-shirt whizz-kid enjoys smooth ride with Hairy Baby venture

Burton rejects SF claim that work experience scheme exploits interns