Higher & Further Education News & Views

Atlantic Records in £26m link with Oxford University

GAA to build hurling and camogie centre at WIT

How qualified is your lecturer?

Colleges don’t have enough staff with PhDs to qualify as tech universities

Implant research breakthrough at UL

Top marks for UCC’s model student

Campaign by students aims to curb rise in road deaths

Colleges vying for tech university status lack sufficient numbers of suitably qualified staff

Award winning Trinity student is world’s top hacker claims the FBI

Cambridge University apologises over student admissions blunder

Disability Headlines

‘People saw me fall and thought I was drunk’

Mother takes fight for autistic son’s ‘lifeline’ benefit to the Dáil

Families of autistic children to campaign over allowance

Counting the cost of stroke trauma

Probe into top-ups for €150,000 charity chiefs

Youngest in school year more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Special needs organisation appeals for host carers

‘Bionic boy’ Calum is home after operation

General Education Stories

CofI schools under threat of exclusion, says Dublin bishop

Homosexual teachers ‘face hostile environment at school’

Schoolchildren can use an iPhone but cannot tie their shoelaces, poll finds

Mastering Mandarin

Modern languages at primary level are crucial

Educate Together to open seven schools

Parents cutting back on costly after-school activities

Students say hola to Spain via video link

Mental Health in the Media

‘Too many’ suicides linked to depression tablets

‘It gives you a lift when you see your work up there’

‘No plan’ for those who want to come off anti-depressants

GAA stars line out for suicide awareness event

Finding the right mental health service for YOUR needs

Anti-depressant drugs – Investigate claimed link to suicides

Warnings that some prescription drugs cause violent thoughts

Woman woke to find she had ‘no emotions’

Schools conference aims to break stigma of suicide

Employment Features

Over 100 new jobs announced in technology companies in Galway and Dublin