Higher & Further Education News & Views

Surprise at decision to invest €40m in St Patrick’s teacher training college

Europe’s top ten MBA schools favoured by employers

In My Opinion: First-year students entering third level have been taught to learn — not to reason

Trinity encourages kids from all social groups to aim high


Disability Headlines

‘The HSE is denying me a proper way of life’

Hopes are high after ‘bionic ear’ op

Scientists developing device to restore sight

BAI new rules on subtitling criticised

Disability benefits to be slashed (UK)


General Education Stories

Cyber-bullying concerns Quinn

School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won’t comment

Time to end silent suffering of gay students

End meritocracy myth and drop subsidies to fee-paying schools

Protestant schools ‘weary’ following cuts, synod is told

Forum to hear ideas on better ways to tackle school bullying

50% of parents have complained to school about bullying

Bullying ‘costs over €100m every year’

How to survive exam fever — a guide for anxious parents

Quarter of pupils have experienced web abuse

School faced dilemma over pupil expulsions

Parents’ council head resigns over Facebook expulsions row

Teachers know social media can be both friend and foe


Mental Health in the Media

Mental health survey – Listen to Irish youth

Lynch affirms commitment to mental health strategy

Senator hopes to inform efforts to combat suicide

One in five youths engage inself-harm


Employment Features

The Benefits of Disability in the Workplace

Rehab expansion to create 400 jobs

A little bit later than usual as I was out of the office on Friday. Happy Reading!

My pick of the week is actually a video this week: The Others

Number of students finishing second level at all-time high

Calls for probe into third-level spending after new revelation

Number sitting Leaving Cert rises

Rugby star opens up about how he tackled bouts of depression

Orgy of expenditure by WIT boss amounts to a €6.7m splurge

Review of funding for fee-paying schools

Disclosing a mental health problem to employers

Back to basics

I’m quite soft. I get emotional

Rugby star opens up about how he tackled bouts of depression

How can we tackle the rise in self-harm?

Must try harder: this year’s report card for the key figures in higher education

Waking up to the use and abuse of ‘study drugs’ in Irish colleges

Autistic boy’s father threatens legal action

Demand for college places growing

Schools hit hard with special needs cap

The REAL star of the Royal Wedding: How Kate Middleton’s brother recited Bible passage off by heart to overcome dyslexia

Quinlan bares his soul over illness

Early school play is the key to a higher standard in young adults

Body clock drug as good as standard anti-depressants

Google’s search for self-drive cars

Respite services restored for those with intellectual disabilities

The last thing the Junior Certificate needs is a quick fix – it’s not entirely broken

Teacher’s pet

Mental health job fear for one in five with stress

Student abuse of wakefulness drug leads to restrictions

Cuts to special needs teaching may be avoided next autumn

Special needs – Education is sacrosanct

Starbucks sued for firing woman because she was a dwarf