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

Higher & Further Education News & Views

Smaller third-level colleges face end of public funding

Colleges face performance-related funding cuts

Institutes face high standards process

Education targets – Academic autonomy is essential

Is new General Secretary ready for fire fighting?

Art college appoints head of design

Colleges given six months to spell out their strategic plans

Colleges in race to gain university status

University criteria dismissed by college president

‘Shag’ week survey reveals that seven out of ten students have unprotected sex

Probe finds poor practices in VECs across country

Anatomy of a medical class: minister opens TCD’s €131m institute

Dublin college chief defends policy on Bahrain

Students could afford €10k fees, says UL study

In My Opinion: New kind of technology university will address the needs of society

Reach for the stars with UCD’s elite performance programme

Warning of ‘mediocrity’ if higher education not funded

Higher education funding crisis will ‘damage’ students

VEC has brief discussion on audit

 

Disability Headlines

Parents of young disabled shocked at cuts in services

Parents of children with autism in major fundraiser to expand facilities

Lauren’s video role raises awareness of rare diseases

Valentine, not just the patron saint of romance, but also of epilepsy

Epilepsy still has strong social stigma for sufferers

Work scheme targeted at people with disabilities

Reilly calls autism claims outrageous

Working disabled allowed to draw welfare

Reilly: Humphreys’ autism comments ‘outrageous’

Judo Assist Ireland

Deaf girl held as slave tells court of years of beatings and rape

Man up, Tony

Northern Ministers hear each other’s pain

 

General Education Stories

Parents campaign over cuts to career guidance

Teacher allowances cut ‘would be end of Croke Park reform’

The formula is simple: real change

Kicking exam pressure to touch

Lessons to be learned from case in Clonmel

Nine jailed for failing to send children to school

Irish girls in top 20% of fitness level study

Speed limit outside six schools cut to 30kph

Watch out Ruairi! Cuts to small schools spell big trouble

No method in madness behind school guidance cuts

Parents in Kildare furious as children of gaelscoileanna ignored

Salaries linked to success in education

School principal challenges removal

 

Mental Health in the Media

After years of self-harm, my life has changed so much

Conquering your personal Everest

Acting fast against teenage depression

 

Employment Features

500 college places for jobseekers

Initiatives aim to deliver 100,000 jobs by 2016

Mastercard to create 130 Irish jobs

Recruiters to get paid for placing workers

New IT jobs after US deal welcomed

Staff Picks:

New Department of Education head

Professor Quinn – Appointee to the Council of State

Employ People with Disabilities

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

I haven’t a clue if lecturers are doing their jobs, says minister

Conditions agreed for universities of technology

UCD students union holds emergency meeting

NUI Galway Festival opens

Studying in the US – What you need to know

A strong case for a new university

Demand for college places up as more mature students join race

VEC funded sail programme while boat rotted

Value for money concern

Students go that extra mile to claim a free car

Technological universities

School blamed for demise of €161k IT contract

Committee considered it unnecessary to submit contract for legal checks

VEC signed away valuable property rights in venture

Trinity team helping develop fold-up TV

VEC accountability – Answerable to taxpayers

VEC forced to answer tough questions

VEC relocation plan to increase rent from €13.30 to €118,000

VEC criticised after €890k of IT budget paid to ex-employee

Former Student Leader At CIT Slams Quinn ‘U-Turn’

 

Disability Headlines

‘People used to call me the wibbly wobbly wonder’

Utter disappointment following Rehab decision

Autism controversy – The right to an opinion

Parents ‘never to blame’ for autism

Sit-in workers to help Calum

Comments ‘likely to cause upset’

 

General Education Stories

High-speed broadband for all secondary schools ‘by 2014’

Safety campaign aims to ‘wipe out’ online bullying

Special education – Cuts having deep impact

Certain schools are better squeezed than others

Students prepare to ditch books in favour of iPads

Back to prefabs and leaky roofs?

The project maths course divides teachers — but does it add up?

In My Opinion: Teaching languages at primary level will be a key to our economic future

Mock exam results can be a wake-up call for students

EU: Education cuts undermine potential

Disadvantaged school spend urged

 

Mental Health in the Media

Three people now die from suicide every day of the year

Widespread patient satisfaction with mental health services

Coroners reporting suicides

Warning over loss of 400 psychiatric nurses

10% of psych nurses to retire, survey suggests

‘Voluntary’ psychiatric patients need protection

Mental capacity Bill to be issued shortly

Warning of suicide increase over cuts

 

Employment Features

‘Colleagues retreated. A mix of embarrassment and fear of contagion. It hurt’

Four firms to create 550 jobs nationwide

Ireland ‘represents exceptional and unique opportunity for investment’

EU fund unspent due to ‘inexperience’

AHEAD in the News:

Job seeking skills for graduates with disabilities

 

Staff Picks:

Students’ project wins science award

Is this Ireland’s best school?

Tackling disability discrimination takes more than wheelchair ramps

TCD AS Support Service

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

‘The potential is obvious’

Election promises must be kept

How does CAO system work with a FETAC qualification?

Shrouded in mystery

Resignation offers hope that mummy may stay in Cork

Higher education for all is under threat

Teacher’s Pet

Students brand government ‘liars’ over tuition fee promises

Election promises must be kept

Honorary degrees awarded at TCD

Egypt says mummy can stay at UCC — if it’s too fragile for travel

 

Disability Headlines

Thank You Timothy Geithner

 Two Steves Who Changed My Life

What’s life like after meningitis?

MS research project at UCD yields some surprising results

Disability charity Scope launches a new bond to raise £20m

 

General Education Stories

Stand up straight, girls, and drink your soup correctly

Private companies to complain over State school bus scheme

VECs set to speed up school building projects

Exam focus to be reduced in Junior Cert overhaul

Quinn supports proposal to abolish Junior Certificate

Teachers retiring mid-year can be re-employed until holidays – Quinn

Teachers take lessons in wind turbines

Information Service launched for People with Hearing and Speech Difficulties

 

Mental Health in the Media

Reach out to others before it’s too late

‘Dirt cheap’ alcohol linked to suicides in youth, says Shortall

Doctor says alcohol implicated in 45 per cent of all suicides