Free Education is a Viable option at Third Level

The Union of Students in Ireland has claimed that it is no longer reasonable for political parties to pretend free third level education is not viable. It comes on the wake of reports that the Cassells report on Higher Education Funding will include free education as one of three options to be considered by the […]

Equality in Education Alliance announce permanent record of State illegality

A successful Darwin Day Information Meeting has placed on the public record the illegality practised within the State in the field of education. The Equality in Education Alliance (EEA) are pleased to advise that they have gathered into one on-line location a permanent record of this. Fachtna Roe said: “Every candidate in the forthcoming Election […]

High Dropout Rates Directly Linked with Lack of Student Support

The Union of Students in Ireland has released research today which shows the direct link between the high dropout rates in third level education, and emphasised that students will vote for parties who prioritise education in the General Election. 22.1% of students who dropped out of college said the main reason was financial difficulties. Three-quarters […]

Maths challenge for Offaly students returns with €20,000 prize fund for students and schools

The eagerly anticipated All-Ireland maths challenge that has taken Ireland by storm for the past two years is back, with a prize fund of €20,000 for students and schools. Registration for students and teachers throughout Offaly is now open for LearnStorm Ireland. Originally called MATHletes, the challenge was started in 2014 by technology entrepreneur Sean […]

New EU student loans for Master’s in France

Irish University graduates who want to do a Master’s in France can now qualify for a €12 000 loan for a one-year course, or up to €18 000 for a two-year one. Students will benefit from very favourable terms, no collateral and delayed pay-back. The scheme comes from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, and is […]

Applications now being accepted for Intel’s 2015 Women in Technology scholarship program

The Intel Women in Technology scholarship program aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science, engineering and technology. The program forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging females to participate, prosper, and […]

Students, teachers and schools prepare to do battle – launch of MATHletes Challenge 2015

Entrepreneur, inventor and investor Sean O’Sullivan has kick started MATHletes Challenge 2015, an initiative supported by the Department of Education. Building on the popularity and success of the 2014 pioneering maths tournament, students and schools from all over Ireland now have another opportunity to compete online and face-to-face against their peers for over €20,000 in prizes […]