Education And Training In Europe: Inequality Remains A Challenge

The 2017 edition of the Commission’s Education and Training Monitor, published today, shows that national education systems are becoming more inclusive and effective. Yet it also confirms that students’ educational attainment largely depends on their socio-economic backgrounds. The Ireland report says: “Irish students’ basic skills in reading, mathematics and science are high and relatively unaffected by […]

UCC Springboard Courses Re-Energise Careers

Graduates of the Springboard+ adult education course have their lives “transformed” by the skills and expertise they acquire over their year-long programme, according to Dr Séamus Ó Tuama, Director of Adult Continuing Education at UCC.   Dr Ó Tuama says the Springboard+ initiative has helped countless people restart or re-energise their careers.   “I have […]

New online course for Prediabetes & Type 2

We developed an online educational course that people can follow from the comfort of their own home following a visit to their GP where they have been told one of 2 things : “you have Type 2 diabetes” or “if you don’t change your diet and lifestyle you will get Type 2 – you have […]

CyberSmarties – Safe Educational Social Network For Primary Schools

Cybersmarties.com is the First Safe Educational Social Network designed specifically for Primary School Kids. With specialists in anti cyber-bullying technology and behavioral analysis, CyberSmarties.com uses in-built security software to allow kids to use social media in a controlled and safe environment without the fear of harassment or cyberbullying. This educates and empowers them to protect their own wellbeing, promoting self-awareness and awareness of others. This is the […]

WIT Information Evening On How To Upskill For Work And Life

People thinking about study from Waterford’s neighbouring counties invited to the information evening on part-time and postgraduate study options at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) WIT is holding an event on Tuesday, 17 May aimed at prospective students for WIT part-time and postgraduate programmes including courses funded under the Government’s ICTSkills/Springboard programme. The majority of WIT’s students […]

USI Welcomes The SUSI Grant Changes

The Union of Students in Ireland said they welcome the SUSI grant changes calling them a step forward in higher education and social mobility. At the moment, students may deduct €3,809 of their holiday earnings from family income before the assessment for grant eligibility is done, but that is being raised to €4,500 for the […]

Next Government Must Deliver World Class Education System – Ibec Mid-West And Kerry

In advance of the upcoming general election, Ibec Mid-West and Kerry, the group that represents business in the region, called on the next government to ramp up investment in education to ensure students develop the necessary skills to thrive when they enter the workforce. A skilled and versatile talent pool will strengthen the region’s credentials […]

Alliance against Cutbacks in Education [ACE] Crucifying the Innocent to balance the books

6 months ago, the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, was busy in the media defending the decision of his Labour and Fine Gael colleagues to attack the level of provision for children with special needs. The allocation of Special Needs Assistants [SNA’s] was to be dramatically reigned in and the provision of vital one-to-one resource-teaching […]