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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Students

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# galway rag week
Gardaí advise students to be 'streetwise' ahead of Donegal Tuesday
NUI Galway and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology have distanced themselves from the event since 2011.
# videodoc
374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.
Medicine students forced to resit exam after initial Christmas paper revealed to be 'compromised'
A high proportion of second-year medical students studying the ‘Cell Cell Communication’ module were found to have achieved A grades in the ‘compromised’ exam.
# Money Money Money
One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems
Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.
# Parenting
'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths
It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.
# Nord Anglia
'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September
The Nord Anglia International School in Dublin will offer students the International Baccalaureate.
# Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
'The enemies have united': Iran's supreme leader hits out after more deaths in mass protests
The estimated death toll is now 21 since the protests began.
# tempus fugit
Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam
Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.
# boys and girls
Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them
A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.
# blagnac
At least three injured after man drives car into group of students near Toulouse
At least two of them are severely injured.
# no loans
'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - Students from across the country march through Dublin
The government is being accused of “kicking the can down the road” on education funding.
# Education
Poll: Do you agree with a loan system for students to pay fees?
Students are worried that a new loan system would be unsustainable and lead to higher fees.
'A chronic haemorrhage': Just one in five trainee doctors plan to definitely stay in Ireland to work
The RSCI has published a survey about the medical workforce in Ireland.
# tackling obesity
A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding
Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.
# katie ascough
UCDSU president defends removal of abortion information from fresher's magazine
UCDSU president Katie Ascough said the decision was “in line with legal advice”.
# ms readathon
'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon
Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?
# seeking arrangement
Why is a 'sugar baby' coaching event coming to Dublin?
The popular sugar baby website Seeking Arrangement is hosting the event next Friday.
# academic problems
Irish students are super-confident of landing a job. Finding somewhere to live is another matter
Irish third level students are far more confident of finding a job than during the recession, but the pressure to find accommodation is giving many sleepless nights.
# common points scale
The Leaving Cert results are out today - But here's why you won't be seeing any As, Bs or Cs this year
Don’t worry, it’s not because everyone failed.
# Countdown to results
From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.
# Results Night
Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos
A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.
# stand off
'A discriminatory blockade': Galway students criticise locals for campaigning against a new housing development
A UK developer is planning to change the Westwood Hotel in Galway to a 400-bed student housing unit.
# Census
There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected
Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.
# Discuss
English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert
Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?
# Talent
Over 100 children receive awards for their incredible artwork today
17-year-old Lucy Deegan from Carlow won the first prize in the senior 16-18 age category.
# Student attitudes
Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones
54% of students said they checked their phones in the classroom in the last seven days
# Plagiarism
New laws will prosecute firms that write essays for third level students
The proposed legislation will make it an offence to provide written-to-order essays, which give students an advantage over others by essentially participating in plagiarism.
# Kremlin crackdown
'Lackey', 'traitor': Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views
Authorities in Russia appear to be getting jittery over youth discontent ahead of presidential elections next year.
# Settlement
Survivors and families of Berkeley victims agree compensation with construction firms
The family of Ashley Donohoe, who died in the balcony collapse, released a statement through their lawyer today.
# drop outs
'It's not just getting your foot in the door': Over 6,000 third-level students don't make it to 2nd year
While the majority make it to their second year, a sizeable portion of students do not.
# breakfast time
Questions raised over how schools are chosen for government meals scheme
A Sinn Féin TD says that although the announcement is welcome, the DEIS scheme is a blunt tool to identify disadvantage.
# standstill
Bus strike: Students slam 'travel misery' for tens of thousands of students
Irish Rail services will not be affected by the strike action this week.
# diversity
Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books
We ask experts about the move towards diversity on the bookshelves.
# no 10 mill street
'It could have fallen into the street': How a derelict building in Dublin's Blackpitts was transformed
It’s now going to be part of a site that offers student accommodation.
# top gun
Ryanair's chief trainer says Ireland should be the capital of the billion-euro student pilot industry
More than 500,000 new ‘skippers’ are expected to be needed over the next two decades.
# take it easy
Galway gardaí warning to rag week revellers as they start early on 'Donegal Tuesday'
Tonight is expected to the busiest of the week as part of the city’s unofficial rag week.
# westwood hotel
A four-star Galway hotel is set to be converted into student accommodation
The Westwood Hotel in Newcastle has been sold – but it will stay open until next year.
# Strabane
Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school
Police said no serious injuries were reported following the altercation.
# Under Pressure
How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams
“Once I sat in the library for 13 hours straight and didn’t even take a break. I did my thesis in one whole night.”
# hard knock life
The 4 major life skills to learn by the time you are 18
A former Ivy League admissions interviewer says that these help students to thrive.