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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Students

All time
# send silence packing
On a busy campus, an empty bag for every young life lost by suicide
A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide.
# home from home
1,500 student beds on the way to Dublin thanks to major US developer
Hines says it could deliver as many as 1,500 beds in the coming years.
# college digs
Dublin is getting 571 new student bedrooms
An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the development.
# UCD
Student considered moving university over way her sexual assault allegation was handled
Gardaí are investigating the alleged incident, which occurred on 31 October last year.
# happy relations
12-month J1 visas will still be around for another three years at least
There had been questions over whether the agreement would be terminated.
# buskers bar
Bar at centre of alleged 'no blacks allowed' incident concludes "that no discrimination occurred"
Three South African students were allegedly refused entry from Buskers Bar in Temple Bar on Sunday 5 June.
# campaign promise
Enda says he hopes the J-1 programme won't be scrapped, despite Trump warning
During his election campaign, Trump said he wanted to end the visa scheme
# Cape Town
A row over college fees in South Africa has escalated into major unrest
Yesterday, riot police dispersed students who gathered outside parliament.
# Blackrock Clowns
School to hold meeting after clowns enter school grounds and 'terrified' students
The Nightmare Realm director explained to us what happened that lead to three scary clowns roaming around a school’s private grounds.
# Change generation
Decision time: How to decide on the career that's (hopefully) right for you
Choosing a career is one of the most important decision you will ever make – so don’t just fall into it.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?
Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?
# Change generation
The psychology of house sharing: how to get on with the people you're living with
Can’t we all just get along? Former Olympic team psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick helps us understand why housemates fight.
# Change generation
What one tip would you give students to make the most of college?
Getting the balance right in college can be tough. We asked students how to manage being happy AND productive.
# Change generation
Budgeting is boring? A guide to why - and how - you need to master the purse strings
A third-level student will need at least €11,000 to get through the college year, living away from home.
# cutting the cost
The Greens aren't happy that people on €75k are getting cheaper bus fares than students
That party wants the Tax Saver scheme rolled out to students.
# niteline
'It’s extremely difficult to call up a stranger and start pouring your heart out'
Meet the volunteers answering late-night calls from students who need to talk.
# Third Level
More than 2,500 second round CAO offers are out today
Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.
# C U Next Tuesday
Those controversial C*NT nightclub stamps are coming back to Dublin for one night only
Ah. Classic times.
Voices
Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation
Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.
# check it out
You can find all of the Round One CAO points right here
Do you have what you need for your preferred course?
# factcheck
FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?
As tens of thousands await CAO offers, FactCheck examines how the financial burden awaiting them compares with students in other countries.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room?
Given the scale of the rental crisis being seen in Ireland, USI is requesting that people make their homes available to students.
# august rush
People asked to rent spare rooms to students as accommodation crisis continues
Tens of thousands of students are looking for accommodation, with the new academic year just around the corner.
# gis a naggin
13 tweets that sum up the phenomenon that is Leaving Cert results night
These streets belong to the Leaving Certs now.
# divestment
Is a religious education better for students? We took a look
‘Catholic schools are more strict, the academic side of things follows in that pattern then.’
# Red C
Some landlords are demanding tenancy deposits of three months up front
A survey has also shown that 60% of people have had problems getting their deposit returned.
# CoderDojo
The group of children (including one 5-year-old) building the future of technology
More than 10,000 are expected to attend the CoderDojo Coolest Projects at the RDS today.
Voices
Leaving Cert: seven years of hell in seven days
One reader tells us about her experiences of trying to overcome crippling anxiety during her Leaving Cert exams
# no admission
Buskers Bar in Temple Bar investigating after students refused entry told 'no blacks allowed'
It’s alleged the three students asked to speak to a manager, but were refused.
# Me Nerves
No major surprises in English papers as the State exams kicked off today
The first exam for both sets of students this morning will be English paper 1.
# Repeat of history
Students will face accommodation nightmare again this September
Student unions across the country are wondering how they will house students when the new term begins.
# the hub
12 memories of Toxic Tuesday all DCU students treasure
RIP Toxic Tuesday, u are with the angles now xx
# nui galway
Irish student whose mother had breast cancer is researching new ways to identify the disease
NUI Galway student Úna McVeigh started her PhD in September 2015.
# That time of year
Students still in a 'mad rush' to do J1s in America despite strict new rules
Demand is as high as ever, according to the US Embassy.
# unbeaten
Shane Duggan-inspired Limerick maintain 100% record
Both sides finished with 10 men in tonight’s closely fought First Division clash.
# so emojinal baby
These students had to write out 1,000 emojis because they were late for class
New age punishment.
# cold hard cash
Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so
The union said a 1% levy on profits could be used to remove the €3,000 student registration fee.
# slap on the wrist
Trinity accused of breaking university ranking rules after asking graduates to complete survey
The university had contacted graduates and staff to request that they take part in surveys by university ranking institutions.
# South Africa
Scholarships for virgins: 'Abstaining from sex will change my future'
One South African mayor is offering scholarships to female students who can prove they are virgins.
# decisions decisions
Here's what courses students have been applying for in this year's CAO applications
Nursing saw the biggest increase in applications since last year, while arts and social sciences had the biggest drop.