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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Students

All time
Voices
Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren't taken seriously as people, never mind as voters
Patronising stunts aside, my generation is simply not represented in the political sphere, writes Anna O’Rourke.
# losing the rag
11 tweets and Instagrams that sum up the madness of Rag Week
When the students of this country lose their entire minds.
# not a fan
Students in Pakistan urged not to celebrate 'vulgar and indecent' Valentine's Day
Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain is against the holiday.
# warning
Gardaí have 'zero tolerance' plan for Galway's Rag Week
Extra resources are being drafted in to deal with the anticipated large crowds.
# lad culture
Compulsory sexual consent classes planned for UCD following revenge porn allegations
The university is investigating claims that male students shared explicit images of female students without their permission.
# Heated
How Lucinda and Averil clashed over abortion as students more than a decade ago
The 2002 abortion referendum debate made for a heated political battle between two of the country’s rising young political stars.
# explicit images
Investigation over revenge porn allegations at UCD
The university said any student found to have shared intimate images of other students could face expulsion.
Voices
We need to smash the silence that surrounds sexual violence
Compelling first year Trinity College students to attend mandatory classes on sexual consent has raised eyebrows, writes Ruairí McKiernan.
# it's on
Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday
Eligible voters have less than a week left to sign up.
Voices
While economic recovery has opened up the jobs market, make sure your course is right for you
It’s important to pursue a career that you want and are confident you can handle, writes Clive Byrne.
Voices
Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it
Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.
Voices
Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea
We know very well the negative consequences of a student loan system. Just look at the United States, writes Julien Mercille.
# sponsored by Accenture
7 young Irish entrepreneurs to keep your eye on
Are these the future faces of Irish industry?
Voices
No opportunities for non-EU students: I fell in love with Ireland but will soon have to leave
The flooded market for HSE placements has become unsustainable, an American medical student studying here writes.
# Money Money Money
20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed
…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.
Voices
'I'm a teacher and while the school system isn't deliberately out to destroy people, it is broken'
Our time in a traditional school teaches us one basic fundamental: how to conform, writes a secondary school teacher.
# Mistaken Identity
This student has the same name as his lecturer, and he's taking full advantage of it
*applause*
# merced
Five people stabbed in classroom attack at California university
The male attacker was shot dead by police on the scene at the University of California in Merced.
# Frustration
Student denied grant may have to drop out of college for third time in four years
Ennis-raised Raymond, 21, says he feels abandoned after his latest Susi application was rejected earlier this year.
# Joe Caslin
The artist behind THAT marriage equality mural is back with another powerful piece
Joe Caslin tells us about the latest work from his Our Nation’s Sons project.
# Watch Out
Elaborate stories and 'too good to be true' ads: how scammers target students
Students moving to Ireland for the first time have been warned to watch out for fake accommodation ads.
# swanky pad
Inside the plush pads of ridiculously wealthy students
London has an even greater property shortage than Dublin, but many of its exclusive properties are being rented by wealthy foreign college students.
# Results are In
Junior Cert students are getting their results today. Here's how they did
And grades for the junior cycle appear to be holding steady against previous years, without massive improvement.
# man i love college
This student found an excellent college 'care package' hidden in their dorm room wall
THE DREAM.
# Big School
They grow up so fast: It's the first day of school for Ireland’s infants
It’s an emotional day.
# shovel ready
This week’s vital property news: House prices on the rise and hard times for students
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# crisis point
Thousands of students across Ireland still have nowhere to live
TheJournal.ie spoke to some students caught up in the housing crisis.
Voices
Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin
It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.
# rite of passage
Donald Trump wants to scrap the J-1 programme
As part of a range of immigration policies the Republican wants to introduce measures that could impact on the Irish in America.
# CAO 2015
Flying the nest? Here's what to do if you're a college student renting for the first time
Good Leaving Cert points? Check. Got your college course? Check. Now it’s time to find somewhere to live.
Voices
The taxman is right to chase Airbnb hosts. Here’s why
Allowing those who rent their rooms via the sharing website to be tax exempt will simply put more professionals and students on the streets in times of severe rental crisis.
# CAO 2015
All-rounders with a thirst for knowledge: Ireland's highest achievers in the 2015 Leaving Cert
They all scooped over 800 points in the Leaving Cert, but their principals say they’re proud of every one of their students.
# Leaving Cert
Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees
Anna Kern and her mother moved to Ireland from Ukraine in 2013.
# Leaving Cert
10 people who REALLY aren't being helpful about the Leaving Cert results
Read these while waiting for results, at your peril.
# Close Call
With one day until the college grant deadline the SUSI website is back up and running
Head of communications with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) Graham Doyle says that all applicants should now be able to access their website.
Voices
I thought I was a home bird but my summer in New York has been exhilarating
‘Whoever would have thought that a Donegal girl would feel so at home amidst the calamity of New York city?’
# the summer search
'A frenzy of panic': Advice for students looking for accommodation
The USI has called on people to take in lodgers as a lack of suitable housing remains an issue.
# Yuck
This futuristic bathroom door handle has a trick up its sleeve
It’s probably the most advanced bathroom door handle you’ll see today, or ever.
# RIP
The remains of all the Berkeley victims have now returned to Ireland
The first of the funerals will take place tomorrow.
# RIP
Ireland rallies around to support families of Berkeley tragedy
Books of condolences have been opened throughout the country.