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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Students

All time
# they seem me trollin
George Takei accuses Trinity College Dublin of trolling students
The Star Trek star isn’t having any of this student union sign.
# U-turn
Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.
# edumacashun
Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths
That’s according to an assessment of 8,000 pupils across 150 schools.
# wild mood swings
500 students at a Clare school tried to stay off social media for a week ... It didn't end well
The students who managed to avoid accessing their online personas experienced a range of withdrawal symptoms, like mood swings and irritability.
# fight the man
Student 'study-in' forces UCC to let people swot in library later at night
Students had refused to leave the library for three successive nights – and it worked.
# Careful Now
Students stage 'study-in' at UCC library over opening hours
The students’ union president has said that studying at home simply isn’t an option for some students.
# Mexico
This charred bone fragment helped prove a missing student was killed
43 students were slaughtered by a police-backed gang, in a case that has shocked Mexico.
# Students
Genius study methods spotted at University College Cork
Study the form.
# University of Limerick
Data breach made student grant applications visible on website
The grant applications included bank account information and details of parents’ incomes.
# School's Out
9 Irish teens who are only delighted about today's teachers' strike
Thank you, teachers.
# follow the sun
Irish students' summer in Hawaii will make you weep with want
It was the best of times…
# frustrations mounting
Remember the protests in Hong Kong? They're still going - and are more violent
This is the third month of the protests, and police used pepper spray and batons on the students overnight.
# Saints No Scholars
Dublin is no longer one of the top 20 cities in the world for students
And it’s all because of how pricey everything is.
# not blinking
Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'
The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.
# college ready
Half of parents don't know how to advise their children on further education
A new survey has also found that the majority want them to progress to higher education.
# the drink
Amazingly, boozy students don't really care about their health
Only 9% of students asked said they would reduce their alcohol consumption due to an awareness of medical consequences.
# take it or leave it
Jan O'Sullivan says she's not budging an inch
The TUI and ASTI have announced two days of strike action — the first set to take place on 2 December.
Opinion: I had to leave home and become independent at 18 – but SUSI won't recognise that
The grant is supposed to be there for people like me – people who can’t survive in college without it. But I don’t fit into SUSI’s picture of what a student is.
# collapsed talks
Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms
Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.
# Nigeria
Suicide bomber disguised in school uniform kills 48 students at assembly
Today’s high school attack is the latest by Boko Haram militants.
# Mexico
Protesters armed with machetes won't let anyone in or out of Acapulco airport
On Friday authorities announced that gang suspects confessed to killing 43 students.
# Grim
Deadly bacteria normally found in toilets was discovered in the microwave of these students
Meet Conor, Padraig, Brian and Paddy.
# Corruption
Mexican protesters set fire to palace door over student massacre
Violent protests came a day after authorities said suspected gang hitmen confessed to killing the 43 students and incinerating their bodies.
# Corruption
Bodies of Mexican students burned by gang in 14-hour inferno
Gang-linked police attacked their buses in September and ten delivered them to a drug gang to be killed.
# Refunds
Student group criticises Shelbourne College for failing to repay fees
RTÉ has reported that the college owes international students €200,000.
# quick payment
Student finance body SUSI has paid out 11,000 more grants than this time last year
There are around 19,000 students still awaiting payments.
# Closed
Dublin language school announces temporary closure due to 'weak financial situation'
SIPTU says it is very concerned for students and staff of Leinster College.
# baby ballet
Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone
And do they want to be ballet dancers when they grow up?
# jump around
Could ballet help kids learn maths, and prevent obesity?
One school says its kids love learning ballet.
# Public Transport
14 weekend transport struggles every student will understand
People placing their bags on the aisle seat :|
# high school shooting
Seattle high school gunman was homecoming prince
The shooter opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others.
# Students
Conor Cannon strike means Students live to fight another day
UCD beat Drogheda to secure a playoff next week.
# for the bants
Student gets head stuck in bottle bank in bet gone horribly wrong
Her friends promised her £10 and a Big Mac if she stuck her head in. Cruel, cruel friends.
# Prime Numbers
John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers
Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?
# At last
Students end miserable run and secure a potentially critical win in Derry
Mark Langtry’s thumping strike proved the difference between the sides at the Brandywell.
# Gandalf
Ian McKellen gives some EPIC advice to exam students gathered to see him
# Mystery
Missing Mexican students not found in mass grave
The mystery over the fate of the 43 students has deepened.
# university challenges
'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House
Student leaders will meet the Education Minister tomorrow…after they’ve dried off.
# Pro-democracy
Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work
Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.
# Stay or Go?
Hong Kong protesters told to leave within hours, or face 'serious consequences'
Some groups have withdrawn, but only to reinforce other areas.