Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sporting success: PE in the Leaving Cert

Government ministers and educators may not be on the best of terms at this point in time, but one proposal they seem to agree on is that physical activity (PE) should included as an examinable subject in the Leaving Certificate. … Continue reading

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Engaging with science, technology, engineering and maths

Last Thursday, April 17, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton launched a three-year plan designed to get more students involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subject areas. But how does this plan aim to incentivise … Continue reading

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University: A man’s world?

Almost half (49%) of the lecturers in Irish public universities are women – a fact that seemingly suggests a strong sense of gender equality. However, according to a recent study, all is not quite as it seems. According to Pat … Continue reading

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Irish universities planning to get more women involved in physics

The low level of female participation in physics is something that universities have been looking to address for some time, but a new rewards-based scheme aims to encourage more engagement – for men and women – through better practice. Three … Continue reading

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NUI Galway to pilot Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme

NUI Galway is to make available a limited number of places in the creative arts for students of exceptional achievements under its novel Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme – the first scheme of its kind among Irish universities. The scheme is … Continue reading

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