Those with good English, like him, should be tapped as a resource to help give others a route out of isolation and a chance to contribute more to Ireland, he says.
As Trinity Climbs World’s Academic Rankings Again, Students Ask for More Help with Their Mental-Health
In March, the average wait to get an initial assessment from its student counselling service was about 11 days, and for a follow-up appointment, another 25.
Ukrainian Refugees Cast Around for English Language Classes
Even before thousands of Ukrainian refugees began arriving in Ireland, asylum seekers and refugees had said they were struggling to access free English classes.
An Architect Reimagines a University Campus, Making It Autism Friendly
Magda Mostafa’s ideas for Dublin City University, drawn up with the help of students, include a quiet area near the canteen, and swings where people can find a moment of calm.
A Charity Aims to Help Care Leavers, Who Are Student Mums, with Stable Housing
Empower the Family wants to provide affordable homes and childcare for students leaving care who are mums. It’s looking for a council site in Ballymun to start out.
How Influencers are Miseducating Newcomers to the City About the “K-Word”
Paul McKeon says online English language teachers are one vector spreading the word among Brazilian students, who have created a Portuguese version of the slur.
International Students Felt Caught Between Their Fears of Covid-19, and of Deportation
The government made English language schools restart in-person classes briefly late last year. Immigration rules say non-EEA students have to attend a certain percentage of classes, or leave.
One Dublin College Opts Against Charging International Students More
Fees for international students can be multiples of what their Irish and EU peers pay – but one small city-centre school has chosen another path.
For Asylum-Seeking Parents, An Extra Layer of Anxiety at the School Gates
Some parents living communally in a direct-provision centre in the city say they’re especially worried about the possibility that Covid-19 will spread from schools to their accommodation.
As Language School Winds Up, Employees Left Wondering About Pay and Students About Fees
The English Studio on Jervis Street closed in mid-March.