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Discover the secret weapon of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Discover the secret weapon of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 6:51PM UTC Comments Off Discover the secret weapon of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The juxtaposition of a recent surge of graduate employment in science and engineering with funding cuts and decreased support for disciplines such as the arts could leave students pondering why they would risk their futures by studying anything other than science or technology. Countless budding artists, historians and sociologists worldwide have fallen prey to the...

Foundation Programmes: kick-starting Higher Education

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:03AM UTC Comments Off Pic: Students can use Foundation programmes to kick-start Higher Education

Given the influence of today’s increasingly international marketplace, with developments in areas ranging from sustainable business to overseas investment opportunities, there is little doubt that education in business, law and social science is fundamental to students’ success in the corporate sphere. Fording the experiential river separating school and university may appear daunting and unmanageable to students...

Spotlight on research: A new dawn for polar bear genetics

By Wed, Jun 25, 2014 5:00AM UTC Comments Off Spotlight on research: A new dawn for polar bear genetics

The polar bear: from children’s books to grim tales of climate change, it is a species that captures the hearts and imaginations of humans. But where did these white, hardy bears come from? And how do they live on an extreme diet in an extreme environment? By analysing the DNA of polar bears, collaborative research...

Set your sights on a conversion course

By Wed, Jun 11, 2014 5:00AM UTC Comments Off Set your sights on a conversion course

On a recent visit to India, I spent time with undergraduate students coming to the end of their studies and thinking about their next step. While some students were planning to enter the world of work straight away, most were considering postgraduate study. Within this group, many students wanted to pursue a postgraduate programme in...

NUIM Student Life

By Wed, May 28, 2014 3:00PM UTC Comments Off NUIM Student Life

    While academic achievement is important, the university experience is not just about academic success. It is also about fun, friendship, and getting involved in student life. National University of Ireland Maynooth is known for its active campus life. The atmosphere and buzz in the air create a thriving community spirit and vibrant student...

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