Skipping College for Work is a Slippery Slope Towards Undervaluing Education

Posted in Life on August 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Figures released this week, showing that over half of Irish students skip classes for work, will hardly have come as a surprise to anyone. While we may not have had the official statistics before, the anecdotal evidence on this has long been readily available. Perhaps the only shocking thing about this latest study is that it confirms once and for all just how ubiquitous the practice has become …” (more)

[University Times, 25 August]

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Is Having a Part-time Job a Blunder in Final Year?

Posted in Governance and administration on December 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Having a part-time job in college has always been a normal aspect of my student experience. Since the beginning of first year, I have worked two to three days a week as a bartender and waitress in a local pub or restaurant. Like many students, I love to travel and so I have continuously spent my college summers abroad. As a result, I have often had to look for a new job on my return …” (more)

[Julieanne Corr, University Times, 21 December]


All in a day’s work?

Posted in Life on August 11th, 2015 by steve

Scotland“A recent survey conducted (as far as I can tell) in England has revealed that 77% of university students have a paid job. More strikingly, 14% have full-time jobs while studying. Of course students working is not a new phenomenon …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 11 August]

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Eat, Sleep, Slave, Repeat: Insight into the Exploitation of Ireland’s Student Workers

Posted in Life on September 22nd, 2014 by steve

“I’m sitting at the kitchen table of my family home drafting my first letter of resignation. As a Junior Freshman I’ve had my fair share of firsts this year: first time living away from home, first time navigating the social and academic jungle that is University and of course, my first PAYE taxed job …” (more)

[Katie Meegan, University Times, 22 September]

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