By Mareen Breslin By now, everyone is well-acquainted with the notion of working remotely and learning remotely. Since March 2020, third level-education has primarily been taught in online form. This has led to mixed responses from students, educators, and policymakers alike. Many students and teachers have complained of a dampened quality of education, and certainly that … [Read more...] about Should lecturers have to pass a digital literacy test for providing lectures?
Archives for October 2020
By Simeon Burke When NUI Galway announced on August 21st that all students must sign a new pledge called the ‘Community Promise’, I suspected immediately that students’ rights were being undermined. As I read through the pledge that fear was entirely confirmed. The requirement that students sign up to following University and Public Health Guidelines, no matter how they … [Read more...] about Ditched ‘Community Promise’ Requirement – a Victory for Students but an Indictment of their Union
By Eithne Tierney While politics, media and the economy have business owners in the spotlight, one sector of society remains somewhat unseen. The students. Since I started college, I could feel how the system regarded my position as a student, that of a luxury. As with many others I lost my part-time job, my only income in April when lockdown started. On the €203 a … [Read more...] about Unpaid internship in Coronavirus times – are colleges and the government caring enough about students?
By Diana Atmad OnlyFans, a website designed by British entrepreneur Timothy Stokely in 2016 has been the cause of controversy and uproar in the sex industry. The idea behind OnlyFans is to allow influencers to ‘monetise their fans’ by way of a monthly subscription fee. The site was turned into a sort of pornography site by the content creators themselves, as unlike … [Read more...] about OnlyFans, a Feminist Movement?
By Paddy Henry A beautiful cacophony of sounds that defined a generation. An album, the likes of which we will never hear again, in a world where any genre is available at one’s fingertips. Oasis’ second studio album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ celebrated its silver jubilee this month, and a tribute must be paid to the mastery of the Manchester band , displayed … [Read more...] about (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?- SIN pays tribute to the best album of the 90’s