Call to review Irish school approval
Published: Monday, 26 January 2015
Education Minister John O'Dowd has been asked to explain his reasons for approving an Irish language school in Co Londonderry.
School 'back to normal' after threat
Published: Monday, 26 January 2015
The Principal of Elmgrove Primary School in east Belfast has said she is delighted the school has reopened on Monday after it was forced to close over an alleged threat.
School to reopen after alleged threat
Published: Sunday, 25 January 2015
Elmgrove Primary School in east Belfast is due to reopen after it was forced to close on Friday.
Threats to kill charge in school probe
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
A 33-year-old man has been charged with threats to kill after an east Belfast primary school was closed as a precautionary measure on Friday.
Hundreds protest at St Mary's budget cuts
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015
Hundreds of people gathered outside St Mary's teacher training college in west Belfast on Thursday afternoon to protest about planned budget cuts.
Minister to meet family of deaf child
Published: Friday, 09 January 2015
The culture minister has said she will meet the family of a deaf child who hit out at the government’s level of support for parents of children with hearing difficulties.
School drug seizures treble in 12 months
Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015
Drug seizures in schools across Northern Ireland have trebled in the last 12 months, UTV can exclusively reveal.
NI shared education policy 'flawed'
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
Teachers in Northern Ireland have criticised the education minister's proposed shared education policy as "fundamentally flawed".
Queen's research in UK top 20
Published: Thursday, 18 December 2014
Queen's University, Belfast has been placed in the top 20 for research quality and impact in a UK-wide assessment of higher education institutions.
West Belfast school merger halted
Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014
A merger of two Catholic post-primary schools in west Belfast will not proceed.
Cuts 'will leave NI schools inoperable'
Published: Monday, 15 December 2014
Northern Ireland will face an "unprecedented classroom crisis" if budget cuts are put in place, teachers have warned.
'Impressive' exam results for NI pupils
Published: Thursday, 11 December 2014
The number of Northern Ireland pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C has increased, according to the latest figures.
Dr O’Driscoll celebrated by Queen’s
Published: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has been given an honorary degree by Queen's University.
Schools under fire over nativity plays
Published: Tuesday, 09 December 2014
A teachers' union is defending schools in Northern Ireland which are among those UK-wide that have been criticised for modernising nativity plays or telling 'alternative' Christmas stories.
Thousands of education places face axe
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
Over 16,000 further education places for teenagers could be axed in Northern Ireland as a result of budget cuts at the Department for Education and Learning.
Learn lessons from flag protests - QUB
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
A Queen's University study has said lessons need to be learned from mistakes made during the loyalist flag protest and called into question the ability of politicians to resolve issues by democratic means.
Fermanagh schools merger approved
Published: Friday, 28 November 2014
Plans to amalgamate Collegiate Grammar School and Portora Royal School in Co Fermanagh have been approved by the education minister.
Concern over Finaghy walk to school
Published: Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Concerned parents who live near a busy main road in south Belfast are worried their children could be in danger while walking to school.
Young drivers get road safety refresher
Published: Wednesday, 19 November 2014
A road safety awareness programme is being brought to schools in Northern Ireland urging teenagers to take extra care on the roads as the latest figures show a big jump in the number of young people killed.
Enniskillen's beacon of hope
Published: Tuesday, 11 November 2014
When the Enniskillen bomb exploded 27 years ago, it had the potential to rip the local community apart.
QUB astronomers help with comet landing
Published: Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Astronomers from Queen's University, Belfast have been assisting with preparations for the first ever landing attempt on a comet.
Universities warn of 1,100 fewer places
Published: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Northern Ireland's universities have warned they will have to accept up to 1,100 fewer students as a result of the budget cuts.
Migrants 'no threat to NI society'
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
A Queen's University academic has said a new study of the migrant population's contribution to Northern Ireland shows that they pose "no threat to society" and contribute substantial economic and social benefits.
Students remain neutral on border poll
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
Students at Queen's University, Belfast have voted to remain neutral on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland.
Queen's students vote on Irish unity
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014
A controversial upcoming poll on Irish unity has been generating much debate among students at Queen's.
Music therapy 'reduces child depression'
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014
Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, according to new research from Queen's University.
Mars mission role for NI students
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
College students in Co Armagh are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to NASA in the United States to work on a 'Mission to Mars' concept.
Derry school has 14 sets of twins
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
A primary school in Londonderry has staked its claim for the coveted title of twin capital of Northern Ireland.
Ballyhagan 'twin capital of NI?'
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The teaching staff at St Oliver Plunkett's primary in Co Armagh have a lot to learn if they are to figure out something that has been puzzling the whole school.
US billionaire backs NI dementia care
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The American billionaire Chuck Feeney has provided funding to help improve dementia services in Northern Ireland.
'Poverty linked to Troubles' - Academic
Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Any resolution on dealing with the past in Northern Ireland must include tackling those people living in poverty because of their experiences during the Troubles, a Queen's academic has said.
NI pupils continue to excel in GCSEs
Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014
Pupils in Northern Ireland have continued to excel at GCSE level, as this year’s exam results show the number of entrants awarded A* grades has risen to almost a tenth.
Gel developed to tackle superbugs
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Scientists at Queen's University have made a breakthrough in the fight against a hospital superbug which has been responsible for the deaths of four babies in Northern Ireland.
Minister reaffirms position on Magee
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014
Higher education minister Stephen Farry has reaffirmed his position that it is unrealistic to expect any expansion of the University of Ulster's Magee campus.
A* grade exam results improve slightly
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014
There has been a slight increase in the percentage of A-Level exam entrants being awarded the top A* grade in Northern Ireland.

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