'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.
Magee expansion plan 'fanciful' - Farry
Published: Friday, 08 August 2014
Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry has said any plan to expand the University of Ulster Magee campus is "fanciful" following cuts to his department's budget.
World famous rocks stolen from Portrush
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
Sixteen pieces of rock have been stolen from a world renowned Co Antrim nature reserve.
£20m School of Law at Queen's approved
Published: Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Planning permission for a new £20m School of Law and student amenity area at Queen's University, Belfast has been granted by the Environment Minister.
Katie Melua receives Belfast degree
Published: Saturday, 05 July 2014
Award-winning singer Katie Melua has received an honorary degree from Queen's University, Belfast.
Trinity College to triple NI students
Published: Friday, 04 July 2014
Trinity College in Dublin has launched an initiative which is set to triple its intake of students from Northern Ireland.
Funds found for 30 teacher redundancies
Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014
The Department of Education has announced that it will fund a further 30 teaching redundancies.
Concern for 'city centre Holylands'
Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014
Residents living close to a former college in Belfast city centre have expressed concern a plan to redevelop the site into student accommodation could lead to another Holylands.
Sale agreed on Belfast landmark building
Published: Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Belfast Metropolitan College has agreed to sell its former landmark building in the city centre.
Attitudes on 'belonging' in NI surveyed
Published: Friday, 20 June 2014
A new survey has revealed that less than half of people from ethnic minority groups here feel a sense of belonging to Northern Ireland.
Industrial action 'could cause exam delays'
Published: Friday, 13 June 2014
Planned industrial action by some CCEA staff could delay pupils receiving GCSE and A level results this summer, a union has claimed.
NI school absenteeism on the rise
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Rates of unauthorised absence among school children in Northern Ireland are double that in England, a Stormont committee has found.
Bid to teach 'coding' from age eight
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
A proposal has been made to teach computer programming to children from age eight, as part of a Digital Action Plan for Northern Ireland which aims to create 20,000 IT jobs over the next five years.
Queen's developing superbug treatment
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
New treatments for some of the world's top killer infections are being developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast in a €4m international research project.
O'Dowd 'must back integrated education'
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
A landmark High Court declaration will compel the Education Minister to encourage and support the integrated sector in Northern Ireland, campaigners have claimed.
Legal bid to stop high school merger
Published: Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Pupils will suffer needlessly for years if plans to amalgamate two Belfast secondary schools are not halted, the High Court has heard.
'Computers harm ability to learn'
Published: Thursday, 22 May 2014
A teaching union in Northern Ireland has warned that addiction to computers is damaging children's ability to concentrate in school.
Integrated school wins landmark ruling
Published: Wednesday, 21 May 2014
The Principal of Drumragh Integrated College in Omagh has praised his school's legal victory over the Department of Education as a milestone for the integrated sector.
'Nuns taken for granted' - Bishop Daly
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
A retired Catholic bishop has said nuns at the centre of the UK's largest ever public inquiry into institutional child abuse were "taken for granted".
PSNI apology for school Facebook post
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
The PSNI has issued an apology to a Lisburn primary after it revealed it was investigating historical crimes at the school via Facebook.
PSNI investigate Lisburn primary teacher
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Police have launched an investigation into potential historical crimes committed in a Lisburn primary school by a former teacher almost 20 years ago.
Warning over Giro school disruption
Published: Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Families have been told to expect some disruption to schools in the greater Belfast area on Friday as the Giro d'Italia takes place.
Head injury risk campaign is launched
Published: Wednesday, 30 April 2014
The parents of a teenager who died after taking knocks to the head playing rugby are helping to launch a campaign to raise awareness about concussions.
Row over 'campus ban' call on GAA tops
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
More than 7,000 people have joined a Facebook page protesting a controversial bid to ban GAA tops on University of Ulster campuses.
More teachers 'hitting the panic button'
Published: Friday, 04 April 2014
The Ulster Teacher's Union has said more of its members are facing tougher environments in front of the blackboard and panic buttons are being installed in more local classrooms.
Innovative future for former army base
Published: Thursday, 03 April 2014
A former army base in Londonderry is being transformed into an innovative science hub and it’s hoped the new multi-storey building will bring new jobs and create companies in the city.
Fear 'failure awaits' Protestant boys
Published: Thursday, 03 April 2014
A report has described the serious educational underachievement of Protestant boys from disadvantaged backgrounds as a "seedbed for trouble".
7,000 childcare places create 750 jobs
Published: Thursday, 27 March 2014
Up to 750 new jobs are to be created with the announcement of support for up to 7,000 school age childcare places.
Value of Belfast Met building questioned
Published: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
A damning report by the NI Audit Office has questioned the value to taxpayers of a multi-million pound contract signed by the Belfast Metropolitan College over its new campus in the Titanic Quarter of the city.
Tributes to Co Down crash victim
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014
A 14-year-old boy who died in a road crash in Banbridge has been described by his school principal as a "very talented and highly respected pupil".
Go ahead for £134m school renovations
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Dozens of schools have been awarded funding from the Department of Education for refurbishment projects.

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