Local pupils get GCSE results

PUPILS across Fermanagh went back to school last week to find out how well they did in their GCSE exams. And for many, it was a day of celebration with school Principals across the county praising them for their achievements and the effort that was put in over the last two years. Principal of St […]

Melanie a Master of law

A KESH woman who was rescued from a burning car 34 years ago has graduated with a Master’s degree in Law. Melanie Grimsley, completed the two-year course at Ulster University’s Belfast campus having already gained a first-class undergraduate degree in the same subject at the Magee campus in Derry seven years ago. In 1988, when […]

University students find themselves ‘in limbo’

‘FORGOTTEN’ and ‘left in the dark’ are just some of the words used by university students across the county who have found themselves in limbo once again. As the beginning of second semester approaches, students have been asked ‘not’ to return to campus due to Covid restrictions, while rent agreements continue to be enforced and […]

Brexit report

Students still paying rent despite online lectures

MANY local students are still facing huge accommodation bills for the year ahead, even though classes are going to be all online for the foreseeable future.  This academic year has already been a rollercoaster for the county’s school leavers, who not only faced the most disruptive and controversial exam season in living memory due to […]

More students opting to study closer to home

UNSURPRISINGLY, more Fermanagh students than ever are opting to study at home this year, with applications to the South West College already higher than previous years.  Third level studying has been anything but normal in recent times, with Covid-19 restrictions having brought a halt face-to-face teaching to a halt not just at the SWC but […]

Local students could pay a heavy price for hard Brexit

IN THE week when the UK government outlined the stark reality of what a no deal Brexit will mean for many, yet another report has come out highlighting yet more ways leaving the EU will make life harder for those in border areas.  This time the focus is on students and skills, with a dire […]

University still the big ambition for sixth years

By Keilan Colville FOR a lot of young people studying in sixth form, their main goal is to get into university, which brings the independence, experience and education that students are looking for. Although, it also brings stresses and pressures financially, considering that tuition fees cost £4,160 a year in Northern Ireland, with fees in […]

Fintan makes the case for restoring railway to Fermanagh

TRAINS may not have been seen in Fermanagh for well over 50 years, but one university student has joined to fight to see them return. Fintan O’Doherty, originally from Enniskillen, is a final year Business and Logistics student at Liverpool John Moores University and the 22-year-old is doing his thesis on the potential benefits of […]