Irish Times debuts new ‘Campus Times’ online resource for students

15 Aug 2012

The Irish Times has revealed a new online resource for students in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) called Campus Times. The new service is aimed at students who will be receiving their Leaving Cert results and at existing third-level students.

The Campus Times site will be continuously updated throughout the year and will include content ranging from special reports to post-graduate information from Irish Times writers, education experts and guidance counsellors.

It will also feature videos from USI students on how to have a memorable college experience.

Interactive experience

According to Irish Times education editor Sean Flynn, Campus Times will come with a menu of reliable advice and resources for Leaving Cert students and guidance counsellors, and education experts will be on hand to give advice on repeating exams, accepting college courses, and other related topics.

Question-and-answer sessions will also be streamed on the site for students and parents.

Videos from USI students on what college life is like, getting accommodation and other essential college survival tips will be posted on the site.

“We hope the new Campus Times area on will be very useful to students as they make important decisions and as they anticipate all that the college experience has to offer,” Flynn explained.

“An online information hub and Q&A facility is making it as easy as possible for students to access the information they need and want at this time. Our partners in the USI help provide the insider knowledge on campus life for Campus Times,” Flynn added.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years