With little debate on third level during general election, there's potential for the views of the academy to influence debate in coming weeks.
This general election campaign, The University Times has featured op-eds from Ireland's party leaders.
Kathleen McNamee speaks to a number of former TCDSU presidents on how moving into national politics changed their perspectives and goals.
The outcome of this election will determine the future of abortion rights, accommodation, mental health and higher education in Ireland.
Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael, discusses education as a key driver of economic recovery, and how Fine Gael's jobs plan should matter to students.
Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, lays out a unique solution to the problems faced by third-level institutions.
Everything you need to know about voting in tomorrow's general election.
This rare breed of student has been zealously knocking on doors, leafletting and, in some cases, managing campaigns for the last few months.
Dr Ali Selim of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies speaks to Hugh Mitchell on setting up the South Dublin Muslim Board and representing Irish Muslims in the general election
Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil, explores the failings of the previous government and sets out a plan for more higher education funding, not less.