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CAO 2016 News

Monday 5 September, 2016

College can be the best time of your life - here's how to make the most of it

Jack Power’s been there – and he knows college can be terrifying. But he has some practical ways to make sure it’s an enjoyable experience.

Thursday 1 September, 2016

More than 2,500 second round CAO offers are out today

Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.

Tuesday 30 August, 2016

You can find all of the Round Two CAO offers right here

Didn’t get what you wanted on the first pass? We’ve got the latest points from every institution.

'I was resigned to the fact that I would fail foundation maths'

Sarah O’Hara did not get a university place after she failed to get the maths grade needed. But she did a PLC course and ultimately got into the course she wanted.

Monday 29 August, 2016

Rise in the cost of on-campus accommodation sparks calls for locals to offer spare rooms

The cost of on-campus accommodation at University College Cork has risen by an average of 2.5%.

Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Should students chase jobs when applying for college courses?

Betty McLaughlin from the Institute of Guidance Counsellors says that there is more to college than preparing for a job.

Monday 22 August, 2016

Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation

Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.

CAO 2016: Where are all the applicants coming from?

There are over 80,000 people waiting to hear if they’ve landed their favoured college spot.

The CAO offers are out now - What happens next?

Here’s all you need to know

Rise in CAO points for pharmacy, nursing and midwifery

Other courses requiring high points include dentistry, medicine and computer science.

You can find all of the Round One CAO points right here

Do you have what you need for your preferred course?

Sunday 21 August, 2016

Want to know the CAO points? We'll have them here from 6am

Every course, every third-level institution: we have you covered.

Friday 19 August, 2016

FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?

As tens of thousands await CAO offers, FactCheck examines how the financial burden awaiting them compares with students in other countries.

Girls scoring more A1s in Leaving Cert than boys

In 31 out of 36 subjects, female exam students topped the class.

Thursday 18 August, 2016

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Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room?

Given the scale of the rental crisis being seen in Ireland, USI is requesting that people make their homes available to students.

Wednesday 17 August, 2016

"I was just so over the moon" - Here's how it feels to get 8 A1s in the Leaving Cert

Six students received eight A1s in this year’s examinations.

Increase in Maths fails and fewer A1s overall: Here's how students got on with the Leaving Cert

A1s are down but there’s a few positive trends as well.

Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Here's what courses students have been applying for in this year's CAO applications

Nursing saw the biggest increase in applications since last year, while arts and social sciences had the biggest drop.

Monday 1 February, 2016

While economic recovery has opened up the jobs market, make sure your course is right for you

It’s important to pursue a career that you want and are confident you can handle, writes Clive Byrne.

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