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#Higher Education Authority

# higher-education-authority - Friday 18 May, 2018

It's official - the more points you get in your Leaving the more likely you are to get through college

“Those entering with lower points are much more likely to not progress compared to those entering with higher points,” a new report claims.

# higher-education-authority - Monday 22 January, 2018

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.

# higher-education-authority - Friday 19 January, 2018

Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork

Concerns have been raised about the lack of graduates finding employment in regional areas.

# higher-education-authority - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Women urged to apply for construction courses to help "critical" graduate shortage

It is claimed that there will be a “substantial” lack of graduates in building-related sectors

# higher-education-authority - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Opinion: The first three years of life are crucial in influencing a child's future

We have irrefutable evidence that children’s social and family circumstances impact on their life chances, but we also know how to maximise their potential.

# higher-education-authority - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Opinion: The disparity in third level participation should make us angry

It is unacceptable that Dublin school leavers from affluent areas are six times more likely to continue to third level education than their counterparts.

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

# higher-education-authority - Monday 14 July, 2014

More and more people are dropping out of college (especially men)

7,000 students from the 2010/11 academic year didn’t make it to second year.

# higher-education-authority - Thursday 8 May, 2014

‘No evidence’ why The Summit treats graduates differently – HEA

The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.

# higher-education-authority - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Increase in third level entrants from wealthier backgrounds

Equal access data from the Higher Education Authority has shown that third level entrants from the top three socio-economic backgrounds continue to increase, with those from less wealthy background dropping off.

# higher-education-authority - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

The HEA proposes merging 39 colleges into 24

By reducing the number of institutions, the HEA believes it will improve quality, increase capacity and be better value.

# higher-education-authority - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

# higher-education-authority - Monday 14 May, 2012

Quinn announces €40m upgrade for St Pat's teacher college

The Drumcondra teacher training facility is set to be upgraded over two years to accommodate 2,500 students.

# higher-education-authority - Friday 9 March, 2012

Surge in tuition fees sees major spike in UK CAO applicants

Rising tuition fees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have seen hundreds more students apply to come to colleges here.

# higher-education-authority - Monday 13 February, 2012

New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding

Plans published by the Higher Education Authority will ask small colleges to merge with bigger ones or face the financial chop.

# higher-education-authority - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'

A report published by the Department of Education today was critical of “rote learning” and highlighted the common practice of memorising pre-packaged answers.

# higher-education-authority - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college

Ruairí Quinn is set to receive a report outlining the need for student numbers to be capped in order to avoid the return of fees.