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# university - 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.

# university - Friday 19 January, 2018

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.

Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork

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

# university - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Opinion: 'Not everyone needs or should have to go to college'

All I was left with was over three thousand worth of debt, no job prospects and a qualification no better than my Leaving Cert, writes Laura Buckley.

# university - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'Politically incorrect' Toby Young steps down from UK university watchdog

Young’s appointment had caused some backlash.

# university - Friday 5 January, 2018

'I went from football to finance': How to change your career (and your life) this year

Meet one man who did just that – plus expert advice on making the leap.

# university - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary

Students will be allocated €5,000 per year over the next three years, coming to a total of €6 million.

# university - Monday 25 December, 2017

More than 3,300 live animals used for research at NUI Galway

It bucks a national trend that saw a reduction in animal testing in 2016.

# university - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Poll: Do we put too much emphasis on third-level education/going to college? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do we put too much emphasis on third-level education/going to college?

New statistics show that private schools still have greater numbers of students progressing to third-level.

# university - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

UCD referendum to be held for impeachment of Students' Union president Katie Ascough

Last month, Ascough pulled abortion information from a fresher’s magazine.

# university - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Galway university professor challenges claims he bullied a colleague in the High Court

Professor Heinz Peter Nasheuer has alleged that the investigation into claims he tried to sabotage a colleague’s career is ‘flawed’.

# university - Monday 28 August, 2017

UCC spent €200,000 in 2016 on rabbits, rats, pigs, and birds which were used in live experiments

A further €3,000 was spent on the disposal of the animal carcasses once the experiments had concluded.

# university - Monday 14 August, 2017

'We are teaching too many students to do jobs that our society doesn’t need'

We create too many graduates who are destined to drain from society rather than contribute to it, writes Chris Fitzgerald.

# university - Friday 30 June, 2017

Last-minute surge expected ahead of CAO change-of-mind deadline tomorrow

Last year, over half of applicants made changes before the deadline.

# university - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff'

The claims came in an RTÉ Investigates show aired tonight, which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

# university - Sunday 14 May, 2017

University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'

An engineering student writes about how he is buckling under the strain of too many exams concentrated at the end of the academic year.

# university - Friday 5 May, 2017

US students caught red-handed after crawling through air duct to steal exam paper

The pair face police charges, and expulsion from the University of Kentucky.

# university - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Three Irish colleges have made a prestigious Top 100 list

Which came out on top?

# university - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It's not just getting your foot in the door': Over 6,000 third-level students don't make it to 2nd year

While the majority make it to their second year, a sizeable portion of students do not.

# university - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Going to university: 'It’s ridiculous in 2017, that grades define your path in life, and not your ability'

Our Leaving Certificate system terrorises far too many, scarring them with insecurities and locking them out of educational progression, writes Declan Lavin.

# university - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history

“Thanks to books, I feel free. After all, the words share the same root,” he says, referring to the Italian words libro (book) and libero (free).

# university - Sunday 8 January, 2017

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams

“Once I sat in the library for 13 hours straight and didn’t even take a break. I did my thesis in one whole night.”

# university - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Irish universities fail to make the top 200 in global rankings

Trinity College Dublin has been temporarily removed from the rankings while a review of its data is undertaken.

# university - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 13 things only people who lived at home in college will understand Mammy Dinners

13 things only people who lived at home in college will understand

So many “When will you be home?” texts. So many.

# university - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'It’s extremely difficult to call up a stranger and start pouring your heart out'

Meet the volunteers answering late-night calls from students who need to talk.

# university - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Irish colleges fall down in international rankings

Only one Irish university did not fall in the league table.

# university - 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.

# university - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'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.

# university - Friday 26 August, 2016

There's been an increase in the number of people donating their bodies to medical science in Ireland

In total, 397 people have donated their bodies between 2012-2015.

# university - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge 10 key differences between college in Ireland and college in America Student Life

# university - Monday 11 July, 2016

Poll: Should third level education in Ireland be fee-free? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should third level education in Ireland be fee-free?

The option of introducing a student loan system is also on the table.

# university - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Row over naming UCC building after professor who made 'racist and misogynistic' comments

The university’s governing body and students’ union are not happy with the decision.

# university - Thursday 26 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge 30 milestones in the life of every Irish college student You Learn

30 milestones in the life of every Irish college student

The biggest, harshest learning curve of all.

# university - Friday 29 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge UL students are brilliantly detailing their levels of procrastination on Snapchat Study Week

# university - Thursday 7 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 things you'll only get if you went to UL It's Limerick Citayyy

11 things you'll only get if you went to UL

You going the Lodge?

# university - Saturday 12 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 feelings DCU students have about the Henry Grattan building Meet Ya In The Street

11 feelings DCU students have about the Henry Grattan building

Smelly, leaky, home. <3

# university - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Bill Gates never attended any of the classes he signed up for at Harvard – but got A’s anyway

Apart from that one course in organic chemistry.

# university - Saturday 5 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 18 things all Irish arts students know to be true Arts Degree

18 things all Irish arts students know to be true


# university - Monday 15 February, 2016

Students’ Union not happy with university top brass after probe dismisses ‘UCD 200′ claims

UCDSU says management have treated the allegations as ‘public relations’ matter.

# university - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Mr Belding graduates from college at the age of 65

He left university as his acting career was taking off.

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