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#Third Level Education

# third-level-education - Friday 12 August, 2022

University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September

Aug 12th 2022, 9:22 PM 15,712 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it will ballot all members unless an agreement is reached on pay.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says
# Third Level Education
# Third Level Education

No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says

Updated May 4th 2022, 1:32 PM 12,027 Views 20 Comments

The Higher Education Minister said the Government is firmly against “unfair” student loans.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
# SUSI
# SUSI

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system

Updated May 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 21,945 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Sinn Féin councillors call on DCC chief Owen Keegan to resign over student housing comments
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Sinn Féin councillors call on DCC chief Owen Keegan to resign over student housing comments

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 3:53 PM 25,633 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Niall Collins has called on Owen Keegan to apologise, but not resign.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

'Heartbreaking to not have enough': UCC food bank runs out of stock 50 minutes after reopening
# Struggling Students
# Struggling Students

'Heartbreaking to not have enough': UCC food bank runs out of stock 50 minutes after reopening

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 9:39 PM 47,157 Views 63 Comments

Students’ expenses for food are estimated to be between €250 to €350 per month.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?
# Dishonour
# Dishonour

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?

Aug 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,755 Views 39 Comments

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by Noteworthy.ie uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from
# International Students
# International Students

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from

May 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 37,533 Views 33 Comments

There has been a 45% increase in students from non-EEA countries since 2013.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Open thread: What did you REALLY need to bring with you to college?
# CAO 2018
# CAO 2018

Open thread: What did you REALLY need to bring with you to college?

Aug 15th 2018, 8:15 PM 12,781 Views 18 Comments

And what do you really wish you had remembered to pack?

# third-level-education - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'I was the first of my family to go to university and this week I paid off the last of my loan'
# Column
# Column

'I was the first of my family to go to university and this week I paid off the last of my loan'

May 12th 2018, 7:30 PM 73,240 Views 25 Comments

While I repaid the money they lent me, I owe my local Credit Union so much more, writes Gavin Nugent.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 5th 2017, 8:07 AM 22,272 Views 81 Comments

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

# third-level-education - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

"We cannot take this anymore" - Thousands of students take to the streets of Dublin
# Protest
# Protest

"We cannot take this anymore" - Thousands of students take to the streets of Dublin

Oct 19th 2016, 4:28 PM 26,442 Views 111 Comments

Students are objecting to any consideration of the introduction of a student loan scheme in Ireland.

# third-level-education - Sunday 18 September, 2016

'The Cinderella sector' of Irish education needs extra funding just as badly as our top universities
# Further Education
# Further Education

'The Cinderella sector' of Irish education needs extra funding just as badly as our top universities

Sep 18th 2016, 8:45 AM 13,117 Views 8 Comments

“Even in high-tech companies you need non-graduate staff to fill a lot of roles within the company.”

# third-level-education - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Balancing work, study and a life - top tips to make it work
# Careers
# Careers

Balancing work, study and a life - top tips to make it work

Sep 4th 2016, 6:00 PM 3,382 Views 10 Comments

If you decide to return to college for further education, you had better get your ducks in a row, advises Eoghan McDermott.

# third-level-education - Monday 22 August, 2016

CAO 2016: Where are all the applicants coming from?
# Offers
# Offers

CAO 2016: Where are all the applicants coming from?

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:20 AM 20,546 Views 7 Comments

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

You can find all of the Round One CAO points right here
# Check It Out
# Check It Out

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

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:01 AM 106,925 Views 9 Comments

Do you have what you need for your preferred course?

# third-level-education - Sunday 21 August, 2016

How to pick the right postgrad course for YOU
# Careers
# Careers

How to pick the right postgrad course for YOU

Aug 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 78 Views 6 Comments

Further education can be a worthwhile commitment – but take careers expert Eoghan McDermott’s tips on making the right choice.

# third-level-education - Sunday 14 August, 2016

What can a postgrad or masters do for me? Quite a lot, actually
# Careers
# Careers

What can a postgrad or masters do for me? Quite a lot, actually

Aug 14th 2016, 5:30 PM 4,814 Views 36 Comments

Careers expert Eoghan McDermott assesses the impact of going back to college on your job prospects, pay and satisfaction levels.

# third-level-education - Monday 11 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 11th 2016, 9:21 AM 30,905 Views 139 Comments

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

# third-level-education - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Two men stole a car with a child still in it, dropped the child to school, then escaped
# Conscientious
# Conscientious

Two men stole a car with a child still in it, dropped the child to school, then escaped

Nov 18th 2015, 10:20 PM 31,575 Views 15 Comments

As you do.

# third-level-education - Monday 22 June, 2015

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts
# Enough Is Enough
# Enough Is Enough

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts

Jun 22nd 2015, 12:49 PM 13,696 Views 40 Comments

Union says academics’ working hours are far greater than established norms.

# third-level-education - Monday 9 March, 2015

Higher education is leaving us over-qualified but under-skilled
# Opinion
# Opinion

Higher education is leaving us over-qualified but under-skilled

Mar 9th 2015, 7:00 PM 524 Views 55 Comments

There should be ways that we can learn and earn at the same time.

# third-level-education - Friday 22 August, 2014

There's still time to apply for 'Available Places' through CAO
# CAO 2014
# CAO 2014

There's still time to apply for 'Available Places' through CAO

Aug 22nd 2014, 9:42 AM 9,299 Views 0 Comments

Do you know about this list of courses with places still available? Get on it…

# third-level-education - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 20th 2014, 3:07 PM 295 Views 36 Comments

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

# third-level-education - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Working class children are still less likely to reach third-level education
# Class
# Class

Working class children are still less likely to reach third-level education

Aug 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,399 Views 43 Comments

A new ESRI study says that class is still important.

# third-level-education - Friday 4 July, 2014

Trinity College wants to triple admissions from NI and here's how they'll do it
# Trinners For Winners
# Trinners For Winners

Trinity College wants to triple admissions from NI and here's how they'll do it

Jul 4th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,541 Views 6 Comments

The university said the number of students coming from the North has dropped recently – partly due to the fact that only one in eight take four A-Levels.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Opinion: The best thing I got from my master's was the chance to leave Ireland
# University
# University

Opinion: The best thing I got from my master's was the chance to leave Ireland

Jun 10th 2014, 1:05 PM 1,574 Views 63 Comments

I am one of the many thousands of students to pull up to an Irish university, deposit their money and walk away with what is – essentially – an empty qualification.

# third-level-education - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense
# Live And Learn
# Live And Learn

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense

Apr 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 47 Views 19 Comments

We need to construct curriculums with international relevance and figure out fairer ways of funding education in order to compete globally, writes Aaron McKenna.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants
# College Fund
# College Fund

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants

Mar 18th 2014, 2:20 PM 18,627 Views 33 Comments

The new rates will be in place by this September.

# third-level-education - Monday 30 December, 2013

Can this website sum up your entire degree in just one sentence?
# First Class Honours
From The Daily Edge
# First Class Honours

Can this website sum up your entire degree in just one sentence?

Dec 30th 2013, 12:05 PM 5,307 Views 0 Comments

Whether you studied English, maths or even photography… Yes. Yes, it can.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Post-grad grants cost €14.5 million in 2012/13
# Third Level Education
# Third Level Education

Post-grad grants cost €14.5 million in 2012/13

Oct 30th 2013, 6:00 AM 7,394 Views 22 Comments

Over 3,800 students received the grant, but none were eligible for maintenance support.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Students protest cuts in third-level education
# Education
# Education

Students protest cuts in third-level education

Oct 1st 2013, 7:43 PM 7,435 Views 77 Comments

Thousands of students took to the streets today demanding that the maintenance grant be protected.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

SUSI 'working closely' with the Ombudsman on student grant complaints
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

SUSI 'working closely' with the Ombudsman on student grant complaints

Sep 25th 2013, 2:30 PM 5,135 Views 17 Comments

A total of 55 cases of complaints against the grant system were accepted by the Ombudsman with 34 of them still open.

# third-level-education - Saturday 17 August, 2013

College students can pre-order week's dinners online for €10*
# Student Diet
# Student Diet

College students can pre-order week's dinners online for €10*

Aug 17th 2013, 9:45 AM 17,707 Views 65 Comments

*The only catch is they have to cook it themselves.

# third-level-education - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

Aug 15th 2013, 1:00 PM 1,737 Views 74 Comments

The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Parents provide €421 per month on average to their college-going child
# Student Living
# Student Living

Parents provide €421 per month on average to their college-going child

Aug 13th 2013, 8:41 AM 9,618 Views 31 Comments

Students spend the money on rent, bills, food, books and going out.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline

Aug 6th 2013, 11:39 AM 5,911 Views 10 Comments

SUSI said today that they are still accepting applications and that delays in processing seen last year are not expected to be repeated.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant

Jun 19th 2013, 2:35 PM 5,416 Views 15 Comments

SUSI authorities say dozens of students haven’t been ruled on from last year – leaving them in limbo for their college future.

# third-level-education - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Open thread: how do you plan to save money?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: how do you plan to save money?

Dec 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,026 Views 72 Comments

We’d like to know if anyone is planning any early New Year Resolutions in response to yesterday’s budget announcements.

# third-level-education - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

More disadvantaged teens stay in school longer
# LYCS
# LYCS

More disadvantaged teens stay in school longer

Dec 4th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,222 Views 15 Comments

The Lourdes Youth and Community Services are warning ahead of Budget 2013 that this “trend may be undone if funding for youth services are reduced”.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
# Standup
# Standup

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

Oct 31st 2012, 7:52 AM 5,193 Views 50 Comments

The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.

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