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#Third Level Education

# 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 38,057 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 37,400 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 12,712 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 73,148 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 22,204 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 26,408 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 13,099 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 3,243 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 20,508 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 106,848 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 53 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 4,092 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 30,833 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 31,547 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 13,649 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 487 Views 54 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 9,281 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 237 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 8,320 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 6,520 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 1,478 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 37 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 18,578 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 5,272 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 7,382 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 7,415 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 5,097 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 17,668 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 1,515 Views 73 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 9,333 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 5,884 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 5,382 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 6,000 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 3,202 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 5,164 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.

# third-level-education - Monday 22 October, 2012

Ex-pat executives returning to invest in property market
# Property
# Property

Ex-pat executives returning to invest in property market

Oct 22nd 2012, 2:30 PM 10,835 Views 26 Comments

Property experts have said one of the main reasons ex pats are returning is to educate their children here.

# third-level-education - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting

Sep 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 506 Views 25 Comments

Today’s youth want to be involved in building Ireland’s future, writes Daithí de Buitléir.

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

CAO to give discounts for early online applicants... for 2013
# Cao Fees
# Cao Fees

CAO to give discounts for early online applicants... for 2013

Sep 6th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,056 Views 9 Comments

Ninety-eight per cent of college applications were received online by CAO in 2012.

# third-level-education - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

Aug 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 364 Views 44 Comments

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

# third-level-education - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?

Aug 15th 2012, 5:30 PM 15,846 Views 68 Comments

The Leaving Cert results have been occupying the minds of over 55,000 students today – TheJournal.ie team reflects on how much of the senior cycle curriculum we go on to use in real life…

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