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#Third Level Education

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

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by 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

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?

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'

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 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.

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

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

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

“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

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?

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

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

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 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 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.

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

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

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The new rates will be in place by this September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*

*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

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

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

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

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?

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

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 This post contains videos

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

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 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

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

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

‘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?

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

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