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#Third Level

# third-level - Saturday 15 August, 2015

# third-level - Friday 14 August, 2015

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

If you get this email about student grants, don't click the link... It's a scam

The students grants body says a number of people have received the email.

# third-level - Thursday 13 August, 2015

# third-level - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Ireland has some of the most educated people in Europe

We place third when it comes to our share of third level graduates.

# third-level - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

It's change of mind time for the CAO – but do students really know what they're getting into?

What makes one student successful when another fails? In answering this question, we’re not using one valuable resource: data.

# third-level - Sunday 10 May, 2015

What value are we putting on higher education?

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

# third-level - 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.

Poll: Are you glad you chose the college course you did? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad you chose the college course you did?

More than 74,000 people have applied for courses through the CAO. How did that work out for you?

# third-level - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

# third-level - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Opinion: Are we devaluing degrees?

Our exploding education sector is a good thing in many ways – but it also has significant drawbacks.

# third-level - Monday 8 December, 2014

'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told Briseadh Na Rialacha This post contains a poll

'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told

Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.

# third-level - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Opinion: I had to leave home and become independent at 18 – but SUSI won't recognise that

The grant is supposed to be there for people like me – people who can’t survive in college without it. But I don’t fit into SUSI’s picture of what a student is.

# third-level - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Heading to college just got even more expensive

The student contribution charge has been hiked by an extra €250.

# third-level - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House

Student leaders will meet the Education Minister tomorrow…after they’ve dried off.

# third-level - Friday 19 September, 2014

Fancy yourself as the next Michael O'Leary? New third-level courses could be for you

DCU and the DAA have joined up to establish the Dublin Aviation Institute.

# third-level - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Opinion: Shouldn't we give freshers more time to make life-changing decisions?

In a two to three week period we expect our young people to make massive life decisions – we could make the whole process much easier.

# third-level - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Opinion: New technology is opening access to education, but also presenting new challenges

Open, flexible and accessible education has the potential to open up education to those who cannot access traditional higher education courses.

# third-level - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn't get that college place you wanted

It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…

# third-level - 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 - Monday 11 August, 2014

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

# third-level - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Ivy League dominate World University Rankings as TCD (predictably) tops Irish colleges

Eight Irish institutions made the top 1,000.

# third-level - Monday 14 July, 2014

Are you saving for your kids' college education?

New research says that just 55% of parents are.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

# third-level - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus

A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.

# third-level - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage

We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.

# third-level - Monday 9 June, 2014

USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages

Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.

# third-level - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Irish colleges get 'A grades' in new third level ranking system

The new system aims to give a more practical assessment of third level institutions than the existing league tables.

# third-level - 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.

# third-level - 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 - Monday 24 March, 2014

In 2016 there'll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin's Digital Hub

Part of the historic Marshalsea debtors’ prison will also be refurbished to create more office space for tech firms.

# third-level - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Column: What's it like to work at a nightclub during college? Let me tell you ...

Working in a club will give you a huge range of skills useful in later ‘grown up’ life, writes Roisin Curran.

# third-level - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?

Over the last ten years, graduate salaries went up, but then down even quicker.

# third-level - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

From The42 Mahony points the way as Waterford IT see off DIT to reach Fitzgibbon Cup last-four Third Level

Mahony points the way as Waterford IT see off DIT to reach Fitzgibbon Cup last-four

The Déise star proved the difference at Coolock.

# third-level - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The42 UCC and Dublin IT claim opening round victories in the Fitzgibbon Cup Winning Ways

UCC and Dublin IT claim opening round victories in the Fitzgibbon Cup

UCC had five points to spare over Waterford IT while Dublin IT defeated NUI Galway by a single point.

# third-level - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From The42 Queen’s University and UCD win opening clashes in Sigerson Cup Bright Start

Queen’s University and UCD win opening clashes in Sigerson Cup

Queen’s University now face GMIT in the first round while UCD progress to the quarter-final stage.

# third-level - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The42 Here's this week's opening fixtures in the 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups Schedule

Here's this week's opening fixtures in the 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups

There is action over the next three days in the third-level competitions.

# third-level - Saturday 28 December, 2013

New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out

The report — part of a new initiative from the HEA — gives detailed profiles of institutions. The authority insists it’s not a “ranking system”.

# third-level - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The42 Graham Geraghty is set to play in the Sigerson Cup...at the age of 40 Veteran Star

Graham Geraghty is set to play in the Sigerson Cup...at the age of 40

The two-time All-Ireland senior winner will be in action for IT Blanchardstown.