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#University

# university - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Architecture and engineering points drop in second round CAO offers

More than 3,029 students receive offers in the CAO second round today.

# university - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

LinkedIn reduces age limit from 18 to 13

The social networking site made the changes in its terms of service to attract younger users to its new university section.

# university - Monday 19 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 17 tell-tale signs someone studied Arts at college Ulysses

17 tell-tale signs someone studied Arts at college

Greek and Roman Civilisations. So handy.

From The Daily Edge 11 activities every Irish college student engages in Life Lessons

11 activities every Irish college student engages in

Here’s what today’s CAO offer recipients have to look forward to.

# university - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how

Irish universities have been identified as the worst in the world at attracting industry funding, but it doesn’t have to be that way, writes Barry Heavey.

Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'

Some 82,000 applications were received by the deadline earlier this month but SUSI are still accepting them.

# university - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Open thread: What did the Leaving Cert ever do for us? Over To You This post contains videos

Open thread: What did the Leaving Cert ever do for us?

What was your own experience of the state exam?

37.5 per cent of students believe in God (and 3 per cent are Jedi)

A new survey shows that 83.5 per cent of students asked said they believe abortion should be allowed in Ireland.

# university - Monday 12 August, 2013

Irish universities are the worst in the world at attracting business funding

A new study saw universities in South Korea come out on top with businesses investing about €72,959 in each scholar to carry out research on their behalf.

# university - 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.

# university - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Student 'waiting nearly a year' for SUSI grant decision

The Irish student, who is studying in the UK, said he still has not been given news on a decision about his grant application.

# university - Monday 29 July, 2013

SUSI: More staff, less bureaucracy, prioritised payments

The head of operations at SUSI said that the students grants scheme has undergone a number of improvements.

# university - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

NUI Galway’s School of Physics recognised for commitment to gender equality

Women are under-represented in physical science at every level – but NUI Galway is trying to change this.

# university - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

40 per cent of students say abortion should be freely available in Ireland

Meanwhile, 48 per cent said it should be allowed but only under medical guidance.

# university - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 21 ways to tell you were an Irish college student Student Life

21 ways to tell you were an Irish college student

Chicken fillet rolls, pints and fags.

# university - Monday 13 May, 2013

# university - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Hey lazybones, good news: scientists say laziness could be genetic

It’s not you, it’s your genes…

# university - Friday 5 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge What actually happens at the Trinity Ball in 14 amazing pictures Trinners

What actually happens at the Trinity Ball in 14 amazing pictures

Tonight’s the annual ‘big night out’ for the students of Ireland’s premiere university.

# university - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 18 things that seemed reasonable when you were in college Diagnosis: Student

# university - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Oxford librarian 'sacked' for Harlem Shake video

A group of students are appealing to college officials who they say fired a librarian because she allowed about 30 students to film their version of the global YouTube sensation in the library.

# university - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity

However teaching, medicine and arts have all dropped.

# university - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Man dies in UCC accident UCC

Man dies in UCC accident

The man was fatally injured this afternoon on the UCC campus.

# university - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Ireland launches 'radical' new university rankings system

The new system called U-Multirank was launched under Ireland’s EU presidency today.

# university - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Russia's Nabokov museum target of 'paedophile' graffiti

Earlier this month the museum had received letters accusing it of spreading paedophile propaganda.

# university - Monday 28 January, 2013

Brazil mourns victims of nightclub blaze

Officials said 233 people had been killed, with 116 more injured, many still fighting for their lives.

# university - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete)

New figures show SUSI is onow dealing with just 619 applications, down from a high of 55,000.

# university - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Universities in Syria shut after blast kills 87

No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, but the government and rebels have blamed each other.

# university - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.

# university - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Poll: Is a graduate tax a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is a graduate tax a good idea?

The government is reported to be considering a graduate tax to pay for third-level education. Good idea? Bad idea?

# university - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

# university - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Some 48,000 student grant applications still to be completed

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore confirmed in the Dáil today that just 27 per cent of the 66,000 applications received have been completed so far.

# university - Friday 2 November, 2012

Student whose Halloween costume catches fire "highly motivated, respected"

NUI Galway releases statement on popular student who is still in critical condition in hospital.

# university - Thursday 25 October, 2012

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant

New figures show that 65,000 students applied under the new student grant system – but decisions have been made on just 12,000 applications so far.

# university - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

US Supreme Court to hear case of race discrimination by University of Texas

Abigail Fisher, who recently graduated from Louisiana State University, believes her failure to be accepted at the University of Texas was race-related.

# university - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Trinity students vote to stick with USI

The overwhelming majority voted for affiliation with the USI during this week’s referendum.

# university - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Hogan supports councils linking college grants to Household Charge

The Minister for the Environment says delaying grant payments was not his idea, but is an understandable council policy.

Department "neither consulted nor informed" on council grant request

Clare County Council has said that it will prioritise grant payments to people who have paid the Household Charge, a move which has been condemned by the Union of Students in Ireland.

# university - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are 9 things to know as you start your day…

# university - 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.

# university - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Column: Why the Leaving Cert as we know it is redundant, by a headmaster

There are better assessment systems out there internationally, writes headmaster Arthur Godsil. So why aren’t we using them?