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There's still time to apply for some CAO courses through the 'Available Places' facility
# CAO 2018
# CAO 2018

There's still time to apply for some CAO courses through the 'Available Places' facility

Aug 21st 2018, 11:31 AM 13,458 Views 2 Comments

Available Places are places that remain unfilled in particular courses after all offers have been made and waiting lists have been exhausted.

50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next
# Don't Panic
# Don't Panic

50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next

Aug 20th 2018, 6:00 AM 73,114 Views 7 Comments

Over half of those applying for a Level 8 course will be offered their first choice.

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 12,786 Views 18 Comments

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

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment
# Consent
# Consent

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment

Aug 7th 2018, 8:41 AM 20,863 Views 118 Comments

54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students
# College
# College

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students

Aug 2nd 2018, 6:10 AM 38,740 Views 3 Comments

A total of 4,738 offers have been issued today, before Round One offers are made to Leaving Certificate students on August 20.

Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees
# College
# College

Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees

Jul 28th 2018, 7:45 AM 38,672 Views 24 Comments

People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families.

Time is ticking - The CAO change-of-mind deadline is tomorrow
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Time is ticking - The CAO change-of-mind deadline is tomorrow

Jun 30th 2018, 11:00 AM 9,299 Views 2 Comments

From 5.15pm tomorrow, applicants will no longer be able to change their preferences for the courses they would like to do.

Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'
# Education
# Education

Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'

Jun 6th 2018, 9:53 PM 28,125 Views 38 Comments

Trinity College Dublin has lost its place in the top 100 universities.

It's official - the more points you get in your Leaving the more likely you are to get through college
# Scorecards
# Scorecards

It's official - the more points you get in your Leaving the more likely you are to get through college

May 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,249 Views 29 Comments

“Those entering with lower points are much more likely to not progress compared to those entering with higher points,” a new report claims.

50% body burn used to kill people up to the age of 40 but now half can survive 95% burn
# Research
# Research

50% body burn used to kill people up to the age of 40 but now half can survive 95% burn

Mar 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 19,694 Views 9 Comments

Researchers of a new study are hoping their findings inspire burn units to try to keep people with extensive burns alive as it can be done.

'I started using a wheelchair at 18 and instantly became isolated but I just want to be wanted, like everybody else'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I started using a wheelchair at 18 and instantly became isolated but I just want to be wanted, like everybody else'

Mar 5th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,023 Views 10 Comments

‘People get tired of the fact that I live with my physical issues every day as if it’s a burden for them’, writes Niamh Ni Ruari.

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
# Videodoc
# Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

Feb 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,460 Views 12 Comments

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences
# Rise Of The Machines
# Rise Of The Machines

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 PM 25,080 Views 72 Comments

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Jan 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 14,292 Views 43 Comments

Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.

Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork

Jan 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 9,221 Views 23 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the lack of graduates finding employment in regional areas.

Opinion: 'Not everyone needs or should have to go to college'
# Third Level
# Third Level

Opinion: 'Not everyone needs or should have to go to college'

Jan 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 42,710 Views 104 Comments

All I was left with was over three thousand worth of debt, no job prospects and a qualification no better than my Leaving Cert, writes Laura Buckley.

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 22,284 Views 81 Comments

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

'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'
# Education Fair
# Education Fair

'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'

Nov 18th 2017, 8:00 AM 5,772 Views 2 Comments

An education fair is being held to showcase options for young people in care.

Student arrested after police officer shot and killed at Texas college
# Texas Tech
# Texas Tech

Student arrested after police officer shot and killed at Texas college

Oct 10th 2017, 6:59 AM 8,042 Views 0 Comments

The student was being taken for a “standard debriefing” after drugs were found in his room.

Woman threatened with gun in UCD campus shop raid
# Belfield
# Belfield

Woman threatened with gun in UCD campus shop raid

Oct 6th 2017, 7:32 AM 25,912 Views 14 Comments

The incident happened at the Centra shop on campus on Wednesday evening.

UCD record memorable win as they come from behind in Uefa Youth League first leg
# Flying The Flag
From The42
# Flying The Flag

UCD record memorable win as they come from behind in Uefa Youth League first leg

Sep 27th 2017, 9:03 PM 6,640 Views 3 Comments

The SSE Airtricity League U19 champions saw off Molde tonight.

New course hoping to make most of brewing and distillery 'renaissance'
# IT Carlow
# IT Carlow

New course hoping to make most of brewing and distillery 'renaissance'

Sep 5th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,130 Views 14 Comments

18 students will soon start the honours degree course, the first of its kind in Ireland.

Why is a 'sugar baby' coaching event coming to Dublin?
# Seeking Arrangement
# Seeking Arrangement

Why is a 'sugar baby' coaching event coming to Dublin?

Sep 3rd 2017, 7:30 PM 41,568 Views 47 Comments

The popular sugar baby website Seeking Arrangement is hosting the event next Friday.

Want to check the CAO points? We'll have them right here from 6am
# CAO
# CAO

Want to check the CAO points? We'll have them right here from 6am

Aug 20th 2017, 8:15 AM 33,671 Views 8 Comments

Whatever the college, whatever the course, we have you covered.

12 differences between going to college in Ireland and going to college in America
# Namely: Debt
From The Daily Edge
# Namely: Debt

12 differences between going to college in Ireland and going to college in America

Jul 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 37,345 Views 4 Comments

Fraternity houses would not work here at all.

8 things you could buy for the cost of rent in the new student accommodation in Dublin
# Student Gaffs
From The Daily Edge
# Student Gaffs

8 things you could buy for the cost of rent in the new student accommodation in Dublin

Jul 18th 2017, 9:00 PM 6,984 Views 3 Comments

That’s a lot of instant noodles.

'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college'
# Column
# Column

'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college'

Jul 16th 2017, 3:00 PM 18,672 Views 91 Comments

I can’t afford to go to college in September because I am unemployed, writes Declan Lavin.

These students want to use ice-cream to help ex-prisoners find employment
# Second Scoop
# Second Scoop

These students want to use ice-cream to help ex-prisoners find employment

Jul 15th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,216 Views 18 Comments

We spoke to the students and Stan Yanchev, who works with them.

Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know
# Mature Students
# Mature Students

Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know

Jul 6th 2017, 6:20 AM 17,882 Views 3 Comments

Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.

The 15 people you will find in class in every arts degree
# Tag Yourself
From The Daily Edge
# Tag Yourself

The 15 people you will find in class in every arts degree

Jul 3rd 2017, 9:00 PM 10,275 Views 7 Comments

Are you the GAA boy skulling a carton of milk in class?

Last-minute surge expected ahead of CAO change-of-mind deadline tomorrow
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Last-minute surge expected ahead of CAO change-of-mind deadline tomorrow

Jun 30th 2017, 7:20 AM 8,057 Views 2 Comments

Last year, over half of applicants made changes before the deadline.

Poll: Have you ever cheated in an exam?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Have you ever cheated in an exam?

May 15th 2017, 12:45 PM 26,269 Views 32 Comments

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

'No plans' to close GMIT Mayo campus despite Luke 'Ming' Flanagan claims
# COllege Row
# COllege Row

'No plans' to close GMIT Mayo campus despite Luke 'Ming' Flanagan claims

May 11th 2017, 6:06 AM 14,449 Views 13 Comments

The MEP yesterday released a statement claiming that the campus had been downgraded without consultation or transparency.

Nicki Minaj helped loads of her fans pay off their college fees over Twitter last night
# Feeling Flaithulach
From The Daily Edge
# Feeling Flaithulach

Nicki Minaj helped loads of her fans pay off their college fees over Twitter last night

May 7th 2017, 3:34 PM 5,738 Views 1 Comment

She handed out approximately $22,000, by our calculations. Hon the Nicki!

Three Irish colleges have made a prestigious Top 100 list
# Good Job
# Good Job

Three Irish colleges have made a prestigious Top 100 list

May 3rd 2017, 4:13 PM 56,987 Views 10 Comments

Which came out on top?

'It's not just getting your foot in the door': Over 6,000 third-level students don't make it to 2nd year
# Drop Outs
# Drop Outs

'It's not just getting your foot in the door': Over 6,000 third-level students don't make it to 2nd year

Apr 27th 2017, 3:45 PM 20,909 Views 54 Comments

While the majority make it to their second year, a sizeable portion of students do not.

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams

Jan 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 79,826 Views 34 Comments

“Once I sat in the library for 13 hours straight and didn’t even take a break. I did my thesis in one whole night.”

The 4 major life skills to learn by the time you are 18
# Hard Knock Life
# Hard Knock Life

The 4 major life skills to learn by the time you are 18

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:00 PM 31,286 Views 34 Comments

A former Ivy League admissions interviewer says that these help students to thrive.

European Investment Bank to invest €100 million in UCC and €70 million in Trinity
# The Farm
# The Farm

European Investment Bank to invest €100 million in UCC and €70 million in Trinity

Nov 24th 2016, 9:40 AM 12,975 Views 39 Comments

The developments will support hundreds of jobs and focus on improved student accommodation and research facilities.

This student from Co Down tested his US classmates on Nordie slang, and they hadn't a clue
# A Wee Dander
From The Daily Edge
# A Wee Dander

This student from Co Down tested his US classmates on Nordie slang, and they hadn't a clue

Nov 4th 2016, 8:28 AM 4,117 Views 4 Comments

Do you think I came down the Lagan in a bubble though? Do you?