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#Third Level Education

# third-level-education - This year 2022

Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students

Oct 18th 2022, 5:20 PM 14,866 Views 10 Comments

The new €500 rental credit was announced as part of Budget 2023.

Thousands of students stage walk-out from lectures in cost of living protest
# Out The Gap
# Out The Gap

Thousands of students stage walk-out from lectures in cost of living protest

Oct 13th 2022, 1:30 PM 42,668 Views 57 Comments

The protest aims “to remind college authorities and politicians that students aren’t an endless money pit”.

University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September

Aug 12th 2022, 9:22 PM 15,755 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it will ballot all members unless an agreement is reached on pay.

No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says
# Third Level Education
# Third Level Education

No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says

Updated May 4th 2022, 1:32 PM 12,033 Views 20 Comments

The Higher Education Minister said the Government is firmly against “unfair” student loans.

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
# SUSI
# SUSI

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system

Updated May 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 21,965 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

# third-level-education - Last year 2021

Sinn Féin councillors call on DCC chief Owen Keegan to resign over student housing comments
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Sinn Féin councillors call on DCC chief Owen Keegan to resign over student housing comments

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 3:53 PM 25,643 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Niall Collins has called on Owen Keegan to apologise, but not resign.

'Heartbreaking to not have enough': UCC food bank runs out of stock 50 minutes after reopening
# Struggling Students
# Struggling Students

'Heartbreaking to not have enough': UCC food bank runs out of stock 50 minutes after reopening

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 9:39 PM 47,160 Views 63 Comments

Students’ expenses for food are estimated to be between €250 to €350 per month.

# third-level-education - All time

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 43,040 Views 39 Comments

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by Noteworthy.ie uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.

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 37,541 Views 33 Comments

There has been a 45% increase in students from non-EEA countries since 2013.

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 12,787 Views 18 Comments

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

'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 73,253 Views 25 Comments

While I repaid the money they lent me, I owe my local Credit Union so much more, writes Gavin Nugent.

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.

"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 26,443 Views 111 Comments

Students are objecting to any consideration of the introduction of a student loan scheme in Ireland.

'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 13,121 Views 8 Comments

“Even in high-tech companies you need non-graduate staff to fill a lot of roles within the company.”

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 3,388 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.

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 20,549 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 106,933 Views 9 Comments

Do you have what you need for your preferred course?

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 81 Views 6 Comments

Further education can be a worthwhile commitment – but take careers expert Eoghan McDermott’s tips on making the right choice.

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 4,835 Views 36 Comments

Careers expert Eoghan McDermott assesses the impact of going back to college on your job prospects, pay and satisfaction levels.

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 30,963 Views 139 Comments

The option of introducing a student loan system is also on the table.

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 31,575 Views 15 Comments

As you do.

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 13,700 Views 40 Comments

Union says academics’ working hours are far greater than established norms.

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 529 Views 54 Comments

There should be ways that we can learn and earn at the same time.

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 9,299 Views 0 Comments

Do you know about this list of courses with places still available? Get on it…

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 313 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.

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 8,415 Views 43 Comments

A new ESRI study says that class is still important.

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 6,542 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.

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 1,580 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.

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 49 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.

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 18,631 Views 33 Comments

The new rates will be in place by this September.

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 5,307 Views 0 Comments

Whether you studied English, maths or even photography… Yes. Yes, it can.

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 7,395 Views 22 Comments

Over 3,800 students received the grant, but none were eligible for maintenance support.

Students protest cuts in third-level education
# Education
# Education

Students protest cuts in third-level education

Oct 1st 2013, 7:43 PM 7,438 Views 77 Comments

Thousands of students took to the streets today demanding that the maintenance grant be protected.

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 5,140 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.

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 17,711 Views 65 Comments

*The only catch is they have to cook it themselves.

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 1,774 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.

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 9,654 Views 31 Comments

Students spend the money on rent, bills, food, books and going out.

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 5,913 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.

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 5,422 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.

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 6,026 Views 72 Comments

We’d like to know if anyone is planning any early New Year Resolutions in response to yesterday’s budget announcements.

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