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# third-level - This week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Government to part-fund 700 student beds to be let at reduced rates under new plans
# Third Level
# Third Level

Government to part-fund 700 student beds to be let at reduced rates under new plans

Updated Tue 2:19 PM 17,161 Views 19 Comments

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris is proposing partially funding the construction of student accommodation for three colleges.

# third-level - Last month November 2022

Ukraine's Zelenskyy will virtually address all third-level students in Ireland this Friday
# Colleges
# Colleges

Ukraine's Zelenskyy will virtually address all third-level students in Ireland this Friday

Nov 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 19,972 Views 17 Comments

Following his address, the Ukrainian president will take questions from students.

# third-level - This year 2022

Colleges to get €3 million euro a year to support students with autism
# Education
# Education

Colleges to get €3 million euro a year to support students with autism

Jun 2nd 2022, 5:45 PM 9,098 Views 4 Comments

Funding will start to be rolled out next year to approved projects.

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 21,963 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

Galway and Kerry players lead the way in Rising Stars Football Team of the Year
# Third Level
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# Third Level

Galway and Kerry players lead the way in Rising Stars Football Team of the Year

Mar 21st 2022, 1:08 PM 8,743 Views 1 Comment

Eight counties have players on the team.

Women in academia: 'What women get is endless mentoring, instead of a focus on changing the structures'
# Third Level
# Third Level

Women in academia: 'What women get is endless mentoring, instead of a focus on changing the structures'

Jan 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,656 Views 18 Comments

Academia is no longer dominated by men, with women making up more than half of lecturers. But problems remain across third-level in Ireland.

# third-level - Last year 2021

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report
# Education Report
# Education Report

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report

Dec 28th 2021, 1:49 PM 12,776 Views 1 Comment

The number of teachers at primary and post-primary level went up from 61,942 in 2016 to 69,343 in 2020.

CAO opens for third level applications today
# Third Level
# Third Level

CAO opens for third level applications today

Nov 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,970 Views 1 Comment

It opens at noon today.

New technological university announced for the north west

New technological university announced for the north west

Oct 28th 2021, 3:58 PM 21,402 Views 23 Comments

Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology are to combine to become a Technical University.

Colleges around the country say that some students are having to rely on food banks to get by
# Food Banks
# Food Banks

Colleges around the country say that some students are having to rely on food banks to get by

Oct 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,569 Views 57 Comments
  • UCC Students' Union food bank ran out of food in 50 minutes on Wednesday.
  • Volunteers say demand has spiked in the face of rent hikes and other living costs.
  • Students' representatives say it's a result of third level education being underfunded by the Government, writes Céimin Burke.
Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college
# Third Level
# Third Level

Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college

Sep 27th 2021, 11:08 AM 9,108 Views 1 Comment

The clinics will open at over 15 campuses today.

Pop-up vaccination centres to open on college campuses
# Pop Vaccine Centres
# Pop Vaccine Centres

Pop-up vaccination centres to open on college campuses

Sep 18th 2021, 11:48 AM 12,609 Views 6 Comments

Paul Reid said that hospital numbers beginning to fall but intensive care numbers are rising.

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,869 Views 22 Comments

It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.

Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro

Aug 10th 2021, 5:40 PM 26,373 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí are advising students to be cautious of scams ahead of the new academic year.

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year
# Education
# Education

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year

Jul 19th 2021, 1:22 PM 6,794 Views 2 Comments

It will contain material for students and staff in higher level institutions.

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses
# CAO
# CAO

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses

Jul 12th 2021, 3:37 PM 11,565 Views 5 Comments

There has been a 136% increase in applications from other EU countries, and a 9% increase overall.

Return of large scale lectures ‘contingent’ on mass vaccination
# Third Level
# Third Level

Return of large scale lectures ‘contingent’ on mass vaccination

Jul 8th 2021, 10:30 PM 15,283 Views 17 Comments

Large-scale antigen testing will likely be rolled out in colleges and universities.

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
# Lectures On-site
# Lectures On-site

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet

Jun 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 18,995 Views 8 Comments

Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister
# Third Level
# Third Level

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister

Mar 20th 2021, 10:52 AM 16,766 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said he intends to “overhaul” the CAO application form next year.

Increased funding needed to tackle sexual violence in colleges, report finds
# Third Level
# Third Level

Increased funding needed to tackle sexual violence in colleges, report finds

Mar 15th 2021, 8:22 PM 7,500 Views 15 Comments

Investigations must be “independent, trauma-informed and fair to all parties”, the new Promoting Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence report says.

Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600
# Education
# Education

Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600

Mar 11th 2021, 12:58 PM 12,967 Views 29 Comments

The contribution fee for Irish students is €200.

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show
# Third Level
# Third Level

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show

Mar 9th 2021, 8:39 AM 12,052 Views 15 Comments

There was a large increase in applications for medicine, too, with 4,031 first preferences.

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education
# Third Level
# Third Level

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education

Mar 1st 2021, 6:45 AM 9,106 Views 0 Comments

The funding is to support Traveller students progressing to higher education and during their studies.

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
# CAO
# CAO

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years

Jan 20th 2021, 10:34 PM 24,973 Views 7 Comments

The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.

# third-level - All time

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU

Dec 29th 2020, 9:00 AM 26,494 Views 13 Comments

PhD researchers are not entitled to sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave or other workers’ rights.

Review of student grants to examine support for people who move out of home for college
# SUSI
# SUSI

Review of student grants to examine support for people who move out of home for college

Dec 14th 2020, 11:29 AM 12,363 Views 15 Comments

Grants for part time students and how Ireland compares internationally will also be examined.

Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study
# Third Level
# Third Level

Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study

Dec 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,968 Views 40 Comments

The study breaks down the socio-economic composition of Ireland’s student body.

Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions
# Survey
# Survey

Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions

Nov 26th 2020, 12:21 PM 14,357 Views 7 Comments

Colleges will be required to report annual bullying and sexual harassment statistics.

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed

Nov 16th 2020, 9:30 AM 31,504 Views 16 Comments

Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions

Nov 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 24,542 Views 2 Comments

We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics

Nov 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 85,120 Views 97 Comments

Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.

'We need to make sure it never happens again': Ní Shúilleabháin praised for speaking out over sexual harassment
# Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin
# Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

'We need to make sure it never happens again': Ní Shúilleabháin praised for speaking out over sexual harassment

Sep 5th 2020, 5:18 PM 85,963 Views 33 Comments

Dr Ní Shúilleabháin described her ordeal in today’s Irish Times.

WIT president defends decision to charge full student fees as almost all classes move online
# College
# College

WIT president defends decision to charge full student fees as almost all classes move online

Aug 31st 2020, 6:00 PM 21,209 Views 25 Comments

All classes and lectures in the upcoming academic year will be held online.

'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week
# Coronavirus Era
# Coronavirus Era

'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week

Aug 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 50,383 Views 32 Comments

This academic year will be vastly different to previous years for third-level students.

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today
# Third Level
# Third Level

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today

Aug 8th 2020, 6:15 AM 45,634 Views 2 Comments

This round of offers are for those not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate.

Third level students will need to maintain two-metre social distance while on campus
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

Third level students will need to maintain two-metre social distance while on campus

Aug 6th 2020, 10:57 AM 19,228 Views 50 Comments

The guidance was issued for third level students ahead of the upcoming academic year.

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 11:27 AM 31,780 Views 69 Comments

The publication of this year’s results will not be available until 7 September.

Not all third-level students will be able to be accommodated on campus in the autumn
# Back To College
# Back To College

Not all third-level students will be able to be accommodated on campus in the autumn

Jul 16th 2020, 4:58 PM 19,853 Views 18 Comments

The minister said international students can come to the country to study as long as they self-isolate.

CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses

Jul 8th 2020, 2:39 PM 22,262 Views 10 Comments

The date for the main body of offers for students completing the Leaving Cert has not yet been set.

Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today
# Deadline Day
# Deadline Day

Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today

Jul 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 6,438 Views 0 Comments

CAO points, which are based on Leaving Cert grades, determine what college courses are offered to students.

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