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#Third Level

# third-level - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Monday 16 November, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Sunday 15 November, 2020

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

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 Exclusive

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

# third-level - Saturday 5 September, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Monday 31 August, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Sunday 16 August, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Saturday 8 August, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Thursday 6 August, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Friday 17 July, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Thursday 16 July, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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

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

# third-level - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers

Some universities are offering online only study options but others will require the students to move to Ireland for their course.

# third-level - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021

The new technological university will be formed by Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee.

# third-level - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Universities plan for life during a pandemic as Cambridge goes fully online for 2021

The UK university has said it is “likely” that social distancing will continue to be required.

# third-level - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis

More than 700 university students answered a new survey about the Covid-19 pandemic.

# third-level - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade

Students protested this week in UCD on more than one occasion about the high cost of rent.

# third-level - Thursday 13 February, 2020

'The GAA need to look at this competition and give it the respect it deserves' - UCC boss

Tom Kingston was speaking after his side’s Fitzgibbon back-to-back triumphs.

# third-level - Monday 3 February, 2020

Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn

Student reps say there is an “abusable culture” in academia and those suffering bullying are afraid to speak out.

# third-level - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor

20 female-only professorships are expected to be in place by September this year.

# third-level - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions

Lecturers in Irish third levels to picket in February, while those in Northern Ireland are in the middle of an eight-day dispute.

# third-level - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'

Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.

# third-level - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).

# third-level - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Poll: Is the €3,000 cap on college fees too high or too low? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the €3,000 cap on college fees too high or too low?

Fine Gael has promised they won’t go up, but should they come down?

# third-level - Monday 29 July, 2019

Over 8,000 international students to benefit from new online immigration renewal system

The new system will be made available to students in the Dublin area, who were previously required to present in person at Burgh Quay.

# third-level - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season

The USI says people are ‘taking advantage of the housing crisis and accommodation shortage’.

# third-level - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Trinity was again the top Irish institution but failed to break the top 100.

# third-level - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided?

That is a recommendation contained in a new government-commissioned report.

# third-level - Thursday 14 February, 2019

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

# third-level - Thursday 7 February, 2019

From The42 Jamie Wall's Mary I cruise past CIT into Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals Third Level

Jamie Wall's Mary I cruise past CIT into Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals

Aaron Gillane clipped over eight points for the victors.

# third-level - Friday 4 January, 2019

Third-level sides nearing the end in McKenna Cup, but what's next?

A college vs county debate has been sparked in Ulster in recent weeks.

# third-level - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie?

Minister for Higher Education says the statistics paint a picture of our third level institutions hot housing harassment and assault.

# third-level - Saturday 28 July, 2018

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

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

# third-level - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# third-level - Monday 4 June, 2018

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs

The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.

# third-level - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into'

Since 2011 State funding of third level education has plummeted by an incredible 25%, writes Paul Gavan.

# third-level - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

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

# third-level - Sunday 28 January, 2018

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

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

# third-level - Monday 22 January, 2018

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

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

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