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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Third Level

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# Guidelines
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.
# Results Day
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.
# back to college
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.
# Green shoots
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.
# Deadline Day
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.
# academic worries
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.
# college times
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.
# Covid-19
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.
# Covid-19
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.
# notabusiness
'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.
# Fixture Headaches
'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.
# Bullying in academia
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.
# Higher Education
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.
# University pay
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.
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.
# Education
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%).
# 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
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.
# generation rent
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’.
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.
# Your Say
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.
# points
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
Jamie Wall's Mary I cruise past CIT into Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals
Aaron Gillane clipped over eight points for the victors.
# dissenting voices
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.
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.
# College
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.
# Ard Fheis
Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'
Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.
# on campus
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.
'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.
# videodoc
374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.
# Rise of the Machines
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.
# Money Money Money
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.
Opinion: 'Not everyone needs or should have to go to college'
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.
# stand off
'A discriminatory blockade': Galway students criticise locals for campaigning against a new housing development
A UK developer is planning to change the Westwood Hotel in Galway to a 400-bed student housing unit.
# don't get caught out
Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam
This time of year usually sees a large spike in fake rentals on the market, gardaí have warned.
'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college'
I can’t afford to go to college in September because I am unemployed, writes Declan Lavin.
# Universities Unchallenged
'€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff'
The claims came in an RTÉ Investigates show aired tonight, which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.
# make america graduate again
What is it like to be a Donald Trump supporter in US colleges?
US universities lean heavily towards the Democrats.
# Plagiarism
New laws will prosecute firms that write essays for third level students
The proposed legislation will make it an offence to provide written-to-order essays, which give students an advantage over others by essentially participating in plagiarism.
Opinion: 'I’m one of the 40 million Americans paying off the $1.3 trillion student debt'
The Irish government shouldn’t copy America’s corporate financing and student loan model, writes Elizabeth Tandy Shermer.