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#Third Level

# third-level - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 5th 2020, 2:25 PM 33,317 Views 168 Comments

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
# University Pay
# University Pay

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

Dec 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 10,498 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Impossible Search
# Impossible Search

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

Oct 20th 2019, 1:00 PM 28,809 Views 22 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Aug 27th 2019, 10:39 AM 17,702 Views 54 Comments

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
# Poll

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

Aug 11th 2019, 10:54 AM 35,284 Views 96 Comments

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
# Third Level
# Third Level

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

Jul 29th 2019, 6:39 PM 19,067 Views 8 Comments

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
# Generation Rent
# Generation Rent

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

Jul 25th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,111 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jun 19th 2019, 9:02 AM 30,251 Views 48 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 19th 2019, 8:59 AM 24,169 Views 110 Comments

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
# Points
# Points

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

Feb 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,001 Views 38 Comments

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

# third-level - Thursday 7 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 7th 2019, 4:41 PM 11,870 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Dissenting Voices
From The42
# Dissenting Voices

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

Jan 4th 2019, 6:05 AM 5,020 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,328 Views 51 Comments

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
# College
# College

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

Jul 28th 2018, 7:45 AM 38,526 Views 25 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.

# third-level - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Jun 15th 2018, 8:53 PM 23,062 Views 138 Comments

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
# On Campus
# On Campus

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

Jun 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 15,873 Views 61 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 21st 2018, 9:00 AM 28,170 Views 96 Comments

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
# Videodoc
# Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

Feb 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,412 Views 12 Comments

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
# 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 25,066 Views 72 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Jan 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 14,095 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.

# third-level - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

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 42,575 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.

# third-level - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'A discriminatory blockade': Galway students criticise locals for campaigning against a new housing development
# Stand Off
# Stand Off

'A discriminatory blockade': Galway students criticise locals for campaigning against a new housing development

Aug 9th 2017, 11:44 AM 14,286 Views 30 Comments

A UK developer is planning to change the Westwood Hotel in Galway to a 400-bed student housing unit.

# third-level - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam
# Don't Get Caught Out
# Don't Get Caught Out

Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam

Aug 8th 2017, 2:11 PM 22,581 Views 8 Comments

This time of year usually sees a large spike in fake rentals on the market, gardaí have warned.

# third-level - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'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 18,519 Views 91 Comments

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

# third-level - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff'
# Universities Unchallenged
# Universities Unchallenged

'€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff'

May 25th 2017, 10:40 PM 31,274 Views 63 Comments

The claims came in an RTÉ Investigates show aired tonight, which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

What is it like to be a Donald Trump supporter in US colleges?
# Make America Graduate Again
# Make America Graduate Again

What is it like to be a Donald Trump supporter in US colleges?

May 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,485 Views 24 Comments

US universities lean heavily towards the Democrats.

# third-level - Monday 15 May, 2017

New laws will prosecute firms that write essays for third level students
# Plagiarism
# Plagiarism

New laws will prosecute firms that write essays for third level students

May 15th 2017, 10:02 AM 13,478 Views 31 Comments

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.

# third-level - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Opinion: 'I’m one of the 40 million Americans paying off the $1.3 trillion student debt'
# Third Level Funding
# Third Level Funding

Opinion: 'I’m one of the 40 million Americans paying off the $1.3 trillion student debt'

Apr 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 167 Views 43 Comments

The Irish government shouldn’t copy America’s corporate financing and student loan model, writes Elizabeth Tandy Shermer.

# third-level - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

CAO deadline: 'It's easy to forget about other options outside of this one, points-driven route to education'
# Column
# Column

CAO deadline: 'It's easy to forget about other options outside of this one, points-driven route to education'

Feb 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 339 Views 7 Comments

Apprenticeships and traineeships must no longer be thought of as an alternative to traditional education, rather they must be viewed as viable and vibrant options within Ireland’s education system, writes Elisha Collier O’Brien.

# third-level - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Career coach: 'Why over 70% of students drop out of first year in some courses'
# Educational Column
# Educational Column

Career coach: 'Why over 70% of students drop out of first year in some courses'

Jan 25th 2017, 6:45 AM 5,171 Views 36 Comments

Making career decisions can be a difficult process and academia is not for everyone, writes Dearbhla Kelly.

# third-level - Monday 9 January, 2017

6 facts about AI that will actually blow your mind
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# Sponsored By Nci

6 facts about AI that will actually blow your mind

Jan 9th 2017, 5:09 PM 23,220 Views 17 Comments

Artificial intelligence? Let’s just say robot butlers are closer than you think.

# third-level - Monday 19 September, 2016

What one tip would you give students to make the most of college?
# Change Generation
# Change Generation

What one tip would you give students to make the most of college?

Sep 19th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,976 Views 36 Comments

Getting the balance right in college can be tough. We asked students how to manage being happy AND productive.

# third-level - Thursday 1 September, 2016

More than 2,500 second round CAO offers are out today
# Third Level
# Third Level

More than 2,500 second round CAO offers are out today

Sep 1st 2016, 7:00 AM 17,281 Views 9 Comments

Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.

# third-level - Monday 22 August, 2016

The CAO offers are out now - What happens next?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The CAO offers are out now - What happens next?

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:02 AM 26,581 Views 14 Comments

Here’s all you need to know

# third-level - Friday 19 August, 2016

FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?

Aug 19th 2016, 5:24 PM 37,414 Views 52 Comments

As tens of thousands await CAO offers, FactCheck examines how the financial burden awaiting them compares with students in other countries.

# third-level - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions
# College Costs
# College Costs

Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions

Aug 14th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,052 Views 26 Comments

The burden on students has gone up and up over the last six years.

# third-level - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

College students tell stories of gambling their rent money and losing at Cheltenham
# Place Your Bets
# Place Your Bets

College students tell stories of gambling their rent money and losing at Cheltenham

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:54 PM 27,875 Views 56 Comments

Student Unions are warning about an increase in problem gambling.

# third-level - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Collingwood Cup holders UCC sent packing by Maynooth after penalty shootout
# Third Level
From The42
# Third Level

Collingwood Cup holders UCC sent packing by Maynooth after penalty shootout

Feb 24th 2016, 6:38 PM 4,522 Views 3 Comments

UCD, UL and Trinity make up this year’s semi-finals.

# third-level - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Glory for Oisin McConville on the management front in Belfast today
# Third Level
From The42
# Third Level

Glory for Oisin McConville on the management front in Belfast today

Feb 20th 2016, 3:37 PM 8,952 Views 0 Comments

Dundalk IT defeated Waterford IT to claim the Trench Cup for the first time.

# third-level - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Garda College and GMIT claim victories in Sigerson Cup clashes
# Third Level
From The42
# Third Level

Garda College and GMIT claim victories in Sigerson Cup clashes

Jan 27th 2016, 4:25 PM 9,315 Views 1 Comment

Garda College saw off Cork IT while GMIT defeated St Pat’s.