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#Third Level

# 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 5,018 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 15,307 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 38,233 Views 24 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 23,049 Views 139 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 15,854 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 28,129 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 16,359 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 25,052 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 14,012 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 42,513 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 14,278 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 22,547 Views 10 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 18,334 Views 98 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 31,225 Views 66 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 9,474 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 13,413 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 125 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 329 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 5,025 Views 33 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
# Sponsored By Nci
# Sponsored By Nci

6 facts about AI that will actually blow your mind

Jan 9th 2017, 5:09 PM 23,175 Views 18 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 10,831 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 17,253 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 26,551 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 37,201 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 17,005 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 27,826 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 4,521 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 8,947 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 9,302 Views 1 Comment

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

# third-level - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Four charts that show how Irish students are feeling much more confident about Ireland
# Green Green Grass Of Home
# Green Green Grass Of Home

Four charts that show how Irish students are feeling much more confident about Ireland

Aug 15th 2015, 7:30 AM 8,783 Views 18 Comments

It’s all change from four years ago.

# third-level - Friday 14 August, 2015

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer
# Asylum Seeker
# Asylum Seeker

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

Aug 14th 2015, 12:52 PM 50,300 Views 222 Comments

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

If you get this email about student grants, don't click the link... It's a scam
# No Susi - No!
# No Susi - No!

If you get this email about student grants, don't click the link... It's a scam

Aug 14th 2015, 12:50 PM 16,559 Views 6 Comments

The students grants body says a number of people have received the email.

# third-level - Thursday 13 August, 2015

The next step: Charts show financial strain Irish parents face as their child goes to college
# College
# College

The next step: Charts show financial strain Irish parents face as their child goes to college

Aug 13th 2015, 12:00 PM 20,618 Views 46 Comments

It’s more saving and more debt.

# third-level - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Ireland has some of the most educated people in Europe
# Doing Well
# Doing Well

Ireland has some of the most educated people in Europe

Jul 23rd 2015, 7:58 PM 15,495 Views 62 Comments

We place third when it comes to our share of third level graduates.

# third-level - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

It's change of mind time for the CAO – but do students really know what they're getting into?
# Opinion
# Opinion

It's change of mind time for the CAO – but do students really know what they're getting into?

Jul 1st 2015, 11:00 PM 612 Views 7 Comments

What makes one student successful when another fails? In answering this question, we’re not using one valuable resource: data.

# third-level - Sunday 10 May, 2015

What value are we putting on higher education?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What value are we putting on higher education?

May 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 839 Views 45 Comments

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

# third-level - Monday 9 March, 2015

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 491 Views 54 Comments

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

Poll: Are you glad you chose the college course you did?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you glad you chose the college course you did?

Mar 9th 2015, 8:25 AM 19,219 Views 63 Comments

More than 74,000 people have applied for courses through the CAO. How did that work out for you?

# third-level - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless
# Opinion
# Opinion

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

Feb 26th 2015, 8:00 PM 6,027 Views 41 Comments

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

# third-level - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Opinion: Are we devaluing degrees?
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Are we devaluing degrees?

Dec 21st 2014, 8:45 AM 1,731 Views 39 Comments

Our exploding education sector is a good thing in many ways – but it also has significant drawbacks.