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#Third Level

# third-level - Monday 8 December, 2014

'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told
# Briseadh Na Rialacha
# Briseadh Na Rialacha

'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told

Dec 8th 2014, 4:53 PM 14,139 Views 113 Comments

Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.

# third-level - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Opinion: I had to leave home and become independent at 18 – but SUSI won't recognise that
# Students
# Students

Opinion: I had to leave home and become independent at 18 – but SUSI won't recognise that

Nov 12th 2014, 1:52 PM 11,058 Views 116 Comments

The grant is supposed to be there for people like me – people who can’t survive in college without it. But I don’t fit into SUSI’s picture of what a student is.

# third-level - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Heading to college just got even more expensive
# College Fees
# College Fees

Heading to college just got even more expensive

Oct 15th 2014, 8:06 AM 11,741 Views 31 Comments

The student contribution charge has been hiked by an extra €250.

# third-level - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House
# University Challenges
# University Challenges

'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House

Oct 8th 2014, 3:42 PM 9,140 Views 44 Comments

Student leaders will meet the Education Minister tomorrow…after they’ve dried off.

# third-level - Friday 19 September, 2014

Fancy yourself as the next Michael O'Leary? New third-level courses could be for you
# Flying High
# Flying High

Fancy yourself as the next Michael O'Leary? New third-level courses could be for you

Sep 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,179 Views 12 Comments

DCU and the DAA have joined up to establish the Dublin Aviation Institute.

# third-level - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Opinion: Shouldn't we give freshers more time to make life-changing decisions?
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Opinion: Shouldn't we give freshers more time to make life-changing decisions?

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 32 Views 23 Comments

In a two to three week period we expect our young people to make massive life decisions – we could make the whole process much easier.

# third-level - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Opinion: New technology is opening access to education, but also presenting new challenges
# E-learning
# E-learning

Opinion: New technology is opening access to education, but also presenting new challenges

Aug 26th 2014, 1:00 PM 74 Views 10 Comments

Open, flexible and accessible education has the potential to open up education to those who cannot access traditional higher education courses.

# third-level - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn't get that college place you wanted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn't get that college place you wanted

Aug 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 2,126 Views 17 Comments

It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…

# third-level - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Opinion: The disparity in third level participation should make us angry
# Education
# Education

Opinion: The disparity in third level participation should make us angry

Aug 20th 2014, 3:07 PM 251 Views 36 Comments

It is unacceptable that Dublin school leavers from affluent areas are six times more likely to continue to third level education than their counterparts.

# third-level - Monday 11 August, 2014

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Aug 11th 2014, 9:16 AM 15,942 Views 94 Comments

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

# third-level - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Ivy League dominate World University Rankings as TCD (predictably) tops Irish colleges
# Old Reliables
# Old Reliables

Ivy League dominate World University Rankings as TCD (predictably) tops Irish colleges

Jul 16th 2014, 9:49 AM 13,894 Views 48 Comments

Eight Irish institutions made the top 1,000.

# third-level - Monday 14 July, 2014

Are you saving for your kids' college education?
# Scrimp And Save
# Scrimp And Save

Are you saving for your kids' college education?

Jul 14th 2014, 5:51 PM 16,967 Views 52 Comments

New research says that just 55% of parents are.

More and more people are dropping out of college (especially men)
# College Dropout
# College Dropout

More and more people are dropping out of college (especially men)

Jul 14th 2014, 8:43 AM 14,408 Views 60 Comments

7,000 students from the 2010/11 academic year didn’t make it to second year.

# third-level - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus
# Student Travel
# Student Travel

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus

Jul 11th 2014, 7:00 PM 12,528 Views 33 Comments

A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.

# third-level - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage
# Education
# Education

Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage

Jun 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,324 Views 42 Comments

We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.

# third-level - Monday 9 June, 2014

USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages

Jun 9th 2014, 4:36 PM 7,402 Views 19 Comments

Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.

# third-level - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Irish colleges get 'A grades' in new third level ranking system
# Top Marks
# Top Marks

Irish colleges get 'A grades' in new third level ranking system

May 14th 2014, 8:43 AM 12,162 Views 1 Comment

The new system aims to give a more practical assessment of third level institutions than the existing league tables.

# third-level - Thursday 8 May, 2014

'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA
# Hierarchy
# Hierarchy

'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA

May 8th 2014, 3:57 PM 11,123 Views 63 Comments

The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.

# third-level - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense
# Live And Learn
# Live And Learn

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense

Apr 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 38 Views 19 Comments

We need to construct curriculums with international relevance and figure out fairer ways of funding education in order to compete globally, writes Aaron McKenna.

# third-level - Monday 24 March, 2014

In 2016 there'll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin's Digital Hub
# Tech Firms
# Tech Firms

In 2016 there'll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin's Digital Hub

Mar 24th 2014, 9:01 AM 11,374 Views 3 Comments

Part of the historic Marshalsea debtors’ prison will also be refurbished to create more office space for tech firms.

# third-level - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Column: What's it like to work at a nightclub during college? Let me tell you ...
# Night Owls
# Night Owls

Column: What's it like to work at a nightclub during college? Let me tell you ...

Mar 22nd 2014, 7:00 PM 6,399 Views 14 Comments

Working in a club will give you a huge range of skills useful in later ‘grown up’ life, writes Roisin Curran.

# third-level - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?
# Payday
# Payday

Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?

Mar 6th 2014, 2:06 PM 19,248 Views 65 Comments

Over the last ten years, graduate salaries went up, but then down even quicker.

# third-level - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Mahony points the way as Waterford IT see off DIT to reach Fitzgibbon Cup last-four
# Third Level
From The42
# Third Level

Mahony points the way as Waterford IT see off DIT to reach Fitzgibbon Cup last-four

Feb 18th 2014, 5:19 PM 6,762 Views 1 Comment

The Déise star proved the difference at Coolock.

# third-level - Thursday 30 January, 2014

UCC and Dublin IT claim opening round victories in the Fitzgibbon Cup
# Winning Ways
From The42
# Winning Ways

UCC and Dublin IT claim opening round victories in the Fitzgibbon Cup

Jan 30th 2014, 4:30 PM 6,358 Views 3 Comments

UCC had five points to spare over Waterford IT while Dublin IT defeated NUI Galway by a single point.

# third-level - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Queen’s University and UCD win opening clashes in Sigerson Cup
# Bright Start
From The42
# Bright Start

Queen’s University and UCD win opening clashes in Sigerson Cup

Jan 28th 2014, 6:30 PM 6,137 Views 0 Comments

Queen’s University now face GMIT in the first round while UCD progress to the quarter-final stage.

# third-level - Monday 27 January, 2014

Here's this week's opening fixtures in the 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups
# Schedule
From The42
# Schedule

Here's this week's opening fixtures in the 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups

Jan 27th 2014, 6:41 PM 8,180 Views 3 Comments

There is action over the next three days in the third-level competitions.

# third-level - Saturday 28 December, 2013

New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out
# Education
# Education

New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out

Dec 28th 2013, 5:23 PM 10,855 Views 41 Comments

The report — part of a new initiative from the HEA — gives detailed profiles of institutions. The authority insists it’s not a “ranking system”.

# third-level - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Graham Geraghty is set to play in the Sigerson Cup...at the age of 40
# Veteran Star
From The42
# Veteran Star

Graham Geraghty is set to play in the Sigerson Cup...at the age of 40

Dec 12th 2013, 8:00 AM 16,597 Views 25 Comments

The two-time All-Ireland senior winner will be in action for IT Blanchardstown.

# third-level - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Here's the draw for next season's Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups
# Third Level
From The42
# Third Level

Here's the draw for next season's Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups

Dec 11th 2013, 1:55 PM 5,635 Views 1 Comment

Sigerson champions DIT will kick-off their title defence against St Mary’s in 2014.

# third-level - Monday 9 December, 2013

University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion
# UL
# UL

University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion

Dec 9th 2013, 11:29 AM 16,789 Views 43 Comments

The plan includes a new city centre campus, facilities at University Hospital Limerick and a team training centre for Munster Rugby.

# third-level - Saturday 30 November, 2013

SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications

Nov 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,300 Views 8 Comments

In its latest progress report, the awarding body has confirmed it’s reached the finalisation stage for grants two months faster than the last academic year.

# third-level - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD

Nov 26th 2013, 8:16 PM 7,706 Views 62 Comments

Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan said if we cannot encourage people to study these subjects at higher level, we will have a serious problem in filling the places on third level courses.

Broad reform needed to make Seanad 'fit for modern Ireland', says Coveney
# Graduate Votes
# Graduate Votes

Broad reform needed to make Seanad 'fit for modern Ireland', says Coveney

Nov 26th 2013, 10:26 AM 2,628 Views 17 Comments

The Agriculture Minister welcomed reports that voting rights are to be extended to more graduates, but believes more ‘fundamental’ reform is needed.

# third-level - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Number of Indian students studying in Ireland set to double
# Education
# Education

Number of Indian students studying in Ireland set to double

Nov 19th 2013, 8:01 AM 12,192 Views 113 Comments

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said the majority of the students will be at advanced post-graduate level.

# third-level - Monday 7 October, 2013

Queen's University to host 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup finals
# Venues
From The42
# Venues

Queen's University to host 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup finals

Oct 7th 2013, 4:52 PM 2,978 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast college will be the venue for the deciders of the prestigious third-level competitions next year.

# third-level - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Trinity College Dublin falls 19 places in world university rankings
# Slippage
# Slippage

Trinity College Dublin falls 19 places in world university rankings

Oct 2nd 2013, 11:24 PM 14,898 Views 60 Comments

But UCD has pulled itself back up to 161st place.

# third-level - Friday 27 September, 2013

Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled
# SUSI
# SUSI

Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled

Sep 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,170 Views 47 Comments

In its latest update, SUSI says it is more than two months ahead of where it was this time last year in processing grant applications.

# third-level - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Students were "put through the mill" by SUSI
# Grants
# Grants

Students were "put through the mill" by SUSI

Sep 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,419 Views 23 Comments

The Ombudsman is dealing with more than 50 complaints from third level students about the new grant-allocating body SUSI.

# third-level - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI

Sep 5th 2013, 10:13 PM 13,416 Views 27 Comments

Around 61,500 applications have been assessed by SUSI – and of these, around 40,000 students will end up getting a grant.