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#Third Level

# 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 8,789 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 50,373 Views 220 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 16,581 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 20,642 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 15,520 Views 64 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 614 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 876 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 500 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 19,237 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 6,117 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 1,759 Views 39 Comments

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

# 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 14,215 Views 115 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 11,631 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 11,750 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 9,144 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 10,184 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 33 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 75 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 2,366 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 258 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 16,029 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 14,065 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 16,975 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 14,432 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 12,542 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 5,376 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 7,407 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 12,167 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 11,131 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 39 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 11,377 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 6,494 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 19,255 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 6,765 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 6,360 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 6,144 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 10,860 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 16,603 Views 25 Comments

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