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#Third Level

# 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 5,637 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 16,818 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 5,305 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 7,750 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 2,630 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 12,200 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 2,982 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 14,909 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 12,209 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 6,428 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 13,445 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.

# third-level - Monday 26 August, 2013

Don't forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today
# College
# College

Don't forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today

Aug 26th 2013, 8:04 AM 3,105 Views 5 Comments

5.15pm to be exact.

# third-level - Monday 19 August, 2013

Returning Irish citizens must pay ‘non-EU fees’ of up to €20,000 for third-level education
# College
# College

Returning Irish citizens must pay ‘non-EU fees’ of up to €20,000 for third-level education

Aug 19th 2013, 10:10 PM 61,338 Views 206 Comments

The rules apply to students who have spent more than two years of the previous five outside the European Union.

These are the courses students want to get into this year...
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

These are the courses students want to get into this year...

Aug 19th 2013, 6:45 AM 24,781 Views 30 Comments

Arts and social sciences continue to be the most popular.

# third-level - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’
# Cuts
# Cuts

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’

Aug 18th 2013, 8:04 PM 16,302 Views 159 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland say they are “ready and equipped” to fight any attempt to cut student grants.

# third-level - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate
# State Exams
# State Exams

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

Aug 14th 2013, 6:00 AM 32,694 Views 43 Comments

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

# third-level - Friday 2 August, 2013

Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday

Aug 2nd 2013, 10:19 AM 7,404 Views 28 Comments

The grant system website was hit with technical issues last night as the deadline drew near.

# third-level - Friday 26 July, 2013

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens
# Third Level
# Third Level

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens

Jul 26th 2013, 8:30 AM 6,718 Views 47 Comments

Up until now, students who are resident in Ireland but whose families are from outside the EU get free primary and secondary education – but have had to pay more than €10,000 per year at third level.

# third-level - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Taoiseach's office spent €50k on courses for staff last year
# Cost
# Cost

Taoiseach's office spent €50k on courses for staff last year

Jul 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,731 Views 25 Comments

Figures released by the department show that 269 staff were sent for additional training by the department in the 2012/2013 academic year.

# third-level - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 'young universities'
# Third Level
# Third Level

Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 'young universities'

Jun 20th 2013, 8:41 AM 18,024 Views 56 Comments

NUI Maynooth and DCU make the Times’ annual list, while South Korean universities take up two of the top three slots.

# third-level - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up
# Education
# Education

Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up

May 30th 2013, 11:11 AM 7,290 Views 39 Comments

The details of the re-organisation of the country’s higher education sector were announced by Minister Ruairí Quinn this morning.

# third-level - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Increase in third level entrants from wealthier backgrounds
# Education
# Education

Increase in third level entrants from wealthier backgrounds

Mar 20th 2013, 2:26 PM 6,716 Views 24 Comments

Equal access data from the Higher Education Authority has shown that third level entrants from the top three socio-economic backgrounds continue to increase, with those from less wealthy background dropping off.

# third-level - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity
# Third Level
# Third Level

Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity

Mar 9th 2013, 4:20 PM 7,100 Views 16 Comments

However teaching, medicine and arts have all dropped.

# third-level - Friday 1 March, 2013

Six months into year, 14pc of SUSI applicants still without grants
# Grants
# Grants

Six months into year, 14pc of SUSI applicants still without grants

Mar 1st 2013, 11:00 AM 5,761 Views 31 Comments

Nearly 10,000 students have either been approved a grant but not yet paid, or have applications still being processed.

# third-level - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Here's your 'Tommy Walsh playing Fitzgibbon Cup as a young lad' pic of the day
# GAA Nostalgia
From The42
# GAA Nostalgia

Here's your 'Tommy Walsh playing Fitzgibbon Cup as a young lad' pic of the day

Feb 28th 2013, 2:33 PM 3,584 Views 0 Comments

And several other well-known hurlers in third-level action.

Take 5 – Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals take centre stage
# Throw In
From The42
# Throw In

Take 5 – Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals take centre stage

Feb 28th 2013, 10:02 AM 2,192 Views 0 Comments

The last four clashes in the third-level hurling competition take place tomorrow.

# third-level - Friday 22 February, 2013

Here's your Jim McGuinness Sigerson Cup pic of the day
# GAA Nostalgia
From The42
# GAA Nostalgia

Here's your Jim McGuinness Sigerson Cup pic of the day

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:15 AM 5,258 Views 5 Comments

Plus 19 others of current inter-county figures in action in their third-level Gaelic football days. Check out some of the hairstyles.

# third-level - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Take Five - Sigerson Cup semi-finals take centre stage
# Chasing Silverware
From The42
# Chasing Silverware

Take Five - Sigerson Cup semi-finals take centre stage

Feb 21st 2013, 10:00 AM 2,245 Views 1 Comment

The last four clashes in the third-level Gaelic football competition take place tomorrow.

English set for third-level examination
# College Clash
From The42
# College Clash

English set for third-level examination

Feb 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 1,387 Views 0 Comments

The former Tipperary All-Ireland winning manager will be in opposition to his former third-level side in an emotional occasion next week.

# third-level - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Take Five – Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finals conclude
# Last 8
From The42
# Last 8

Take Five – Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finals conclude

Feb 20th 2013, 7:40 AM 1,360 Views 1 Comment

The remaining quarter-finals of the third-level hurling competition take place today.

# third-level - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Fitzgibbon Cup: Mary Immaculate College book semi-final berth
# Historic Win
From The42
# Historic Win

Fitzgibbon Cup: Mary Immaculate College book semi-final berth

Feb 19th 2013, 3:25 PM 2,366 Views 1 Comment

The Limerick-based college became the first side to reach the last four as they get set to contest the semi-final stage for the first time.

# third-level - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Ireland launches 'radical' new university rankings system
# Eu 2013
# Eu 2013

Ireland launches 'radical' new university rankings system

Jan 30th 2013, 8:29 PM 13,742 Views 22 Comments

The new system called U-Multirank was launched under Ireland’s EU presidency today.

# third-level - Monday 28 January, 2013

Here's your 2013 Sigerson Cup Guide: Part 1
# Third Level
From The42
# Third Level

Here's your 2013 Sigerson Cup Guide: Part 1

Jan 28th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,299 Views 0 Comments

This year’s Sigerson Cup throws in on Tuesday afternoon. Here’s the first part of a team guide to the competition.

# third-level - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete)
# SUSI
# SUSI

Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete)

Jan 20th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,845 Views 28 Comments

New figures show SUSI is onow dealing with just 619 applications, down from a high of 55,000.

# third-level - Monday 14 January, 2013

PICS: Students' unions hand out food bags as grant crisis continues
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

PICS: Students' unions hand out food bags as grant crisis continues

Jan 14th 2013, 6:56 PM 16,925 Views 102 Comments

The union at Galway-Mayo IT is handing out bags of food to hard-up students as SUSI continues catching up on grant payments.

# third-level - Monday 7 January, 2013

Struggling students given food boxes as 5,500 still wait for grant
# Grants
# Grants

Struggling students given food boxes as 5,500 still wait for grant

Jan 7th 2013, 12:08 PM 9,970 Views 63 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland says students are going to college hungry – while one college has set up a soup kitchen for students who can’t afford food.

# third-level - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

Dec 5th 2012, 8:26 PM 9,050 Views 18 Comments

The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.

# third-level - Monday 19 November, 2012

# third-level - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Poll: Is a graduate tax a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is a graduate tax a good idea?

Nov 17th 2012, 12:20 PM 9,288 Views 77 Comments

The government is reported to be considering a graduate tax to pay for third-level education. Good idea? Bad idea?

# third-level - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications
# Delayed
# Delayed

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Nov 13th 2012, 9:58 AM 3,691 Views 30 Comments

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.