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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Third Level

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Irish colleges get 'A grades' in new third level ranking system
The new system aims to give a more practical assessment of third level institutions than the existing league tables.
'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA
The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.
Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense
We need to construct curriculums with international relevance and figure out fairer ways of funding education in order to compete globally, writes Aaron McKenna.
In 2016 there'll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin's Digital Hub
Part of the historic Marshalsea debtors’ prison will also be refurbished to create more office space for tech firms.
Column: What's it like to work at a nightclub during college? Let me tell you ...
Working in a club will give you a huge range of skills useful in later ‘grown up’ life, writes Roisin Curran.
Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?
Over the last ten years, graduate salaries went up, but then down even quicker.
Mahony points the way as Waterford IT see off DIT to reach Fitzgibbon Cup last-four
The Déise star proved the difference at Coolock.
UCC and Dublin IT claim opening round victories in the Fitzgibbon Cup
UCC had five points to spare over Waterford IT while Dublin IT defeated NUI Galway by a single point.
Queen’s University and UCD win opening clashes in Sigerson Cup
Queen’s University now face GMIT in the first round while UCD progress to the quarter-final stage.
Here's this week's opening fixtures in the 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups
There is action over the next three days in the third-level competitions.
New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out
The report — part of a new initiative from the HEA — gives detailed profiles of institutions. The authority insists it’s not a “ranking system”.
Graham Geraghty is set to play in the Sigerson the age of 40
The two-time All-Ireland senior winner will be in action for IT Blanchardstown.
Here's the draw for next season's Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups
Sigerson champions DIT will kick-off their title defence against St Mary’s in 2014.
University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion
The plan includes a new city centre campus, facilities at University Hospital Limerick and a team training centre for Munster Rugby.
SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications
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.
Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD
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
The Agriculture Minister welcomed reports that voting rights are to be extended to more graduates, but believes more ‘fundamental’ reform is needed.
Number of Indian students studying in Ireland set to double
Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said the majority of the students will be at advanced post-graduate level.
Queen's University to host 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup finals
The Belfast college will be the venue for the deciders of the prestigious third-level competitions next year.
Trinity College Dublin falls 19 places in world university rankings
But UCD has pulled itself back up to 161st place.
Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled
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.
Students were "put through the mill" by SUSI
The Ombudsman is dealing with more than 50 complaints from third level students about the new grant-allocating body SUSI.
Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI
Around 61,500 applications have been assessed by SUSI – and of these, around 40,000 students will end up getting a grant.
Don't forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today
5.15pm to be exact.
Returning Irish citizens must pay ‘non-EU fees’ of up to €20,000 for third-level education
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...
Arts and social sciences continue to be the most popular.
Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’
The Union of Students in Ireland say they are “ready and equipped” to fight any attempt to cut student grants.
The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate
There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.
Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday
The grant system website was hit with technical issues last night as the deadline drew near.
Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens
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.
Taoiseach's office spent €50k on courses for staff last year
Figures released by the department show that 269 staff were sent for additional training by the department in the 2012/2013 academic year.
Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 'young universities'
NUI Maynooth and DCU make the Times’ annual list, while South Korean universities take up two of the top three slots.
Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up
The details of the re-organisation of the country’s higher education sector were announced by Minister Ruairí Quinn this morning.
Increase in third level entrants from wealthier backgrounds
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.
Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity
However teaching, medicine and arts have all dropped.
Six months into year, 14pc of SUSI applicants still without grants
Nearly 10,000 students have either been approved a grant but not yet paid, or have applications still being processed.
Here's your 'Tommy Walsh playing Fitzgibbon Cup as a young lad' pic of the day
And several other well-known hurlers in third-level action.
Take 5 – Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals take centre stage
The last four clashes in the third-level hurling competition take place tomorrow.
Here's your Jim McGuinness Sigerson Cup pic of the day
Plus 19 others of current inter-county figures in action in their third-level Gaelic football days. Check out some of the hairstyles.
Take Five - Sigerson Cup semi-finals take centre stage
The last four clashes in the third-level Gaelic football competition take place tomorrow.