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#Third Level

# 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 3,099 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 61,232 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 24,778 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 16,296 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 32,655 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 7,396 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 6,715 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 5,727 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 17,990 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 7,281 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 6,705 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 7,097 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 5,759 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 3,566 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 2,182 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 5,227 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 2,241 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 1,384 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 1,352 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 2,359 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 4,295 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 5,843 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 16,918 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 9,965 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 9,035 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 9,279 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 3,686 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”.

Shootouts to potentially decide Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup semi-finals
# Novel Approach
From The42
# Novel Approach

Shootouts to potentially decide Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup semi-finals

Nov 13th 2012, 9:14 AM 1,714 Views 0 Comments

A new concept could be used to settle the outcome of stalemates that arise in third-level GAA games.

# third-level - Thursday 25 October, 2012

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant
# SUSI
# SUSI

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant

Oct 25th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,311 Views 39 Comments

New figures show that 65,000 students applied under the new student grant system – but decisions have been made on just 12,000 applications so far.

# third-level - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting

Sep 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 516 Views 25 Comments

Today’s youth want to be involved in building Ireland’s future, writes Daithí de Buitléir.

# third-level - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) on...
# Final Countdown
From The42
# Final Countdown

Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) on...

Sep 18th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,395 Views 0 Comments

The Connacht champions midfielder talks to TheScore.ie on coping with Donegal’s midfield challenge, the confidence from beating Dublin and his pre-game routine.

# third-level - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Almost all parents want children to go to college but many can't pay for it
# Third Level
# Third Level

Almost all parents want children to go to college but many can't pay for it

Aug 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,709 Views 70 Comments

Survey finds 99 per cent of parents want to send their child to a third level institution but almost half have no funding in place to pay for it.

# third-level - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

Aug 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 372 Views 44 Comments

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

# third-level - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up
# Student Finance
# Student Finance

Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up

Aug 21st 2012, 9:30 PM 5,796 Views 13 Comments

National Consumer Agency says it’s important that students check all penalty charges before choosing their account.

Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses?

Aug 21st 2012, 10:46 AM 5,237 Views 28 Comments

A new scheme at TCD means students will need personal statements and references from teachers to get into college. Good idea?

# third-level - Monday 20 August, 2012

45 per cent of parents have made no provision for their children’s education
# Education
# Education

45 per cent of parents have made no provision for their children’s education

Aug 20th 2012, 2:50 PM 4,921 Views 44 Comments

Over two thirds of parents believe they will have to borrow their children’s third level education.