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#Third Level

# 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 9,057 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 9,291 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 3,695 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 1,718 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 5,327 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 552 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 1,399 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 6,768 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 427 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 5,806 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 5,253 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 4,927 Views 44 Comments

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

Pics: Frustrated students take to Twitter as problems hit CAO website
# CAO
# CAO

Pics: Frustrated students take to Twitter as problems hit CAO website

Aug 20th 2012, 8:10 AM 9,884 Views 20 Comments

One user wrote: “I’ve just had my parents in sitting on my bed as I was rejected by a website. CAO, you’re destroying my family.” Users are being urged to refresh the site if encountering problems.

# third-level - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

# third-level - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Good news, students: New travelcard will have Leap-style capabilities
# Great Leap Forward
# Great Leap Forward

Good news, students: New travelcard will have Leap-style capabilities

Aug 11th 2012, 8:15 AM 6,318 Views 12 Comments

Third level students will be able to use the new style travelcard to get Leap Card fare on transport.

# third-level - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants
# Education
# Education

Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants

Aug 8th 2012, 6:42 PM 5,014 Views 70 Comments

Interest groups say the move could result in children from low-income families being refused maintenance assistance.

# third-level - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:15 AM 2,584 Views 143 Comments

Caught between fees and grants, a growing number of would-be students face missing out altogether. Welcome to the world of the ‘inbetweeners’, writes Patrick Kelleher.

# third-level - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Hibernia College to offer business and IT degrees
# Third Level
# Third Level

Hibernia College to offer business and IT degrees

Jul 11th 2012, 6:47 PM 5,709 Views 13 Comments

The degrees at the online college will be awarded by the University of London.

# third-level - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

New online grant system introduced for students
# Grants
# Grants

New online grant system introduced for students

Jun 12th 2012, 8:33 AM 2,561 Views 6 Comments

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn urged students to apply for grants early this year.

# third-level - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years
# Fees
# Fees

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years

May 24th 2012, 9:43 AM 2,415 Views 15 Comments

The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.

# third-level - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll
# Fees
# Fees

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll

May 23rd 2012, 5:49 PM 3,630 Views 37 Comments

The union’s members have voted in favour of maintaining the USI’s current position in campaigning for fully Exchequer-funded fees.

# third-level - Monday 14 May, 2012

Approval granted for DIT's Grangegorman development
# DIT
# DIT

Approval granted for DIT's Grangegorman development

May 14th 2012, 7:35 PM 3,927 Views 27 Comments

Project will bring together 20,000 students and staff and the dozens of different DIT colleges together on one campus.

# third-level - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness
# Litter
# Litter

Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness

Apr 25th 2012, 2:26 PM 4,366 Views 9 Comments

Just one third-level campus has been marked as “heavily littered” following the IBAL survey.

# third-level - Monday 23 April, 2012

Irish University lecturers 'work longer hours' than European counterparts
# Lecturers
# Lecturers

Irish University lecturers 'work longer hours' than European counterparts

Apr 23rd 2012, 2:31 PM 4,266 Views 25 Comments

New research shows that senior academics in Ireland work 50 hours a week in contrast to the European average of 48 hours, the IFUT says.

# third-level - Friday 2 March, 2012

Hurling: All Cork final awaits as UCC and CIT advance past Limerick colleges
# Fitzgibbon Cup
From The42
# Fitzgibbon Cup

Hurling: All Cork final awaits as UCC and CIT advance past Limerick colleges

Mar 2nd 2012, 6:45 PM 672 Views 0 Comments

The Mardyke will be a celebration of Cork hurling tomorrow as UCC and CIT advance to Fitzgibbon Cup final.

# third-level - Monday 13 February, 2012

Three-quarters of students have had unprotected sex: survey
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Three-quarters of students have had unprotected sex: survey

Feb 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,100 Views 18 Comments

HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme acting director says that 18-24-year-old know the importance of contraception – but fail to use it consistently.

# third-level - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

CSO: Women are more highly qualified than men - but still earn less
# Gender
# Gender

CSO: Women are more highly qualified than men - but still earn less

Jan 31st 2012, 12:22 PM 4,028 Views 37 Comments

The Central Statistics Office has released a major new study into men and women in Ireland.

# third-level - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: Student
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Student

Dec 6th 2011, 9:56 PM 1,972 Views 9 Comments

Budget 2012 has brought a €250 registration fee increase for third-level students, cut student grants by 3 per cent, and cut maintenance payments for new postgrad entrants.

# third-level - Monday 5 December, 2011

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

Dec 5th 2011, 6:14 PM 6,713 Views 43 Comments

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

Student protesters target third FG TD's office
# Student Fees
# Student Fees

Student protesters target third FG TD's office

Dec 5th 2011, 3:08 PM 1,954 Views 35 Comments

Eoghan Murphy TD’s office in Ranelagh, Dublin is being occupied by students protesting against third-level grant cuts and increased fees.

# third-level - Saturday 3 December, 2011

TD 'reluctant to involve gardaí' in student occupation of his office
# Occupy Naas
# Occupy Naas

TD 'reluctant to involve gardaí' in student occupation of his office

Dec 3rd 2011, 10:16 AM 2,872 Views 16 Comments

Fine Gael TD Anthony Lawlor says the protest raises security concerns, but “the last thing I want is to get them in any sort of trouble”

# third-level - Friday 2 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Dec 2nd 2011, 8:00 PM 3,140 Views 4 Comments

Catch upon the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# third-level - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Students briefly occupy Department of Jobs in fees protest
# Stop Fees
# Stop Fees

Students briefly occupy Department of Jobs in fees protest

Nov 29th 2011, 4:36 PM 4,643 Views 73 Comments

The third-level students had brought enough food to last several weeks – and a portable toilet – but left the building when Gardaí arrived on the scene.

# third-level - Sunday 13 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 13th 2011, 7:39 PM 2,739 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# third-level - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Irish universities fall in latest international rankings
# Universities
# Universities

Irish universities fall in latest international rankings

Oct 6th 2011, 10:30 AM 1,540 Views 9 Comments

Department of Education says it still draws encouragement from the fact that two are in the top 200.

# third-level - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?

Sep 6th 2011, 10:01 AM 2,834 Views 50 Comments

Academics have said that Irish universities face a “speedy decline” if fees are not brought back. So what do you think?