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#Third Level

# third-level - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

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 1,716 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 5,321 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 537 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 1,396 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 6,761 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 408 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 5,800 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 5,245 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 4,924 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 9,855 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 6,315 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 5,004 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 2,525 Views 142 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 5,704 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 2,405 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 3,627 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 4,362 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 4,230 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 669 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 4,090 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 4,021 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 1,953 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 2,870 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 3,137 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 4,634 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 2,738 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 1,536 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 2,829 Views 52 Comments

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

# third-level - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Rental prices levelling off across Ireland – report
# Property
# Property

Rental prices levelling off across Ireland – report

Aug 16th 2011, 12:01 AM 1,181 Views 16 Comments

The latest Daft.ie report says the average rental price in July 2011 was exactly the same as it was in July 2010.

# third-level - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Leaving Cert should be "blown up"
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert should be "blown up"

Jul 3rd 2011, 1:10 PM 1,753 Views 3 Comments

Former head of UCD’s business schools adds his voice to criticism of ‘parrot-learning’ Leaving Certificate.

# third-level - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

# third-level - Monday 30 May, 2011

Education minister says the CAO system needs to change
# Education
# Education

Education minister says the CAO system needs to change

May 30th 2011, 6:51 PM 519 Views 0 Comments

Ruairi Quinn says that radical new approaches and more complex entry routes to third level education are needed. He says it is a priority for his department.