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# Third Level

All time
# College Clash
English set for third-level examination
The former Tipperary All-Ireland winning manager will be in opposition to his former third-level side in an emotional occasion next week.
# Last 8
Take Five – Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finals conclude
The remaining quarter-finals of the third-level hurling competition take place today.
# Historic win
Fitzgibbon Cup: Mary Immaculate College book semi-final berth
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.
# Eu 2013
Ireland launches 'radical' new university rankings system
The new system called U-Multirank was launched under Ireland’s EU presidency today.
# Third Level
Here's your 2013 Sigerson Cup Guide: Part 1
This year’s Sigerson Cup throws in on Tuesday afternoon. Here’s the first part of a team guide to the competition.
Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete)
New figures show SUSI is onow dealing with just 619 applications, down from a high of 55,000.
# Student Grants
PICS: Students' unions hand out food bags as grant crisis continues
The union at Galway-Mayo IT is handing out bags of food to hard-up students as SUSI continues catching up on grant payments.
# grants
Struggling students given food boxes as 5,500 still wait for grant
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.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Is a graduate tax a good idea?
The government is reported to be considering a graduate tax to pay for third-level education. Good idea? Bad idea?
# Delayed
Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications
Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.
# Novel Approach
Shootouts to potentially decide Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup semi-finals
A new concept could be used to settle the outcome of stalemates that arise in third-level GAA games.
More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant
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.
Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting
Today’s youth want to be involved in building Ireland’s future, writes Daithí de Buitléir.
# Final Countdown
Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) on...
The Connacht champions midfielder talks to on coping with Donegal’s midfield challenge, the confidence from beating Dublin and his pre-game routine.
# Third Level
Almost all parents want children to go to college but many can't pay for it
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.
Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives
‘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.
# Student finance
Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up
National Consumer Agency says it’s important that students check all penalty charges before choosing their account.
# Your Say
Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses?
A new scheme at TCD means students will need personal statements and references from teachers to get into college. Good idea?
# Education
45 per cent of parents have made no provision for their children’s education
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
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.
# Great Leap forward
Good news, students: New travelcard will have Leap-style capabilities
Third level students will be able to use the new style travelcard to get Leap Card fare on transport.
# Education
Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants
Interest groups say the move could result in children from low-income families being refused maintenance assistance.
Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college
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
Hibernia College to offer business and IT degrees
The degrees at the online college will be awarded by the University of London.
# grants
New online grant system introduced for students
Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn urged students to apply for grants early this year.
# Fees
Students’ college fees could rocket within two years
The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.
# Fees
Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll
The union’s members have voted in favour of maintaining the USI’s current position in campaigning for fully Exchequer-funded fees.
Approval granted for DIT's Grangegorman development
Project will bring together 20,000 students and staff and the dozens of different DIT colleges together on one campus.
# Litter
Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness
Just one third-level campus has been marked as “heavily littered” following the IBAL survey.
# Lecturers
Irish University lecturers 'work longer hours' than European counterparts
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.
# Fitzgibbon Cup
Hurling: All Cork final awaits as UCC and CIT advance past Limerick colleges
The Mardyke will be a celebration of Cork hurling tomorrow as UCC and CIT advance to Fitzgibbon Cup final.
# sexual health
Three-quarters of students have had unprotected sex: survey
HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme acting director says that 18-24-year-old know the importance of contraception – but fail to use it consistently.
# Gender
CSO: Women are more highly qualified than men - but still earn less
The Central Statistics Office has released a major new study into men and women in Ireland.
# Budget 2012
Readers' Panel: Student
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.
# Budget 2012
In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012
A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,