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#Third Level

# third-level - Monday 20 August, 2012

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 9,843 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 6,308 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 4,992 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 2,438 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 5,701 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 2,399 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 3,620 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 3,920 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 4,361 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 4,183 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 668 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 4,085 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 4,006 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 1,969 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 6,705 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 1,952 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 2,867 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 3,135 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 4,625 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 2,736 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 1,533 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 2,824 Views 50 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 1,174 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 1,752 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 514 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.

# third-level - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Live Apr 19th 2011, 8:17 PM

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

# third-level - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans
# Education
# Education

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans

Feb 17th 2011, 2:38 PM 1,480 Views 0 Comments

But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?

# third-level - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

# third-level - Monday 1 November, 2010

Government tensions over doubling of third-level registration fees
# Fees
# Fees

Government tensions over doubling of third-level registration fees

Nov 1st 2010, 8:37 AM 237 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil reported to be considering raising registration fees by another €1,500, which the USI says will force more students out of education.

# third-level - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

Return of college fees ruled out
# Fees
# Fees

Return of college fees ruled out

Aug 17th 2010, 2:25 PM 228 Views 0 Comments

Mary Coughlan says ‘no’.

# third-level - Thursday 12 August, 2010

Fail: Galileo discovered HIV?
# Oops
From The Daily Edge
# Oops

Fail: Galileo discovered HIV?

Aug 12th 2010, 3:10 PM 232 Views 0 Comments

And other exam typos.

Is UCD about to overtake Trinity in world rankings?
# University Rankings
From The Daily Edge
# University Rankings

Is UCD about to overtake Trinity in world rankings?

Aug 12th 2010, 10:43 AM 361 Views 0 Comments

Big name universities are set for a fall this Autumn.

# third-level - Monday 2 August, 2010

Students to highlight Irish brain drain
# Students
# Students

Students to highlight Irish brain drain

Aug 2nd 2010, 4:18 PM 313 Views 0 Comments

USI say graduates are forced to leave Ireland.

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