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# university - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health
# Round One
# Round One

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health

Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 38,415 Views 13 Comments
  • This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.
  • Round One offers must be accepted online by 3pm on Monday 13 September.
  • Four courses have now reached 625 points.

# university - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
# Back On Campus
# Back On Campus

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:22 AM 20,039 Views 8 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

# university - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester
# Education
# Education

Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester

Jul 13th 2021, 7:56 AM 13,946 Views 18 Comments

There has been a significant increase in demand for college places this year.

# university - Monday 12 July, 2021

Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses
# College
# College

Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses

Jul 12th 2021, 9:01 AM 19,522 Views 14 Comments

Testing will involve volunteers providing saliva samples twice weekly.

# university - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about China?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about China?

Jun 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 40,219 Views 45 Comments

Go on, test yourself.

# university - Friday 2 April, 2021

Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:43 PM 25,535 Views 27 Comments

Antigen testing on construction sites will begin in a matter of weeks, say sources.

# university - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show
# Third Level
# Third Level

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show

Mar 9th 2021, 8:39 AM 11,762 Views 14 Comments

There was a large increase in applications for medicine, too, with 4,031 first preferences.

# university - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus
# Testing
# Testing

UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus

Feb 9th 2021, 8:01 PM 27,244 Views 35 Comments

The cases are “largely based around simple household visits”.

# university - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU

Dec 29th 2020, 9:00 AM 26,153 Views 13 Comments

PhD researchers are not entitled to sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave or other workers’ rights.

# university - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
# Moderna
# Moderna

Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 1st 2020, 6:10 AM 28,213 Views 40 Comments

The Cabinet is also due to be updated on the progress to date of the Government’s new task force on the delivery of vaccines.

# university - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies
# College
# College

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies

Nov 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 22,096 Views 54 Comments

Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.

# university - Monday 16 November, 2020

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed

Nov 16th 2020, 9:30 AM 29,224 Views 15 Comments

Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.

# university - Sunday 15 November, 2020

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions

Nov 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 24,236 Views 2 Comments

We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics

Nov 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 84,375 Views 96 Comments

Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.

# university - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

Oct 1st 2020, 9:43 AM 22,861 Views 66 Comments

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

# university - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Some students with reduced campus hours backtrack on decision to live away from home
# NUIG
# NUIG

Some students with reduced campus hours backtrack on decision to live away from home

Sep 30th 2020, 6:45 AM 26,553 Views 14 Comments

One NUIG student is trying to leave his accommodation partly due to rising cases in Galway.

# university - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

College student: 'There's been no dancing on tables or shots at the bar'
# University
# University

College student: 'There's been no dancing on tables or shots at the bar'

Sep 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 25,495 Views 18 Comments

Harry McCann says students involved in recent ‘partying’ are not representative of the majority trying to study and live within Covid guidelines.

Irish universities will have to provide breakdown of ethnic diversity among staff each year from December
# Diversity
# Diversity

Irish universities will have to provide breakdown of ethnic diversity among staff each year from December

Sep 29th 2020, 6:00 AM 19,334 Views 54 Comments

From the limited data available, there is just one black female professor who is working full time.

# university - Friday 25 September, 2020

NUIG students warned they could face expulsion if they fail to stick to Covid-19 guidelines
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

NUIG students warned they could face expulsion if they fail to stick to Covid-19 guidelines

Sep 25th 2020, 7:13 AM 23,598 Views 11 Comments

Students have been urged to “socialise safely and call out reckless behaviour”.

# university - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Colleges did not investigate majority of sexual assault and harassment cases reported by students in 2018/19
# Colleges
# Colleges

Colleges did not investigate majority of sexual assault and harassment cases reported by students in 2018/19

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,077 Views 11 Comments

Minister Simon Harris says colleges have until February to publish their action plans on tackling sexual violence and harassment.

# university - Sunday 16 August, 2020

'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week
# Coronavirus Era
# Coronavirus Era

'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week

Aug 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 50,341 Views 32 Comments

This academic year will be vastly different to previous years for third-level students.

# university - Sunday 9 August, 2020

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that
# Staying Home
# Staying Home

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that

Aug 9th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,681 Views 0 Comments

With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.

# university - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Suspended sentence for man who lodged over €155k of university's money into own bank account
# Courts
# Courts

Suspended sentence for man who lodged over €155k of university's money into own bank account

Jul 8th 2020, 5:57 PM 35,042 Views 24 Comments

Cullen, with no fixed address, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

# university - Monday 1 June, 2020

'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year
# Accommodation
# Accommodation

'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year

Jun 1st 2020, 9:00 AM 29,296 Views 24 Comments

NUI Galway is offering students a reduced rent rate next year due to the ‘hybrid’ way universities are expected to operate.

# university - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis

Apr 14th 2020, 2:50 PM 10,625 Views 3 Comments

More than 700 university students answered a new survey about the Covid-19 pandemic.

# university - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review
# Religion
# Religion

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,348 Views 32 Comments

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

# university - Monday 18 November, 2019

Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes
# Tensions
# Tensions

Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes

Updated Nov 18th 2019, 2:17 PM 20,497 Views 28 Comments

Police said they had fired three live rounds at a protest site near the university.

# university - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over  violent protests
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

Nov 14th 2019, 8:05 AM 7,242 Views 7 Comments

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

# university - Saturday 5 October, 2019

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban

Oct 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,860 Views 52 Comments

18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.

# university - Monday 19 August, 2019

Rise in college students skipping lectures to go to work because of financial struggles
# College Fees
# College Fees

Rise in college students skipping lectures to go to work because of financial struggles

Aug 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,863 Views 39 Comments

The survey finds that 55% of students say they are missing their lectures in favour of paid work.

# university - Sunday 18 August, 2019

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?
# Analysis
# Analysis

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Aug 18th 2019, 9:30 AM 24,121 Views 82 Comments

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

# university - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn

Aug 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 11,224 Views 17 Comments

Thousands of students are now on the hunt for accommodation.

# university - Thursday 1 August, 2019

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next
# Cao 2019
# Cao 2019

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next

Aug 1st 2019, 6:20 AM 28,961 Views 3 Comments

Round Zero offers must be accepted by 7 August at 5.15pm.

# university - Friday 5 July, 2019

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next
# Cao 2019
# Cao 2019

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next

Jul 5th 2019, 10:50 AM 22,942 Views 5 Comments

Round A offers must be accepted by Wednesday 10 July at 5.15pm.

# university - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday
# Change Of Mind
# Change Of Mind

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday

Jun 29th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,957 Views 3 Comments

People who have applied to go to college or university can add, remove or change the order of their course choices.

# university - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens
# Research
# Research

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

Apr 7th 2019, 10:30 AM 9,849 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

# university - Saturday 9 March, 2019

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year
# Cao Applications
# Cao Applications

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year

Mar 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,410 Views 9 Comments

A total of 73,034 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

# university - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Star-studded UCD bow out of Sigerson Cup as St Mary's triumph over defending champions
# Sigerson Cup
From The42
# Sigerson Cup

Star-studded UCD bow out of Sigerson Cup as St Mary's triumph over defending champions

Feb 16th 2019, 4:54 PM 17,600 Views 1 Comment

Two years after their Sigerson Cup final victory against UCD in 2017, St Mary’s overcame the defending champions again.

# university - Thursday 24 January, 2019

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched
# ISL
# ISL

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched

Jan 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,106 Views 11 Comments

The new Bachelor of Education programme is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# university - Friday 18 January, 2019

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

Jan 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 7,592 Views 7 Comments

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

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