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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Third Level

# third-level - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ivy League dominate World University Rankings as TCD (predictably) tops Irish colleges Old Reliables

# third-level - Monday 14 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Are you saving for your kids’ college education? Scrimp And Save

Are you saving for your kids’ college education?

New research says that just 55% of parents are.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie More and more people are dropping out of college (especially men) College Dropout

More and more people are dropping out of college (especially men)

7,000 students from the 2010/11 academic year didn’t make it to second year.

# third-level - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus Student Travel

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus

A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.

# third-level - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it’s perpetuating disadvantage Education

Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it’s perpetuating disadvantage

We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.

# third-level - Monday 9 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie USI says ‘internship culture’ to blame for low graduate wages Money Money Money

USI says ‘internship culture’ to blame for low graduate wages

Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.

# third-level - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish colleges get ‘A grades’ in new third level ranking system Top Marks

Irish colleges get ‘A grades’ in new third level ranking system

The new system aims to give a more practical assessment of third level institutions than the existing league tables.

# third-level - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From Business ETC ‘No evidence’ why The Summit treats graduates differently – HEA Hierarchy

‘No evidence’ why The Summit treats graduates differently – HEA

The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.

# third-level - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense Live And Learn

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense

We need to construct curriculums with international relevance and figure out fairer ways of funding education in order to compete globally, writes Aaron McKenna.

# third-level - Monday 24 March, 2014

From Business ETC In 2016 there’ll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin’s Digital Hub Tech Firms

In 2016 there’ll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin’s Digital Hub

Part of the historic Marshalsea debtors’ prison will also be refurbished to create more office space for tech firms.

# third-level - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: What’s it like to work at a nightclub during college? Let me tell you … Night Owls

Column: What’s it like to work at a nightclub during college? Let me tell you …

Working in a club will give you a huge range of skills useful in later ‘grown up’ life, writes Roisin Curran.

# third-level - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From Business ETC Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less? Payday

Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?

Over the last ten years, graduate salaries went up, but then down even quicker.

# third-level - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Mahony points the way as Waterford IT see off DIT to reach Fitzgibbon Cup last-four

The Déise star proved the difference at Coolock.

# third-level - Thursday 30 January, 2014

UCC and Dublin IT claim opening round victories in the Fitzgibbon Cup

UCC had five points to spare over Waterford IT while Dublin IT defeated NUI Galway by a single point.

# third-level - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Queen’s University and UCD win opening clashes in Sigerson Cup

Queen’s University now face GMIT in the first round while UCD progress to the quarter-final stage.

# third-level - Monday 27 January, 2014

Here’s this week’s opening fixtures in the 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups

There is action over the next three days in the third-level competitions.

# third-level - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out Education

New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out

The report — part of a new initiative from the HEA — gives detailed profiles of institutions. The authority insists it’s not a “ranking system”.

# third-level - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Graham Geraghty is set to play in the Sigerson Cup…at the age of 40

The two-time All-Ireland senior winner will be in action for IT Blanchardstown.

# third-level - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Here’s the draw for next season’s Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups

Sigerson champions DIT will kick-off their title defence against St Mary’s in 2014.

# third-level - Monday 9 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion UL

University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion

The plan includes a new city centre campus, facilities at University Hospital Limerick and a team training centre for Munster Rugby.

# third-level - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications Student Grants

SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications

In its latest progress report, the awarding body has confirmed it’s reached the finalisation stage for grants two months faster than the last academic year.

# third-level - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD Leaving Cert

Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD

Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan said if we cannot encourage people to study these subjects at higher level, we will have a serious problem in filling the places on third level courses.

From TheJournal.ie Broad reform needed to make Seanad ‘fit for modern Ireland’, says Coveney Graduate Votes

Broad reform needed to make Seanad ‘fit for modern Ireland’, says Coveney

The Agriculture Minister welcomed reports that voting rights are to be extended to more graduates, but believes more ‘fundamental’ reform is needed.

# third-level - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Number of Indian students studying in Ireland set to double Education

Number of Indian students studying in Ireland set to double

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said the majority of the students will be at advanced post-graduate level.

# third-level - Monday 7 October, 2013

Queen’s University to host 2014 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup finals

The Belfast college will be the venue for the deciders of the prestigious third-level competitions next year.

# third-level - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College Dublin falls 19 places in world university rankings Slippage

Trinity College Dublin falls 19 places in world university rankings

But UCD has pulled itself back up to 161st place.

# third-level - Friday 27 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled SUSI

Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled

In its latest update, SUSI says it is more than two months ahead of where it was this time last year in processing grant applications.

# third-level - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Students were “put through the mill” by SUSI Grants

Students were “put through the mill” by SUSI

The Ombudsman is dealing with more than 50 complaints from third level students about the new grant-allocating body SUSI.

# third-level - Thursday 5 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI Student Grants

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI

Around 61,500 applications have been assessed by SUSI – and of these, around 40,000 students will end up getting a grant.

# third-level - Monday 26 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Don’t forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today College

# third-level - Monday 19 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Returning Irish citizens must pay ‘non-EU fees’ of up to €20,000 for third-level education College

Returning Irish citizens must pay ‘non-EU fees’ of up to €20,000 for third-level education

The rules apply to students who have spent more than two years of the previous five outside the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie These are the courses students want to get into this year… In Numbers

These are the courses students want to get into this year…

Arts and social sciences continue to be the most popular.

# third-level - Sunday 18 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’ Cuts

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’

The Union of Students in Ireland say they are “ready and equipped” to fight any attempt to cut student grants.

# third-level - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate State Exams

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

# third-level - Friday 2 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday Student Grants

Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday

The grant system website was hit with technical issues last night as the deadline drew near.

# third-level - Friday 26 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens Third Level

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens

Up until now, students who are resident in Ireland but whose families are from outside the EU get free primary and secondary education – but have had to pay more than €10,000 per year at third level.

# third-level - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach’s office spent €50k on courses for staff last year Cost

Taoiseach’s office spent €50k on courses for staff last year

Figures released by the department show that 269 staff were sent for additional training by the department in the 2012/2013 academic year.

# third-level - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 ‘young universities’ Third Level

Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 ‘young universities’

NUI Maynooth and DCU make the Times’ annual list, while South Korean universities take up two of the top three slots.

# third-level - Thursday 30 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up Education

Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up

The details of the re-organisation of the country’s higher education sector were announced by Minister Ruairí Quinn this morning.

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