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From TheJournal.ie Increase in third level entrants from wealthier backgrounds Education

Increase in third level entrants from wealthier backgrounds

Equal access data from the Higher Education Authority has shown that third level entrants from the top three socio-economic backgrounds continue to increase, with those from less wealthy background dropping off.

From TheJournal.ie Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity Third Level

Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity

However teaching, medicine and arts have all dropped.

From TheJournal.ie Student body hit out over use of debt collectors in colleges Debt Collectors

Student body hit out over use of debt collectors in colleges

The response from the USI comes after a tender by UCD for the “collection of outstanding monies”.

From TheJournal.ie It's CAO deadline day CAO

It's CAO deadline day

A spokesperson for the CAO said although students can still submit late applications, it only applies to some courses.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland launches 'radical' new university rankings system Eu 2013

Ireland launches 'radical' new university rankings system

The new system called U-Multirank was launched under Ireland’s EU presidency today.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil mourns victims of nightclub blaze Brazil

Brazil mourns victims of nightclub blaze

Officials said 233 people had been killed, with 116 more injured, many still fighting for their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Texas campus issues alert amid reports of shooter Shooting

Texas campus issues alert amid reports of shooter

Lone Star College System’s campus in the Houston area has told students to take immediate shelter or avoid coming in.

From TheJournal.ie College will waive fees for those who host foreign students College

College will waive fees for those who host foreign students

Irish students at Griffith College in Dublin, Cork and Limerick can secure a fee waiver for one year if their family provides accommodation and board for an international student.

From TheJournal.ie Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete) SUSI

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: From idea to reality, the story of a young Irish start-up Read Me

Column: From idea to reality, the story of a young Irish start-up

Gary Fox took a business idea from college classroom to young company. Here he describes how he did it.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is a graduate tax a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Some 48,000 student grant applications still to be completed Grants

Some 48,000 student grant applications still to be completed

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore confirmed in the Dáil today that just 27 per cent of the 66,000 applications received have been completed so far.

From TheJournal.ie More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant SUSI

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.

From TheJournal.ie Overseas students attending University of Limerick set to spend €15 million Economy

Overseas students attending University of Limerick set to spend €15 million

The 2,200-plus international students who are set attend the university this year are expected to spend between €7,000-12,000 each.

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court to hear case of race discrimination by University of Texas Race

US Supreme Court to hear case of race discrimination by University of Texas

Abigail Fisher, who recently graduated from Louisiana State University, believes her failure to be accepted at the University of Texas was race-related.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should prisoners be released from jails to attend college? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should prisoners be released from jails to attend college?

As news emerges that a convicted murderer who was sentenced to life might get day release to attend classes, we ask: Do you agree with such a move?

From TheJournal.ie Hogan supports councils linking college grants to Household Charge Household Charge

Hogan supports councils linking college grants to Household Charge

The Minister for the Environment says delaying grant payments was not his idea, but is an understandable council policy.

From TheJournal.ie Department "neither consulted nor informed" on council grant request Household Charge

Department "neither consulted nor informed" on council grant request

Clare County Council has said that it will prioritise grant payments to people who have paid the Household Charge, a move which has been condemned by the Union of Students in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie CAO to give discounts for early online applicants... for 2013 Cao Fees

CAO to give discounts for early online applicants... for 2013

Ninety-eight per cent of college applications were received online by CAO in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Round 2: over 3,000 applicants receive new offers for college Education

Round 2: over 3,000 applicants receive new offers for college

1,185 applicants have received their first offer from CAO.

From TheJournal.ie Almost all parents want children to go to college but many can't pay for it 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie Hungry student? New scheme provides meals on the cheap Clever Cuisine

Hungry student? New scheme provides meals on the cheap

The typical image of student food is beans on toast – but one new scheme aims to change that picture.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5 This post contains videos

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race Points Race

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race

Mathematics and Physics at the University of Limerick saw the highest points surge – up by a whopping 145 points.

From TheJournal.ie CAO offers: the main points CAO

CAO offers: the main points

STEM is the new acronym of the day, standing for the popular-again subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Rental accommodation options for students fall again this summer Renting

Rental accommodation options for students fall again this summer

Latest Daft.ie report shows rent rises in Dublin and Cork since last year, and a drop in available rental properties nationwide.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie New online grant system introduced for students Grants

New online grant system introduced for students

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn urged students to apply for grants early this year.

P Diddy's son lands $54,000 college scholarship DESERVE IT? This post contains a poll This post contains videos

P Diddy's son lands $54,000 college scholarship

UCLA defends athletic scholarship for millionaire Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ son.

From TheJournal.ie Want to go to Harvard? Now you can… online and for free University

Want to go to Harvard? Now you can… online and for free

Two of the world’s top universities have joined forces to offer course materials over the internet.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance Universities

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.

VIDEO: US university students throw a piano off a roof Smashing This post contains videos This post contains images

VIDEO: US university students throw a piano off a roof

Yeah, this is strange.

From TheJournal.ie High Court dismisses students' appeal against third-level grant reforms Student Grants

High Court dismisses students' appeal against third-level grant reforms

Students whose grants were reformed last year are told the State’s economic problems trump their legitimate expectations.