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#Third Level

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today Third Level

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today

This round of offers are for those not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate.

From TheJournal.ie Third level students will need to maintain two-metre social distance while on campus Guidelines

Third level students will need to maintain two-metre social distance while on campus

The guidance was issued for third level students ahead of the upcoming academic year.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty' Results Day

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'

The publication of this year’s results will not be available until 7 September.

From TheJournal.ie Not all third-level students will be able to be accommodated on campus in the autumn Back To College

Not all third-level students will be able to be accommodated on campus in the autumn

The minister said international students can come to the country to study as long as they self-isolate.

From TheJournal.ie CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses Green Shoots

CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses

The date for the main body of offers for students completing the Leaving Cert has not yet been set.

From TheJournal.ie Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today Deadline Day

Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today

CAO points, which are based on Leaving Cert grades, determine what college courses are offered to students.

From TheJournal.ie Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers Academic Worries

Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers

Some universities are offering online only study options but others will require the students to move to Ireland for their course.

From TheJournal.ie The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021 College Times

The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021

The new technological university will be formed by Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee.

From TheJournal.ie Universities plan for life during a pandemic as Cambridge goes fully online for 2021 Covid-19

Universities plan for life during a pandemic as Cambridge goes fully online for 2021

The UK university has said it is “likely” that social distancing will continue to be required.

From TheJournal.ie Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis Covid-19

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade Notabusiness

'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade

Students protested this week in UCD on more than one occasion about the high cost of rent.

From The42 'The GAA need to look at this competition and give it the respect it deserves' - UCC boss Fixture Headaches

'The GAA need to look at this competition and give it the respect it deserves' - UCC boss

Tom Kingston was speaking after his side’s Fitzgibbon back-to-back triumphs.

From TheJournal.ie Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn Bullying In Academia

Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn

Student reps say there is an “abusable culture” in academia and those suffering bullying are afraid to speak out.

From TheJournal.ie Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor Higher Education

Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor

20 female-only professorships are expected to be in place by September this year.

From TheJournal.ie Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions University Pay

Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions

Lecturers in Irish third levels to picket in February, while those in Northern Ireland are in the middle of an eight-day dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university' Impossible Search

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'

Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.

From TheJournal.ie Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows Education

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the €3,000 cap on college fees too high or too low? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the €3,000 cap on college fees too high or too low?

Fine Gael has promised they won’t go up, but should they come down?

From TheJournal.ie Over 8,000 international students to benefit from new online immigration renewal system Third Level

Over 8,000 international students to benefit from new online immigration renewal system

The new system will be made available to students in the Dublin area, who were previously required to present in person at Burgh Quay.

From TheJournal.ie Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season Generation Rent

Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season

The USI says people are ‘taking advantage of the housing crisis and accommodation shortage’.

From TheJournal.ie Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Trinity was again the top Irish institution but failed to break the top 100.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided?

That is a recommendation contained in a new government-commissioned report.

From TheJournal.ie The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college Points

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

From The42 Jamie Wall's Mary I cruise past CIT into Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals Third Level

Jamie Wall's Mary I cruise past CIT into Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals

Aaron Gillane clipped over eight points for the victors.

From The42 Third-level sides nearing the end in McKenna Cup, but what's next? Dissenting Voices

Third-level sides nearing the end in McKenna Cup, but what's next?

A college vs county debate has been sparked in Ulster in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie? Opinion

Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie?

Minister for Higher Education says the statistics paint a picture of our third level institutions hot housing harassment and assault.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees College

Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees

People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees' Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs On Campus

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs

The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.

From TheJournal.ie 'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into' Opinion

'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into'

Since 2011 State funding of third level education has plummeted by an incredible 25%, writes Paul Gavan.

From TheJournal.ie 374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences Rise Of The Machines

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

From TheJournal.ie One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems Money Money Money

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Not everyone needs or should have to go to college' Third Level

Opinion: 'Not everyone needs or should have to go to college'

All I was left with was over three thousand worth of debt, no job prospects and a qualification no better than my Leaving Cert, writes Laura Buckley.

From TheJournal.ie 'A discriminatory blockade': Galway students criticise locals for campaigning against a new housing development Stand Off

'A discriminatory blockade': Galway students criticise locals for campaigning against a new housing development

A UK developer is planning to change the Westwood Hotel in Galway to a 400-bed student housing unit.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam Don't Get Caught Out

Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam

This time of year usually sees a large spike in fake rentals on the market, gardaí have warned.

From TheJournal.ie 'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college' Column

'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college'

I can’t afford to go to college in September because I am unemployed, writes Declan Lavin.

From TheJournal.ie '€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff' Universities Unchallenged

'€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff'

The claims came in an RTÉ Investigates show aired tonight, which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

From TheJournal.ie What is it like to be a Donald Trump supporter in US colleges? Make America Graduate Again

What is it like to be a Donald Trump supporter in US colleges?

US universities lean heavily towards the Democrats.

From TheJournal.ie New laws will prosecute firms that write essays for third level students Plagiarism

New laws will prosecute firms that write essays for third level students

The proposed legislation will make it an offence to provide written-to-order essays, which give students an advantage over others by essentially participating in plagiarism.

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