Monthly Archives: June 2013

Number of CAO courses to face cut

It looks as though the long-mooted shake-up of the Leaving Cert points system may happen after all. According to Minister of Education Ruairi Quinn, the plan is to gradually phase-in changes from September 2014 so that the new system is … Continue reading

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Irish Software Association weighs in on Leaving Cert reform

About now, students up and down the country will be enjoying a well-earned break having negotiated the travails of the Leaving Certificate. Some will be anticipating college life and the fresh set of challenges that await them. And indeed they … Continue reading

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Two Irish universities to keep an eye on

Though not the be-all-and-end-all measure of academic performance, the world university rankings from the Times Higher Education are taken very seriously by colleges, organisations and students around the world. Making an appearance on the list can greatly enhance a college’s … Continue reading

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Changing your mind? Seeing IADT graduates’ work might help

Last Thursday (13 June) was the final day of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology’s Graduate Exhibition. The art on display was of such extraordinary quality that several of the works captured the attention of Irish Times reviewer … Continue reading

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On Cloud Nine? IT vacancies in Ireland grow, but who will fill them?

Few sectors are as lively as the IT sector is at this moment in time. Because technology is changing the way that business is conducted, and because it is hurtling forward at such a relentless pace, the demand for IT … Continue reading

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Demand for college places to exceed supply by 2015

According to the Higher Education Authority’s Chief Executive Tom Boland, this year’s crop of Leaving Certificate students may be the last to avail of the approximate equality between the number of higher education places that are available to them and … Continue reading

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