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How will Brexit affect Irish universities and students?

Will Brexit make it more difficult for Irish students to secure places on third-level courses? The short answer is “maybe.” Brexit will affect Ireland’s third-level institutions, but there are both opportunities and threats ahead. There are opportunities to attract academics, … Continue reading

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DkIT launches new online information portal for students

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has launched of a new online portal for prospective students. The portal offers information on a number of topics. These include the CAO Change of Mind process, as well as undergraduate courses and student life … Continue reading

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17 asylum seekers head to University of Limerick

The University of Limerick has accepted 17 asylum seekers, on to their Place of Sanctuary scholarship programme. The new students include Donnah Vuma, a mother of three. Ms Vuma, 31, has been living in direct provision. She described winning the … Continue reading

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Richard Bruton takes on private international colleges

Education Minister Richard Bruton is expected to propose new legislation to regulate third-level and private international colleges. Under the new legislation, Institutes of Technology would become designated awarding bodies. In addition, the proposed law will tackle so-called essay mills that … Continue reading

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Students taking higher level language exams are struggling

Are you having trouble with your European language course – but still choosing to do the higher-level exam? You are not alone… but it is not the best idea. A State Examinations Commission report has looked at how students managed … Continue reading

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Had a change of mind? Changing your third-level course choices

Between 5 May and 1 July, third-level applicants can register to change their third-level course. The change can be done free of charge online. Although there are some restrictions, as a general rule, you can change your mind as often … Continue reading

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Thinking of returning to education as a mature student?

Thinking of returning to education? If you did not get the chance to go to college, or would like to learn a new skill, there is no time like the present. If you are 23 years old or older, you … Continue reading

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Free lunchtime concert and lecture at the ILAC Centre

There’s a free lunchtime concert and lecture taking place on Thursday 11 May at the ILAC Library, ILAC Centre on Henry Street, Dublin from 12:45 to 2:30pm. This has been arranged by Maynooth University’s Department of Adult and Community Education … Continue reading

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USI condemns proposed student loan scheme

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) says that a student loan scheme is not an effective way to fund college education. They have a point. Large numbers of students in the UK and US graduate severely in debt. In addition, … Continue reading

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Maynooth University ranks as one of the world’s Top 50 Young Universities

Great news for Maynooth University! The university entered the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Top 50 Young Universities at #49. This is the highest ranking achieved by an Irish university on this listing. Maynooth University has performed well on international rankings … Continue reading

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