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Change of heart? Check out the CAO’s Available Places option

Had a change of heart about your CAO choices? Check out the CAO Available Places. This is also open to anyone who has not applied for a place through the CAO. How it works As the name implies, Available Places lists all … Continue reading

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Surge in international student applications due to Brexit

Applications from non-EU students to study at Irish universities has surged. It is thought that the increase is a result of fears over Brexit. In addition, there has been a significant increase in US students applying to Irish universities. It … Continue reading

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UCD start up Kinesis Health Technologies wins US tech award

  A UCD medical device start up Kinesis Health Technologies has won a US tech pitching competition. The company won $4,500 (€3,900) in prize money. The company develops wearable sensor technologies for older people to prevent falls. Kinesis wins overall prize … Continue reading

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Should Brian Cowen have been given an honorary doctorate?

  What do you think? Brian Cowen may have left the political stage, but he is still causing controversy. The National University of Ireland (NUI) recently gave Cowen an honorary doctorate. The former Taoiseach accepted the award, claiming he was sorry … Continue reading

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Mary Larkin tells us about life as a mature student

Returning to education as a mature student may seem daunting at first. Here Mary Larkin tells us about her experiences and offers advice to anyone considering going back to study. My initial career choice was to become a music teacher. … 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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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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