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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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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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Essay mills come under fire

The Department of Education is to introduce laws to prosecute essay mills – companies who write students’ essays in exchange for money. These paid-for essays are original work. However, someone other than the student writes them. As a result, cheating … Continue reading

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Could Brexit be an opportunity for Irish universities?

Global education firm EduCo International Group has claimed that Brexit offers a major opportunity for Irish universities. The company plans to set up an Irish branch to attract international students. Dwindling number of international students in the UK The number … Continue reading

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Demand for SUSI student grants expected to be high

From Monday, 3 April 2017 the SUSI student grants reopens. The demand is expected to be high, particularly as maintenance grants for postgraduate students have been made available. Students in the lowest income category can apply for the postgraduate maintenance … Continue reading

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