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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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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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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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