Tag Archives: CAO

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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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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Construction careers on the rise according to CAO figures

New CAO figures show that students are increasingly opting to study for careers linked to the construction industry. Architecture, engineering and business courses are among the most popular for students entering college this autumn. Applications for higher degree courses linked … Continue reading

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NUI Galway to pilot Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme

NUI Galway is to make available a limited number of places in the creative arts for students of exceptional achievements under its novel Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme – the first scheme of its kind among Irish universities. The scheme is … Continue reading

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CAO first preferences revealed – what do they tell us?

The CAO figures for first preference submissions have been released. These are typically a good indicator of the points requirements for courses when CAO offers are issued in late August. Growing in popularity Among the subject areas showing a growth … 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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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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Transition to third-level education set to ease

So the CAO system is to receive its first-ever shake up. The proposed reforms of Ruairí Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, are still a little shy of detail, but they have been outlined. The three main changes are: A significant reduction … Continue reading

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3rd level applications increase despite financial pressures

Earlier this month the CAO released it’s annual tally of CAO applications – and it makes for interesting reading. A total of 71,186 applications were made by February 1st. This is the lowest figure since 2008 when 68,809 applied but, … Continue reading

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