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PROBLEM: My son is in transition year and attends a fee-paying school in Dublin. He has always been curious about medicine. However, I don’t think he(...)

This morning CAO application numbers give us a first glimpse of what may lie in store for this year’s college hopefuls.

This morning CAO application numbers give us a first glimpse of what may lie in store for this year’s college hopefuls. The simple answer is an incre(...)

Undergraduates expecting to secure employment upon graduation might be surprised to discover that they may lack a range of transversal skills which e(...)

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PROBLEM: My daughter will be sitting her Leaving Cert this summer. She has registered with the CAO but she is considering taking a year out to take a(...)

Next step up the career ladder: investigate the vast range of conversion courses which can focus your academic and personal skills on a specific work sector

Conversion courses offer graduates the opportunity to change direction from their undergraduate studies to focus on a new area entirely. Such a degre(...)

Prospective postgraduate students have a vast range of programmes to choose from in Ireland, abroad and online. Differentiating between what’s on offe(...)

Working collaboratively: Several institutions, including Trinity, UCD and DCU offer interdisciplinary master’s degrees. Photograph: Getty

Young people throughout the European Union represent the largest cohort of jobseekers that cannot secure long-term employment. The rate of unemploy(...)

Dublin City University. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

PROBLEM: I am preparing to sit my Leaving Cert in June and have filled in my CAO application. The Irish Times reported recently about a record high n(...)

“It is not surprising the Taoiseach acted in the interest of the existing Senators from Trinity and the NUI colleges.” Photograph: Eric Luke

QUESTION: As a graduate of DCU, I have been looking forward to voting in the forthcoming Seanad election. This follows Enda Kenny’s pledge in 2013 to(...)

A student in the PLC colleges system will quite possibly be open to a range of fees, levies and charges. Yet a student in a training centre will face no such charges. Photograph:  Thinkstock

PROBLEM: I would like to do a course at my local Education Training Board, but I’m not sure if I can afford it. Could you advise on financial su(...)