UCD Open Day: Deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life at 18 is a totally false dilemma. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Not having a clue what you want to do after the Leaving Cert is not unusual. Deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life at 18 is a totall(...)

If you are interested in going to an Irish university like UCC (above), institute of technology, teacher training college, or private college, offered through the CAO application process, go to cao.ie by January 20th

Your first step is to register your intention to seek a CAO college place immediately. If you are interested in getting a place in an Irish university(...)

In the Netherlands most courses are €1,850 a year and there are grants and loans from the Dutch government.

Eunicas is the European University Central Application Support Service, set up in 2011 to support students in Ireland and the UK seeking to access the(...)

NUI Galway, which has a far lower population density than the Dublin region and thus a lower number of applicants, has seen students secure places on 300 points in recent years

The number of students taking the Leaving Cert is on an upward trajectory and will remain so for the next 12 years, so points will go up in general ev(...)

The concept of advocacy is central to the relationship between second-level teachers and students. We bat on their behalf until they are old and matur(...)

  Some 77,977 people applied for a place in one of Ireland’s 45 third level institutions in 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

The total number of registered first year undergraduate entrants to Irish universities and institutes of technology at the end of the offer season in (...)

Prospective third-level or further education students will probably have secured a copy of the CAO handbook in the past few weeks, and most likely (...)

For 6th year students considering their course or career path options after the Leaving Cert next June, starting your research early is crucial. You m(...)

All in the community: VTOS (Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme) learners from Tipperary Education and Training Board at an open day organised by Limerick Community Education Network

For many adults, their last engagement with education was more than a generation ago and ended much to their relief when they walked out of the school(...)

Class action: many of the skills required by employers are in science, technology, engineering or maths, so major capital investment is needed in labs in strategic locations, matching skills and local employment needs

The landscape for further education and training in Ireland is being transformed both by Government decisions and by how education is delivered in a d(...)