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Students  should undertake  basic research about the college and its courses  prior to the open day. Photograph: iStock

The full realisation that their time at secondary school is coming to an end often becomes clear for sixth-year students when they find themselves wal(...)

Competition has increased, so many graduates go on to  enhance their skill set. Photograph: iStock

How to differentiate between what’s on offer and, more particularly, how to ensure your course has credibility in the labour market, is a major challe(...)

It is perfectly normal to tell your guidance counsellor at this point that you have no idea now what you will do after the Leaving Cert.

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery. Any adult reflecting on their own career journey since leaving school realises that expecting a young (...)

When exploring college options, be aware that the content of the course is only a small part of what you will experience when you arrive on registration day. Photograph: iStock

The realisation that they are reaching the end of the secondary school cycle is often crystallised for sixth-year students when they find themselves w(...)

Wroclaw is Poland’s fourth largest city. There are currently an estimated 124,000 students attending 26 public and private institutions in the city. Photograph: iStock

Download a pdf of the Higher Options 2018 floorplan here A university education at a UK college was something many young Irish students once consider(...)

Each year, about 4,000 Irish students apply to a course via the UCAS system and 2,000 go on to take up places. Photograph: iStock

* This article was first published in August 2018. From 5 July to 23 October 2019,  you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not (...)

Remember that third level is not like most schools, and the onus is on you to be self-motivated and self-aware. Photograph: iStock

Picking a college course can feel like the biggest decision a student has ever made. At this point, many will have a clear idea of what they want to d(...)

Research is key to establishing what course is the correct one for you. Photograph: iStockphoto

Just over 30 per cent of graduates from Irish third-level institutions now progress onto postgraduate studies, a drop of 10 per cent from the highs of(...)

More than 2,000 Irish students are currently studying in some of Europe’s premier universities. Photograph: iStock

A few short years ago, thousands of Irish school-leavers were applying for UK-based courses. These numbers have tumbled in more recent times. Higher c(...)

Consider the evidence - decide what criteria you should factor into your decision. Photograph: iStockphoto.

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery. Any adult reflecting on their own career journey since leaving school realises that expecting a young (...)

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