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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 (...)

The only way to evaluate whether a college is right for you is to explore all aspects of its life as fully as you can on its open day. Above, the  UCD Sutherland School of Law in UCD, Belfield. Photograph: David Sleator

The realisation that the world of schooling is about to come to an end is often crystallised for sixth-year students when they find themselves walking(...)

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