Many Leaving Cert students are still uncertain where their academic interests lie, and often proceed to third-level out of the fear of being left behind or losing contact with their peer group. Photograph: iStock

It may come as a surprise to many parents and students, but I often recommend that students who have secured an offer from the CAO of one of their cou(...)

Opening night: Aoife Duffy, tutor Nicola Harmon and Shannon Kerr at the new Blackrock Further Education Institute. Photograph: Mark Boland

Students started back in style yesterday at the new Blackrock Further Education Institute, in south Co Dublin. The further-education campus, with more(...)

Application deadlines have passed for many continental European degree programmes but some are still open for courses from September, particularly in the Netherlands

There are a number of reasons you may not have a CAO offer. First, you may not have got the Leaving Cert or PLC exam result you were hoping for, or(...)