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The number of students in higher education has climbed to a record high with almost a quarter of a million people studying a third-level course last y(...)

Help is available for those who cannot afford a third-level course. Photograph: iStock

While the emphasis over the next couple of months will be on study and getting those ever sought after points, for many students it is also a time to (...)

Apprenticeship stands at The Irish Times Higher Options exhibitions in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Industries facing acute skills shortages, such as the tech and construction sectors, are battling to attract school-leavers in the run up to this mont(...)

The gathering heard that student career decisions are made on the basis, more or less, on what their mother tells them, not their father. File photograph: Getty Images

Mothers are the single biggest influence on students choosing their career options even though they may be out of touch with developments in work and (...)

Grangegorman will be the new home of Technological University Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert reform: decision time Classrooms in the run-up to the Leaving can resemble military training grounds where students are drilled to produ(...)

Paul O’Toole, who was appointed interim chief executive of the Higher Education Authority in October for 12 months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Several members of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) board raised concerns about the appointment of an interim chief executive after the former hea(...)

Exam boards are ‘having to put up a fight’ to avoid grades being inflated. Photograph: iStock

Students are most likely to secure first or upper-second class degrees at Dublin City University (72 per cent), followed by University College Dublin (...)

Students are most likely to get a first-class honour in Trinity (20 per cent) than in any other university, figures show. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Which university offers the best shot of a first-class or 2.1 degree? Is there much difference between University College Dublin and Trinity College D(...)

Professor David FitzPatrick, dean of engineering at UCD, is set to become the first president of Technological University Dublin. Photograph: myUCD.ie

A senior UCD academic has been appointed president of the Technological University Dublin. The new institution - due to be formally established in Ja(...)

In the Republic, Trinity College Dublin has the bulk of undergraduate students from Northern Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson

The flow of almost 3,400 students across the Border may reduce significantly following Brexit, according to analysis by UK and Irish higher education (...)

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