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Eilis O’Brien, director of communications at University College Dublin, said it admitted 4,474 students in 2020, which was a jump of 323 on the numbers admitted in 2019.

The State’s colleges and universities have offered extra places for students for the third year in a row, but this cannot keep happening, the Irish Un(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris aims to create 4,500 extra third-level places. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Extra places in universities for medicine and pharmacy students will be included in a plan by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris t(...)

Checking the CAO website for offers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The points needed in this year’s Leaving Certificate for some high-demand third-level courses, such as medicine and pharmacy, are set to rise, it has (...)

Quadrangle Building, National University of Ireland Galway: Students will soon have to finalise their course choices for the CAO.  Photograph: iStock

The coming academic year will be like no other in the history of further and higher education, both within Ireland and internationally. Third-year un(...)

In-depth research into the course you wish to study, along with where you want to study it, are key to third-level success. File photograph: iStock

With all the uncertainty that Leaving Cert students have experienced over these past two academic years many will be looking forward to starting colle(...)

Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, students are advised to check the CAO.ie website for updates

May-June: In the second half of May, schools begin the process of assessing the performance of current year Leaving Cert students for the purpose(...)

Many applicants use the initial CAO application in January as a holding exercise and it will soon be time  to submit a definitive list of options. Photog: Getty

Now that the Assessed Grade and written Leaving Cert examination process is upon us, it is now time to review your course choices - and get them right(...)

Inheritance can be a blessing or a curse, and sometimes both at once. Sliabh Luachra has been the cradle of life-affirming polkas and slides for gener(...)

Some master’s programmes will facilitate an immediate transfer on to a PhD.

Taught postgraduate courses can be a continuation of your undergraduate studies or in an entirely new area. How to differentiate between what’s on of(...)

In an increasingly competitive jobs market, it is always worth considering what will set you apart from other graduates. Photograph: Getty

The Irish labour market was in a very healthy place before Covid-19 hit last year. The unemployment rate had fallen to 4.7 per cent in the fourth quar(...)

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