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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(...)

For most students, particularly at undergraduate level, colleges, universities, TUs and IoTs all serve the same broad purpose. Photograph: Getty

What’s in a name? Students working on their CAO form may be familiar with the different terms: university, technological university (TU), institute of(...)

Are you going to college because you want opportunities and a career, or is it all about the money? File photograph: iStock

A lot has changed in the past year. But the big wheel of education keeps on turning and, with the CAO Change of Mind deadline looming, the Leaving Cer(...)

IT Sligo suggests students prepare to return to campus in the autumn and that they expect to be flexible in the sequencing of learning.

Q: How ready is IT Sligo for a return to campus? A: IT Sligo is prepared for a return to campus and we are extremely hopeful of a return of student(...)

The hope is that the economy should have recovered by the time this year’s third-level entrants finish their courses. Photograph: iStock

The arrival of Covid-19 on Irish shores triggered a sea-change in how education was delivered here but over one year on, we asked how it has impacted (...)

Maynooth University: ’Students really value the on-campus experience and have missed the live, in-person interaction with their peers and lecturers.’

Q: How ready is Maynooth University for a return to campus? A: We would like to bring our students back to the campus as soon as we can. Ultimately, (...)

Science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) courses were trumped as the most lauded area of study, but that acronym has evolved further to Steam, which includes the arts.

Students who are thinking of undertaking a degree in arts and humanities are often met with snorts of derision, or questions about how they’re ever go(...)

Changing perceptions: apprenticeships have been traditionally associated with the construction and motor industries and with young men. Photograph: Getty

Ireland was transformed as a society by the introduction of free second-level education more than 50 years ago. It enabled children to build careers b(...)

Seán Hayes

I didn’t know what I wanted to do. When I was filling out my CAO, I just knew that I was interested in reading, interested in literature and more wide(...)

Faye Murphy: “I have no additional qualification to my arts degree and here I am, a language graduate, about to begin work in the tech sector.”

I had no idea about where I saw myself in terms of a career, but I knew that I absolutely loved Irish and I thought if I stuck with what I loved then (...)

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