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Getting to bed earlier or taking short breaks or going for a walk are important, says psychotherapist Helen Vaughan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With just a few weeks to go until the Leaving Cert exams, how can students best use the remaining time? And how can they avoid being overwhelmed with (...)

The shortage of examiners is also likely to spark a debate over the sustainability of externally assessed State exams. File photograph: Getty

The State Examinations Commission is facing a shortfall in applications from teachers seeking to work as examiners across all subjects just weeks befo(...)

Students and colleges fear that late Leaving Cert results could delay the start of the academic year for thousands of first-year students and results in a last-minute scramble for accommodation. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities want Leaving Cert exams to be shifted to May to reduce stress on students and give families more time to find accommodation when college (...)

Want to play a bigger part in saving our planet? Now you can easily check out courses related to the environment from a range of disciplines

I’m due to sit my Leaving Cert shortly and am still deciding on course choices. I want to do my bit to help save the planet through a degree programme(...)

Concerns have been  raised  over the knock-on effects of any delay to the issuing of results in a letter to Minister for Education Norma Foley.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Uncertainty around whether students will receive the results of their Leaving Cert exams later than usual this year has been criticised as “most unsat(...)

Education authorities told higher education representatives recently that there are logistical challenges in finalising a date for issuing exam results this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert results and college offers may be issued later than normal this year, a move that universities fear could delay the start of the academic(...)

Latest figures show the number of CAO applications is running close to last year’s record-breaking number. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CAO points are likely to match last year’s record high. Why? Last year saw the strongest set of Leaving Cert grades combined with the highest number(...)

Points requirements for college courses are ‘highly likely’ to reach last year’s record levels again with many places awarded on the basis of random selection, according to internal Government records. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Points requirements for college courses are “highly likely” to reach last year’s record levels again with many places awarded on the basis of random (...)

Product design is one of the courses on offer at TU Dublin’s school of creative arts. Photograph: iStock

There’s still time to change your mind. While some courses – including architecture, art and various performing arts courses – require an interview an(...)

About one in every six applicants to the CAO seeking a college place in a level-eight higher degree lists a business degree programme as their first choice

If you were to speak with Leaving Cert students and ask them what they hope to study next year, a large proportion would say some form of business deg(...)

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