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Students at IT Sligo, which launched its new    undergraduate degree, the level eight BA in Writing and Literature

Course profile: IT Sligo’s BA in Writing and Literature Few students were allowed on campuses over the past year. But for many budding students with (...)

Some teachers introduced new elements such as online cooking to their lessons.

Educators adapted fast to the pandemic and parents gained a new insight into the real challenges of being a teacher. So how did they find the experien(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Some students who are applying for science courses will already have a good sense of the type of course that interests them. Photograph: iStock

Science is one of the most popular choices for CAO applicants, and one that offers an abundance of career opportunities. Every university, technologi(...)

Working in law can be exciting and rewarding, and there’s always something new to learn

The long arm of the law isn’t confined to the work of solicitors and barristers: legal expertise is invaluable across a wide range of industries. Wh(...)

Veterinary medicine graduates can expect to work in mixed, small animal, farm animal or equine practice. Photograph: Getty

UCD: VETERINARY MEDICINE CAO Code: DN300 In this five-year course – the only one in Ireland – students learn about animal welfare; how to care for he(...)

This year’s Teachers Union of Ireland annual conference took place online for public health reasons. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Teachers have renewed their call for an end to unequal pay scales, which sees those appointed after 2011 paid less than their colleagues for the same (...)

Minister of Further and Higher Education Simon Harris: ‘You can have all the lofty ambitions and plans you want but to make them a reality we need to properly fund third-level education.’  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The issue of third-level funding has been “ducked and dodged for far too long”, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said. With(...)

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