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Welcome back week at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Vaccine certs, pre-booked library seats; it’s college, but not as you know it It was a year of college – without the experience. No large lectur(...)

Due to the high number of students who secured close to or over 600 points this year, many medicine applicants who met all the criteria will be disappointed. Photograph: iStock

The class of 2021 has secured record high grades, but this has, in turn, led to record CAO points. This all means that thousands of students will be d(...)

The most popular traineeships in 2020 included aircraft maintenance technician, beauty therapy, medical administration and outdoor activity instruction. Photograph: iStock

With the Leaving Cert finally behind you having completed your exams in the midst of one of the most challenging years in living memory, you may not w(...)

The lowest completion rates were among higher certificate or ordinary degree courses in areas such as computing and engineering at institutes of technology. Photograph: iStock

Between 60 and 80 per cent of students in some third-level computing and engineering courses are dropping out, new data shows. Young men with low Lea(...)

Brendan Lannon’s very entrance to this world was fraught with medical concern, as indeed would be the first 30 years of his life

At 37, Brendan Lannon is a man who, without hesitation, could be referred to as a medical miracle. Sitting across from him now, he having just arrived(...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of  Trinity College Dublin, told an Oireachtas education committee on Thursday that a lack of personal contact with other students was affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many students. Photograph: Alan Betson

Demand for mental health support in some universities has doubled as students struggle with isolation and the shift to online learning. Dr Patrick Pr(...)

This year, some of the largest points increases are for courses that are already in relatively high demand. Photograph: Getty

It’s the news that CAO applicants have been bracing for – despite a 12 per cent increase in the overall number of third-level places available this ye(...)

The projects are located in the TU Dublin Tallaght and Blanchardstown (above) campuses; in Cork IT and IT Tralee; in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire; and in Athlone Institute of Technology. File photograph: itb.ie

A programme for the construction of six higher education buildings has progressed and will go out to tender “immediately”, the Department of Higher Ed(...)

Prof Arnie Hill, of  the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, believes  Covid has expanded people’s interest in healthcare.

In 2008, a massive global recession gave the world a crash course in economics. Suddenly, credit default swaps, hedge funds and equity ratios (don’t a(...)

Students will have to familiarise themselves with using the virtual learning environment  this year  due to  the increasing emphasis on  social distancing caused by the Covid-19 virus.

As prospective students finalise their CAO choices and social restrictions introduced to disrupt the coronavirus pandemic are eased, what should this (...)

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