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Rise in first preference applications to Trinity

Points for Law and Management Science and Information System Studies (MSISS) have increased from 535 to 542 and 565 to 578 points respectively

Trinity has continued an upward trend in first preference applications this year, with 8,278 students placing Trinity at the top of their Central Applications Office (CAO) choice form. A total of 18,624 students applied to Trinity, which is a fifth

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DCU President warns Brexit could lead to CAO points increase

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education hears from DCU President over concerns about the possibility of rising CAO points due to Brexit

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) could lead to a significant increases in CAO points, Dublin City University (DCU) President Brian MacCraith has warned.

Speaking to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, which is examining the impact

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UCD set to reform arts degree courses

The changes will take effect in September 2018 and hope to improve employment opportunities for graduates

University College Dublin (UCD) are set to reform arts degree courses as a means to improve the employability of its students, according to the Irish Times. Changes to the degree include internship and Erasmus opportunities, which will extend some courses …

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DIT stands by vetting process for Access Foundation Programme

DIT has advised applicants for the programme that Garda vetting will be an entry requirement for the 2017/18 academic year

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has advised applicants for its Access Foundation programme that Garda vetting is now an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students. The programme, which prepares students for third-level study, is for mature students and

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Back to our Futures

Medical student Martin O’Donnell examines what drives people’s decisions around the CAO, why high-point achievers are pushed towards Medicine, and why we need to rethink our current paradigms

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“Students should be encouraged to think critically about what they want in life”

The Leaving Cert holds a special place in Irish society. The media has a morbid fascination with it, expressed in supplement after supplement in newspapers and with …

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Students from fee-paying secondary schools are 4 times more likely to get a place in Trinity

Analysis of feeder school data illustrates Trinity’s place in the Irish educational divide

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The most recent data on “feeder” schools to third-level institutions has illustrated Trinity’s place within the Irish educational divide.

Students who attend one of the country’s 51 fee-paying schools are more than four times more likely to attend Trinity than

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Don’t rush into college

Having to pick a path that will lead you to the rest of your life is a terrifying and bizarre idea.



The law states that you must attend school until the age of 16 or until you have completed three years of secondary education. After that point, you’re free to go. Most students today, however, stay  on to sit the Leaving …