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 of Brexit on the education system, Mr MacCraith said that up to 12,000 Irish students currently […]
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 from three to four years. Students will also have the option of either choosing two subjects […]
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 young adults who come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The course intake is around 120 students, but unlike […]
“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 story after story on radio and television. This doesn’t really help my personal […]
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 students at schools that do not charge fees. Furthermore, fee-paying students are nearly […]
Having to pick a path that will lead you to the rest of your life is a terrifying and bizarre idea.