A Leaving Certificate student recently challenged the State Examination Commission’s policy to not re-check points in time to obtain their university place. Rebecca Carter had to fight for her place on the course that she would have been accepted into, …
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 …
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
“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 …
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
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 …
Everything you need to know if you’re an incoming international student
All your pending questions answered
As an international student, the prospect of moving to a new city, country, or even continent can be daunting for even the most courageous student. A plethora of questions flow through your mind before you step foot on Irish soil. …
Asylum Seeker Star-Student granted place at Trinity
Department of Education and Skills have reversed legislation in order to allow asylum seekers to receive third-level grants
Trinity student and asylum seeker Nadezda (Nadia) Prochukham will be returning to second year after securing donations from anonymous sources.
The 20-year-old hit national headlines in 2014 when she achieved 615 points in the Leaving Cert but was refused government …