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 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Make sure your AP1 appeal form is as detailed as possible...

If a candidate wishes to appeal a grade, it can be very helpful to take some time to complete the AP1 form in as much detail as possible....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

5 top gadgets to help you through college...

1. A cool, lightweight laptop Microsoft Surface Go...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Weighing up the pros and cons of repeating...

After the publication of CAO Round 1 today, some students will be disappointed with the offer they received (or lack of an offer) and will be considering their options, including the po...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Support system: DARE or not, find out about supports for students...

School-leavers who applied for the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) will know by now whether or not their application has been successful....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Growing Leaving Cert numbers to keep CAO points race going...

It has been a pretty good year for Leaving Cert candidates on the CAO front, with 52pc of those receiving a round-one offer today getting their top choice....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Trinity applications hit by Brexit fears...

A Brexit-linked drop in demand among students from Northern Ireland and Britain is likely a factor in some significant falls in the CAO points needed for entry to Trinity College Dublin...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Accommodation: Students who live in digs 'more satisfied'...

For many students, going to college also involves a move away from home and finding suitable accommodation is an important part of the process....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'The classes are smaller than in a university'...

Star sprinter Molly Scott was not short of exciting options when she was considering her college choices last year....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'I did foundation maths and now I'm in university'...

Having done foundation level maths, Thomas Ward's options for progressing directly to higher education based on his Leaving Cert were severely limited....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'I did the LCA in June - and now I'm about to start primary teacher training'...

Work experience as a shadow special needs assistant in a primary school convinced Aoife O'Reilly that she wanted to be a teacher, but as a Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) student, a C...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Choices: Help, I don't have an offer... what can I do?...

Some CAO applicants will be disappointed that they didn't get a desired course, and some won't have any offer at all. This can be devastating and it is likely that trying to figure out...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Top 7 albums for college listening...

While student life has long been associated with an increased social and political awareness, there has never been a more pressing need for students to engage in activism and to questio...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Appealing results: A recheck can result in an upgrade and higher choice course...

If a candidate wishes to apply to have their exam rechecked, they may do so for a fee. Anyone considering an appeal is strongly advised to view their scripts first (see opposite) to est...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Expert help is only a phonecall away...

The publication of CAO Round 1 offers may prompt questions for students and parents. If so, they should call the National Parents Council post primary (NPCpp) Helpline - 1800 265 165 -...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Deferring: You can ask the college to hold your place for a year...

The option of deferring a college offer for a year is becoming more popular....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Kerry CFE leads the way giving food for thought...

A food bank for students at a college of further education (FE) has been a big success and the principal believes the idea should be copied by universities, institutes of technology and...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Maths support + hard work = the way forward...

Students studying a maths module in higher education tend to fall into two distinct camps - those who are excited to learn some more challenging maths, and those who are dreading it a b...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Relationships: Every student needs to understand OMFG...

A recent survey provides an insight into some worrying attitudes and behaviour among third-level students in Ireland around sexual consent and sexual harassment, including the impact of...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Second chance maths: Another chance to get that maths grade...

A number of third-level colleges offer students another chance to achieve the required maths grade for entry to CAO courses....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Points fall, but the demand for 'boom-time' jobs rises...
 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'After my Access course, I am completely ready for first year at college'...

The Leaving Cert was not a good experience for Paul Byrne but, after a year on the school-leavers' Access Course at NUI Galway, he says with confidence:...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Finance: SUSI is not only source of funding...

The SUSI grant is the main source of financial assistance for many students. However, there are funds and bursaries available, as well as private finance options, for those who may need...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Prepare your brain for active learning in college...

Going to college is a daunting experience because you're confronted with many challenges for which you've had little or no formal training in school or at work....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'Computing is not about sitting in front of a screen all day'...

When Kate Lait decided on computer science as her top CAO choice, a teacher cautioned that she...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

How to maximise college time to impress future employers...

Irrespective of the career they wish to pursue, students should understand the importance of employability skills alongside their qualification, and aim to foster and develop them throu...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'Friends I made on my second day are among my closest'...

Although Jason McKillen didn't start out studying Economics, Politics and International Relations at UCD, he seemed destined to follow that path....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'I would like to make cities better environments for people to live in'...

Ever since taking up drawing in second-level school, Fiona McLernon had her eye on architecture as a career....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Must-read books for first years...

This list is not designed to be compulsory reading or an additional burden on students' time....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Case study: 'We all had different qualities and that made us a good group'...

Fate played its hand when Keith McCabe and Hamaad Sajid both missed out on their CAO honours degree programmes in the year they left school....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Student grants: It's not too late to apply to SUSI...

Some students may not have applied for their SUSI grant, despite believing they may qualify for this support. It is still possible to make an application but it should be done immediate...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Decision time: You have until Friday to decide on your offer...

Many students will have received two CAO offers today, one from their Level 8 list of preferences and one from the Level 7/6 list....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'I didn't have the points, so doing the PLC was the best decision I ever made'...

Paul Sheerin's talent for music impressed in an audition for the CAO course of his dreams last year, but his Leaving Cert results meant he didn't have the necessary points to qualify fo...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Relationships: Every student needs to understand sexual consent...

A recent survey provides an insight into some worrying attitudes and behaviour among third-level students in Ireland around sexual consent and sexual harassment, including the impact of...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

My story: 'After my Access course, I am completely ready for first year at college'...

The Leaving Cert was not a good experience for Paul Byrne but, after a year on the school-leavers' Access Course at NUI Galway, he says with confidence:...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

CAO points fall again... but the demand for 'boom-time' jobs rises...

The points race has slowed for the second year in a row, but the chase for careers in the growing economy kept a sharp edge on competition for CAO courses leading to 'boom-time' jobs....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

CAO offers: Weighing up the pros and cons of repeating the Leaving Cert...

After the publication of CAO Round 1 today, some students will be disappointed with the offer they received (or lack of an offer) and will be considering their options, including the po...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

Katherine Donnelly: Don't panic if you didn't get your preferred CAO choice, there's more than one route to college...

Congratulations to the 50,746 CAO applicants who received college offers today....

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

CAO offers: Expert help is only a phonecall away...

The publication of CAO Round 1 offers may prompt questions for students and parents. If so, they should call the National Parents Council post primary (NPCpp) Helpline - 1800 265 165 -...

 2018-08-20 05:01 

Irish Independent

'Very simple concept recognising reality of student life' - third-level institutions urged to set up food banks...

A food bank for students at a college of further education (FE) has been a big success and the principal believes the idea should be copied by universities, institutes of technology and...

 2018-08-20 05:00 

RTE

UCD changes lead to arts points rise...
 2018-08-20 05:00 

Irish Independent

Going to College Podcast: CAO Offers - what to do next and what your options are...

The CAO first round offers are out and it's mainly good news for students as 3 out of 4 who applied for Level 8 courses have got their first preference....

 2018-08-20 05:00 

Irish Independent

Crime and isolation biggest rural issues - survey...

Crime and isolation were identified as the greatest issues facing rural Ireland in a recent Macra na Feirme survey....

 2018-08-20 05:00 

Irish Independent

Sunny outlook for solar energy boss...

It wasn't quite a shot in the arm for the solar power industry, but recent moves by the Government to encourage homeowners to look at the sun as an alternative to traditional electricit...

 2018-08-20 05:00 

Irish Independent

Martin Breheny All Ireland final match report: Limerick's new wave swamp sloppy Tribe...

The 45-year wait is over and Limerick can breathe again. Old ghosts, who spooked them mercilessly for more than four decades, have been banished in a manner that won't leave them minded...

 2018-08-20 04:17 

Irish Independent

Football rumours from the media...

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is in talks to move to Turkish side Besiktas, according to the Daily Mirror. Jurgen Klopp is ready to let the German leave Anfield, the paper says, wit...

 2018-08-20 02:43 

Irish Independent

Further fatalities as more earthquakes hit Indonesian island...

Multiple strong earthquakes toppled buildings across the Indonesian island of Lombok and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a deadly tremor e...

 2018-08-20 02:22 

RTE

Imran Khan pledges building Islamic welfare state...
 2018-08-20 01:30 

Irish Independent

Ibec issues warning over 'complacency'...

Business group Ibec expects the economy to grow by 5.7pc this year, but warned against...

 2018-08-20 01:30 

Irish Independent

Spurs handed a lifeline by Trippier's dead ball brilliance...

If Kieran Trippier had wondered whether his World Cup exploits had improved his standing in the set-piece pecking order at Tottenham Hotspur, he needed little more than 30 minutes of hi...

 2018-08-20 01:30 

Irish Independent

FAI to launch new scheme for tickets at internationals...

Not only have the FAI culled premium ticket prices, they've also reduced the number of seats available in their new scheme....

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