Grant Application for CollegeSUSI Grant Applications Open

SUSI, the national grant awarding authority, opened its online application system for academic year 2020-21 on Thursday 23rd April 2020. As SUSI expects to receive a high number of applications over the coming months, students are advised to apply online … Continue reading

cao change of mindCAO Change of Mind

When the leaving certificate is finished, the dog-eared books full of highlighter marks that have been many student’s constant companions for the past year, will be stuffed away into cupboards to gather dust. Notes will be thrown out and pencil … Continue reading

exam stressDealing with Exam Stress

Everyone gets stressed around exam time but it’s important not to let it get out of hand. A small amount of stress can be helpful in terms of motivating us to study but too much stress can stop us from … Continue reading

Student Assistance FundStudent Assistance Fund

The Student Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for students in higher education who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college. Students can apply for Student Assistance to help them with either temporary or ongoing financial difficulties. The Student Assistance Fund … Continue reading

erasmus plusErasmus Plus Programme

The Erasmus Programme, set up in 1987 by the European Union, is the most successful student exchange programme in the world and operates in 37 countries. Another Erasmus Programme was established in 2007 and ran until the end of 2013. … Continue reading

choosing a collegeChoosing a CAO College

With 7 universities, 14 Institutes of Technology, 5 Colleges of Education and various Independent Colleges to choose from; the CAO list of colleges can be overwhelming when you are trying to make a decision. Let’s have a look at some … Continue reading

summer options and coursesSummer Options for Third Level Students

With the approach of Summer most students are facing changes ahead. The end of year exams usually take place and the light at the end of the tunnel approaches in the form of three months away from college books and … Continue reading

erasmus plusErasmus Learning Area Launched at Botanic Gardens

Under the Erasmus Plus Scheme Ireland currently sends over 3,000 students on study and work abroad schemes each year drawn from 35 higher education institutions. In excess of 7,000 students come to Ireland on similar activities each year. “50,000 students … Continue reading

student accomodation ratesRising Rents to Affect Dublin Students

Four Dublin colleges have confirmed that they will be increasing their rent for the 2014/2015 academic year. Trinity College, UCD, DCU and Griffith College all provide on-campus accommodation and have said that their new fees are in keeping with current … Continue reading

applying for student grantStudent Grant Application

The student grant is the most common form of financial support for students going to college. There are two parts to the grant; a maintenance grant and a fee grant. A maintenance grant covers a portion of a student’s living … Continue reading

cao change of mindCAO 2014

On November 5th at 12pm the CAO opened it’s application process for 2014. This year applicants are advised to apply online where possible and are advised against leaving the application until near the closing dates. Other advice includes trying to … Continue reading

Trinity College Pilot SchemeTrinity Implements Pilot Scheme as Alternative to CAO

Trinity College Dublin is set to try out a new scheme in which 25 of its places will be offered to second level graduates via an alternative system. This alternative selection process, which will be put into action in September … Continue reading

cao offersCAO Offers and Starting College

Since August 14th, when the Leaving Certificate results were released, emotions have no doubt been running high all over the country. Whether you are thrilled or disappointed now is the time to get clued up on your options in terms … Continue reading

cao choicesRise in Demand for Business Courses

CAO application figures show that there has been a rise in the demand for third-level courses in business and commerce this year, with first preference applications up by 6.5%. The largest rise in student demand has been in agriculture and … Continue reading

cao changesNumber of CAO Courses to be Cut

Major reforms to the CAO are to be introduced in September 2014 in an attempt to improve the Leaving Certificate and take away some of the pressure of the points race. The first of these changes, proposed by the Irish … Continue reading