Commencement of Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021 – Wednesday 9 June 2021

Some, 61,500 candidates are entered for the 2021 Leaving Certificate which comprises both examinations and Accredited Grades.  Candidates have been able to opt to sit their examinations, to receive Accredited Grades, or both on a subject-by-subject basis.  Candidates finalised their choices through the Candidate Self Service Portal in early May.  In total, 58,342 candidates are […]

October 1st 2021 announced as the “establishment” day date of TUS: Midlands Midwest

October 1, 2021 has been announced as the first day of the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest. From the first day in October, Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) will cease to exist, and more than 15,000 students and 1,200 staff across the Midlands and Midwest will be […]

Impact of School Closures on Examination Activities #Covid19 #CoronaVirus

As a result of the current closure of all schools in the State, the impact on the state examination activities scheduled at this time and in the near future has been considered by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) in conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills.  Consequently, the SEC is confirming…  • The cancellation […]

EPA publishes Junior Cert resource pack on reducing food waste to tackle climate change

The EPA has produced an educational resource pack to support over 20,000 Junior Certificate students to learn about sustainable living through the Home Economics curriculum. Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions we can take to address climate change. The resource pack is be used by Home Economics teachers to engage students […]

LIT and AIT Confirm Move to Form Technological University Consortium

New TU to have “regional focus with a national reach and an international outlook” LIT has confirmed that it is forming a consortium with AIT to develop a new Technological University (TU) for the Mid-West and Midlands. The governing bodies of both institutions met last week and formally confirmed the formation of a new TU […]

ESB Science Blast to Ignite the Primary School Calendar

ESB has teamed up with the RDS to launch ESB Science Blast with showcases in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast in 2019 Entire 4th-6th classes encouraged to get involved in a non-competitive education programme investigating the science behind a simple question Up to 13,000 primary school students from all over Ireland involved in this inaugural year Events will take place in […]

Free Education is a Viable option at Third Level

The Union of Students in Ireland has claimed that it is no longer reasonable for political parties to pretend free third level education is not viable. It comes on the wake of reports that the Cassells report on Higher Education Funding will include free education as one of three options to be considered by the […]

Equality in Education Alliance announce permanent record of State illegality

A successful Darwin Day Information Meeting has placed on the public record the illegality practised within the State in the field of education. The Equality in Education Alliance (EEA) are pleased to advise that they have gathered into one on-line location a permanent record of this. Fachtna Roe said: “Every candidate in the forthcoming Election […]

High Dropout Rates Directly Linked with Lack of Student Support

The Union of Students in Ireland has released research today which shows the direct link between the high dropout rates in third level education, and emphasised that students will vote for parties who prioritise education in the General Election. 22.1% of students who dropped out of college said the main reason was financial difficulties. Three-quarters […]

New EU student loans for Master’s in France

Irish University graduates who want to do a Master’s in France can now qualify for a €12 000 loan for a one-year course, or up to €18 000 for a two-year one. Students will benefit from very favourable terms, no collateral and delayed pay-back. The scheme comes from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, and is […]

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