Leaving Cert student almost lost place at London university due to results delay

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A student who received eight H1 grades in his Leaving Certificate has said that a decision not to publish the results until September 3rd nearly lost him his place at the prestigious King’s College in London …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 4 September]

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Many third level students will return to college campuses this Monday as Government support pledged

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on September 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon has pledged Government support as this Monday marks the return of many third level students to college campuses. Writing on social media today he said: ‘This Monday, many third level students will return to college campuses – for some, it’ll be the first time in over a year, for others it will be the first time ever …'” (more)

[Independent, 4 September]

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Colleges expect spike in random selection

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Universities fear they will have to restrict entry to more high-points courses on the basis of ‘random selection’ this year due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results. Results this year climbed to a new high with a sharp increase in the number of students securing top H1 grades …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 4 September]

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Has the Leaving Certificate been ‘dumbed down’?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“‘We’re thrilled with the results – they are record-breaking’, beamed Yvonne O’Toole, principal of the Institute of Education in Dublin, shortly after the school’s Leaving Cert results appeared on her computer screen. ‘As a school, we’re like a community. We cried with excitement when we saw them’ …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 4 September]

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Prince Albert of Monaco visits TCD after donating €1m

Posted in Governance and administration on September 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sixty years after his parents’ first visit and a decade after his own first State visit, Prince Albert II of Monaco returned to his ancestral homeland to visit Trinity College Dublin (TCD). It was another first for one of continental Europe’s best-known royal families as he brought his six-year-old twins the Crown Prince Jacques and his sister Princess Gabriella on their first visit to Ireland …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 3 September]

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