Archive for CAO

LIT first choice for 1,300 students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“More than 1,300 students have listed the Limerick Institute of Technology as their first preference for third level education. New figures from the Central Applications Office place the Limerick Institute of Technology as the fourth most popular college in the country for level eight programmes …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 20 March]

More students from UK seeking Irish college places

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“With third-level fees in England on the rise, increasing numbers of students from the UK are applying for places in Irish colleges. According to CAO figures, there has been an 11% increase in applications from the UK in comparison with the same time last year …” (more)

[Cían Nihill, Irish Times, 19 March]

More college hopefuls view science study as smart bet

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 9 March 2011 by Steve

“Growing numbers of college applicants have decided that science, technology and agriculture are smart study choices for future careers …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 9 March]

No increase in CAO applications

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 9 March 2011 by Steve

“Figures released by the Central Applications Office show no increase in numbers applying for third-level courses this year compared to last …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 9 March]

The End of Rationing

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

“Over on University Diary, Ferdinand Von Prondzynski calls for a reassessment of the systems for University admissions in Ireland, the dreaded Points System. It’s a worthy call, and reform of the Points system was a curious omission of the recent Strategic Review of Irish Higher Education …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary21, 9 February]

University admissions: time to re-think the criteria

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 7 February 2011 by Steve

“This is going to sound very grand, but over the past few years I have been trying to persuade the education sector and politicians of two things: the socially undesirable and financially unsustainable nature of ‘free’ higher education that is not adequately funded; and the damage being inflicted on Ireland by the Leaving Certificate examination …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, February]

Fall in number of mature students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 2 February 2011 by Steve

“Mature students are being forced to abandon plans to go on to third-level education as a result of Government cutbacks, it has been claimed. The deadline for receipt of applications to the Central Applications Office for college places in 2011 passed on Tuesday …” (more)

[Marie Madden, Galway Independent, 2 February]