There is national and international evidence that the first year of undergraduate studies is the crucial year for students. Students who progress beyond this first year have much greater chances of successfully graduating. As a result, Irish universities have been active over many years in addressing issues aimed at improving student retention (in particular during first year) and successful progression to graduation.
Students have a major contribution to make in ensuring the quality of higher education and training provided in Irish universities. Regular and structured student feedback on their engagement with their studies and with broader university life, and on the quality and relevance of teaching, learning and other services, is important in contributing to this process. The main national student survey in Ireland is the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE). Read more…..
Grants and Scholarships
Each Irish university also provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate student grants and scholarships, financed through the university’s own resources or through endowments from alumni, private benefactors, and other partners such as industry. Read more…..