Further & Higher Education

Advice & information on applying for college or university


UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It’s the centralised service that students use to apply to university. Through it you can select and apply to universities, the universities take your proposal and decide whether or not to offer you a place.



The Central Applications Office (CAO) is the organisation responsible for overseeing undergraduate applications to colleges and universities in the Republic of Ireland.


Trinity College Dublin recently held a zoom call with Ballymena Academy in advance of their Virtual Open Day on November 7th. Much of the useful information from this call has been compiled into a series of slides in this powerpoint presentation.

Belfast Met

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