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Exam results often present a crossroads where and making informed decisions is imperative to effective career planning.

University places still available as A-level students brace for day of reckoning

Tens of thousands of last-minute degree places could be available on Thursday, as universities scramble to attract students still searching for a course.

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Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

An Irish language protest takes place at gates of Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, as they called on the UK government to ensure the introduction of legislative protections for gaelic speakers amid an ongoing Stormont stalemate on the issue

London urged to guarantee rights for Ireland's Gaelic speakers

Irish language activists have called on the UK government to ensure the introduction of legislative protections for gaelic speakers amid an ongoing Stormont stalemate on the issue.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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A-level results: What to do if your grades leave you uncertain about your next step

Sixth formers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will this week learn if they have scored the A-level grades they need to secure a coveted university place.
The rising price of school uniforms often causes parents financial stress.

Single parent on low income asks, can I get help to pay for my son’s school uniform?

Jaclyn Glover answers our readers’ financial queries. This week, she tackles the issue of getting help to pay for school uniforms.

Queen's researcher Ahmed Osman worked with engineers from the university to develop the crystallisation method

QUB boffin turns waste tin foil into green fuel catalyst

A pioneering technique to convert binned aluminium foil into a key biofuel production ingredient could help solve two major global waste and energy problems, a researcher has claimed.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

Cyber crime is costing the Northern Ireland economy �100m per year.

PSNI: 75% of major cyber crime across NI is by children

About 75 per cent of major cyber crime being committed in Northern Ireland is by children, the PSNI have revealed.

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Students urged to claim TV licence refund

As students pack up and move home for the summer, TV Licensing is reminding students they may be entitled to extra holiday spending money in the form of a refund.

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DUP blame Sinn Féin for uniform grant cuts

The DUP say Sinn Féin’s refusal to form an Executive is to blame for a £3 million cut to financial help for low income families to pay for school uniforms.

Michael O'Neill picked up the Ulster University honour this morning.

Honorary Ulster University degree for NI boss Michael O'Neill

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has today been honoured by Ulster University.

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Linda Ervine: ‘Curry my yoghurt’ pushed me towards Irish act

Irish language campaigner Linda Ervine has said that she supports the idea of an Irish language act, adding that the incident in which Gregory Campbell mocked the language was a turning point for her.

Northern Ireland's four-time Paralympic gold medallist Bethany Firth MBE was awarded with an honorary degree at Queen's University Belfast on Monday.

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Honorary degree for Paralympic hero Bethany Firth

Four-time Paralympic gold medallist Bethany Firth MBE picked up another title yesterday when she received an honorary doctorate for distinction in sport at Queen’s University.

Max playing the role of Mr Wright.

WATCH: School bids farewell to retiring headmaster

Staff and pupils at Whiteabbey Primary School came up with an innovative way to bid farewell to their much-loved principal Peter Wright last week.

Queen's University graduate Emma Carson and daughter Amy

Young mother suffering paralysis among Queen’s graduates

A devoted mother who battled neurological illness during her degree will be among the proud graduates from Queen’s University today.

Larne Grammar School principal Jonathan Wylie

Minibus licence changes will impact pupils: Larne principal

A principal has warned that changes to the rules on minibus driving licences will have a “major impact” on pupils.

Julie McVeigh

Inspirational mum-of-five Julie McVeigh celebrates graduating with dream degree

Julie McVeigh, a mother-of-five children, will this morning graduate with a degree in Law, from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

Andrew McNeill

The sky is the limit for Physics graduate Andrew McNeill

Today is a double celebration for Queen’s University PhD student a today as he graduates and prepares to jet off to the USA to track down “killer asteroids”.

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