Transition or transaction? - 2011


The conference brought the people, the ideas and the research around this important transition into the

same physical space. The purpose of the conference was to interrogate current processes, consider

possible options and guage the consensus across both sectors for developing current practice.





Professor Áine Hyland outlines her keynote paper Entry to Higher Education in Ireland in the 21st Century.




From Transaction to Transition: Outcomes of the Conference on the Transition from Second to Third-Level Education in Ireland. Published 22nd December 2011


Entry to Higher Education in Ireland in the 21st Century
Prof. Áine Hyland
Published 7th September


Application, Selection and Admission to Higher Education: a review of international practice

Josephine Boland and Madeleine Mulrennan

Published 14th September


Higher education selection and entry mechanisms: Issues and options

Irish Universities Association

Published 20th September


Submission by Institutes of Technology Ireland to the Department of Education and Skills on Higher Education Admissions

Published 20th September


Research undertaken by the ESRI


Launched on 21st September, these two comprehensive studies address some of the key questions facing the Irish educational system.


Choices and Challenges: Moving from Junior Cycle to Senior Cycle Education

Emer Smyth and Emma Calvert, ESRI

Published 21st September


From Leaving Certificate to Leaving School: A Longitudinal Study of Sixth Year Students

Emer Smyth, Joanne Banks and Emma Calvert, ESRI

Published 21st September




Institute of Guidance Counsellors


CAO Response


Irish Board of Speech & Drama


Submission from Teachers’ Union of Ireland