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Story Ideas for Thursday 23rd April 2015

April 20, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Education, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, SUSI, Teagasc

Story Idea: Teagasc plan national milk quality farm walk 

Expert: Tom O’Dwyer (Expert in Dairy Farming) Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc.
The Hook: Teagasc, in association with NDC and Thurles Centenary Co-op, are hosting a National Milk Quality Farm Walk on the farm of Eddie, Ann and Thomas Dwan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Thursday next, 23rd April. Contact Tom for further details. (more…)

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SUSI to open its online Student Grant Application System for 2014/2015 on 8 May, 2014.

May 6, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, SUSI

The national student grant awarding body, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), has announced that its online application system, for new and renewal student grants, for the 2014/2015 academic year will open on 8 May, 2014, two weeks earlier than in 2013/2014.

SUSI is entering its third year of operations. Last year SUSI made significant process and resource improvements resulting in a much more efficient and effective service. It processed over 92,000 applications with almost 60,000 students (new and renewal) receiving funding for the 2013/2014 academic year.

It is expected that the number of applications to SUSI for the upcoming academic year will surpass 100,000. In order to meet the challenges posed by such numbers and in building on the improvements made for the previous academic year, SUSI has introduced a number of further key improvements for 2014/2015:

  • Earlier application opening date (8 May);
  • Revised and more user-friendly website information at;
  • More automated validation of the online application form;
  • Extended range of online services to applicants;
  • More streamlined internal processing of applications;
  • Extended data sharing with Government Departments and agencies;
  • Increased stakeholder engagement; and
  • Online grant eligibility reckoner.

The closing date for the receipt of renewal applications is 13 June and for new applications is 1 August, 2014.

SUSI encourages students to visit its website to review the eligibility criteria for student grant funding. There is also information available on the SUSI website to assist students with making their applications.


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