Friday, February 17, 2017

All-Ireland Programming Olympiad

All-Ireland Programming Olympiad

Dublin City University
The first round is done online. Computer programming tasks are published on the website and solutions are submitted through the site. After the deadline, contestants are informed by email if they have qualified for the final round.
The final round takes place in the School of Computing, DCU on a Saturday in February. Finalists will be assigned to individual computers and given 5 hours to solve a selection of programming tasks. Click here for more information …

Horticulture Course Botanical Gardens

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Maynooth University Law Taster Day

Maynooth University Department of Law | Law Taster Day March 4th 2017 from 9.30-1pm

Sign up for our free opportunity to sample Law at Maynooth University - hear from our academics and students. Keynote address will be delivered by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (and former Ombudsman for Children).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Engineering Your Future Transition Year Programme

Engineering Your Future is a week-long, hands-on programme for Transition Year students who have an interest in science and maths. It is designed to introduce them to the exciting and diverse world of engineering.

Hosted by a number of colleges around the country, the Engineering Your Future programme provides a week of exposure to the various engineering disciplines. Attending students gain a meaningful, practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career - interacting with lecturers and graduates, taking part in workshops and meeting engineers during industry visits.

The programme, supported by STEPS and hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland, offers Transition Year students the opportunity to:
  • Gain a better understanding of the skills required of engineers and the career opportunities available to qualified engineers. 
  • Learn about the disciplines and technologies making up the exciting world of engineering. 
  • Meet engineers at various stages in their careers and hear about their experiences. 
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level and its subject content.
  • Experience what engineers do on a daily basis through industry visits.

Applications are now open for Engineering Your Future 2017

The following colleges are participating in EYF 2017. Click on each college name to read the details of EYF at that institute and to apply online.
The closing date for applications is March 10th. The programme runs in May at each college*.

Read EYF Terms and Conditions here

Win €100 One 4 All with DCU

DCU is currently undertaking some research in factors that have an impact on the decisions students make regarding their CAO choices, in particular engineering CAO choices.  
To be in with a chance to win €100 One 4 All Voucher you have to complete this survey at 
The survey takes under 10 minutes to complete and if you complete the survey in full and enter your email address you will be entered into a draw to win one of five €100 One 4 All Voucher.

DCU is very thankful for your assistance.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Free Workshops 'Meet The Makers' Pulse College

Pulse College are hosting FREE workshops called Meet The Makers.
Monday 27th February 6-8.30pm Game Design
Tuesday 28th February 6-8.30pm Film Production
Wednesday 1st March 6-8.30pm Music Production and Animation
Email to register

Monday, February 6, 2017

Safer Internet Day Tuesday 7th Feb

Please remember and consider the following points in relation to your time spent online and how you manage your online reputation - there's also a chance to win a Go Pro camera by uploading a selfie to
  1. Within an hour a photo posted or uploaded to the internet/on an app can potentially reach the number of followers multiplied by it self 5 times, e.g. if you have 400 friends it could potentially reach 400x400x400x400x400=ten trillion, two hundred and forty billion
  2. A catfish is someone online who is posing as someone else - one way to spot one is by looking at how many photos or followers they have (usually a very low number of either or both) Never reply to someone you suspect to be a catfish.
  3. Managing your online reputation - think before you post comments and images, check your settings and privacy, deactivate old accounts
  4. How to deal with cyberbullying - DON'T reply to hurtful messages/comments, keep all messages/photos/comments, TELL someone, BLOCK sender, REPORT to website/app/social network
  5. Look at or for more info, advice and support   
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