Wednesday 28 January 2015

Free Media Workshop

Griffith College Dublin are holding a free media workshop next Tuesday 3rd February. Students will have two workshops, one in film/TV and the other in photography – two practical elements of their media courses here. Even if you're not thinking of Griffith this would be worthwhile.. the idea is to give Senior Cycle students a taste of third-level life and help them guide their decision on what course they would like to study after school. Register here


Please watch this really helpful video about HEAR and DARE if you are applying or thinking of applying to them through the CAO -  Application Guide Video

Friday 23 January 2015

Two NUI Galway Sports Scholarships - One with Extra Points

Please see the links below for all details re. two NUI Galway Sports Scholarships
1. Performance Points Scholarships
2. Elite Athlete Scholarships

St. Angela's College, Sligo - Home Economics

See here for updated info on the Bachelor of Arts in Education, Home Economics course

Trinity and UCD Optional Additional Courses

See the links below for optional courses in many subjects including languages not studied through your degree programme in both UCD and Trinity

NCI Open Day Tomorrow

NCI Open Day is tomorrow Saturday January 24th. Several Honours Degree programmes in various business subjects. Please see here for a detailed schedule of events.

Wednesday 21 January 2015

HEAR eligibility for CAO

Please check here if you think you may be eligible to apply through HEAR on your CAO application. Any queries please make an appointment to see Ms. O'Connor asap

Tuesday 20 January 2015

UCD Scholarships

Closing date for Ad Astra Elite Athlete and Performing Arts scholarships is the 31st January see here for info and to apply.

Applications for the Ad Astra Academic Scholarships will open on 1st February through the Ad Astra website and close on 1st July. Following the release of the CAO offers, shortlisted students will be invited for interview and successful candidates will be notified before the end of August. If a student meets the academic criteria but has not submitted an application they will not be considered.

Please also take note of the following important dates for other UCD Scholarships applications:
  • Bord na Gaeilge Irish Language Scholars – application forms available from 1st March 2014 at For further information please email
  • Sports Scholarships (excluding GAA) – closing date 30th April 2015. GAA scholarships – closing date 30th June 2015. For further information email
  • Choral and Symphony Orchestra scholarships – auditions are held in September each year. For further information please email or
Full details of all UCD scholarships and awards can be found at

IADT Electronic Music Workshop

As part of Engineer's Week Dun Laoaghaire IADT are holding an electronics workshop on 13th February in which students can build an electronics circuit to add sound effects to a guitar. Anyone interested in applying to the Creative Media Technologies course may be interested. Click HERE for more info on how to book a place or email

Monday 19 January 2015

Restricted Entry Courses

See here to check all restricted entry CAO course choices. Leave all fields blank except the Restricted Entry, select Yes and press search. A list of all restricted courses will generate. Read the list carefully and if you are thinking of applying to ANY of these courses make sure you have them on your CAO list BEFORE February 1st at 17.15

Friday 16 January 2015

Getting to College or University via a post-Leaving Cert course

See here for a very interesting article on getting to college via post-Leaving Cert Level 5 course as another route in if you don't get the points you require for CAO

UCD Business Analytics and Economics&Finance Info Evening

UCD are having a Business Analytics and Economics&Finance Information Evening on Monday 19th January. Register here

Tuesday 13 January 2015

PLC Open Days

The following PLC Colleges are having open days/evenings coming up over the next few weeks:
Blackrock College of Further Education, Wednesday 14th January, 10-4
Ballsbridge College of Further Education, Wednesday 21st January, 11-3
Sallynoggin College of Further Education, Thursday 22nd January, 10-2
Bray Institute of Further Education, Friday 23rd January, 10-4
Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Wednesday 28th January, 6-8

Friday 9 January 2015

DARE/HEAR Info Clinic Reminder

Information clinics tomorrow Saturday 10th January for all DARE/HEAR applications, DIT Aungier Street 10-2. Click HERE for details

Tuesday 6 January 2015

UCD Information Evenings January

Please see HERE for a list of information events for UCD coming up this January, including CAO applications to UCD, info evenings on courses in Engineering, Architecture, Economics&Finance and Business Analytics. Register at the link above

Monday 5 January 2015

DARE/HEAR Clinics Nationwide

Anyone applying to college through DARE or HEAR should note that there are nationwide information clinics this Saturday 10th January from 10am-2pm. Dublin Clinic being held in DIT Aungier Street in the Courtyard Cafe. Additional date in Trinity 21st January, 6pm-8pm, Room 3074 Arts Building. See HERE for further info