Monday 27 April 2015

UCAS application opening dates for Entry 2016

UCAS will open applications for courses beginning 2016 on May 27th. Any 5th years thinking of applying to the UK please see Ms. O'Connor for an appointment

CAO Parent's Guide

A link to the CAO Parent's Guide has been added permanently to the Blog on the right hand side menu . Please see the blog page for further info on assisting your son in his CAO application and offers

Friday 24 April 2015

Home Stretch Study Tips

Well done to all the 6th years who completed their Leaving Cert Oral Exams and Music Practicals over the past two weeks! Now that they're over here's a few tips on how to study and focus for the last stretch before the written and aural papers in June.

Thursday 23 April 2015

CAO Statement of Application

6th years - if you applied to the CAO you should receive your statement of application in the post very soon. It is important to check that the course you entered are correct. If you haven't entered any courses as yet you can do so from Tuesday May 5th via the online system at Please see Ms. O'Connor for an appointment to discuss options if you are still unsure about course choices

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Late application deadline for CAO and change of mind

Anyone who has not yet registered and applied for CAO at all as yet be aware that the last date for doing so is May 1st at 17.15. See here for info and advice and see Ms. O'Connor to talk options.

Change of mind doesn't open until May 5th so anyone who would like appointment to discuss choices please see me over next few weeks

Tuesday 21 April 2015

NCAD entry 2016 portfolio guidelines

NCAD have issued their Portfolio guidelines for entry 2016, particularly relevant for any 5th years interested in applying

5th years NUI Galway Summer School

NUI Galway are hosting Summer School with days in Nursing, Law, Engineering, Computing, Business, Science. See for more info

Monday 20 April 2015

Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD Open Day

Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD Open Day, 9th of May, 2015. See for info on all course on offer with Chinese, including Law and Business degrees.

Venue: UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Belfield, Dublin

Please see Ms. O'Connor to book or for more info

10:30 - 11:00 Registration, Tea & Coffee
11:00 - 11:30 Welcome address and introduction to UCD undergraduate programmes with Chinese Studies
11:30 - 11:40 Scholarship Information
11:45 - 13:15 Language and Culture workshops (8 parallel sections) including:
11:45 - 12:15 1st Chinese Taster Course
12:30 - 13:00 2nd Chinese Taster Course

5th and 6th years - Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth are holding a Spring Open Day this Saturday, 25th April from 10.30am-3pm. North Campus, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare. See the full list of undergraduate courses available here. Wide range from Law to Psychology to Business to Music Technology. There will be lecturers on hand to discuss the finer details of all courses and to help you to decide if a course is suitable for you. There will also be a series of  lectures on a diverse range of subjects from psychology, to primary teaching, to careers and subject choice.

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Monday 13 April 2015

SUSI Grant Application System

Please see the link for info on the SUSI Grant Application System. If you think you are eligible please see Ms. O'Connor asap

Oral Exams

Best of luck to all the 6th years over the next two weeks with their Oral Exams. Have a look at the top tips here for the day of the exam

UCD Centre of Sports Studies Expo Talks

UCD have confirmed the guest speakers that will be present at their Expo this Thursday April 16th, 1-6pm. A day of talks will be taking place, along with activities, stalls and all information regarding the UCD Centre of Sports Studies courses and activities. See the poster below for more info