Friday 29 January 2016

DIT Maths Competency Test for Engineering

Mathematics Competency Test for Engineering Level 8 (Honours) Degree Programmes

The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is holding a Mathematics Competency Test (MCT) for applicants to its Level 8 (Honours) Engineering programmes that require a minimum grade of HC3 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics and who may not reach that in their LC results. Please go to link above for details of how to register for the test and attend preparation tutorials.

Ad Astra Elite Scholarships Deadline 31st January

UCD Ad Astra Academy is strongly committed to encouraging students with exceptional talents in academic pursuits, sports or performing arts to develop their abilities to their full potential.  Through membership of the Academy, students displaying elite potential to international standards in academic pursuits, sports or performing arts are encouraged and supported to develop their talent further.
The UCD Ad Astra Academy provides these students with a range of benefits, mentoring and innovative supports to allow them to achieve at the highest levels. The students in turn are expected to make a significant contribution to the Academy, the University and when they graduate, to society at large.

Thursday 28 January 2016

CAO Closing Date

Attention all 6th years - the CAO final closing date is this coming Monday 1st February at 17.15. Anyone who has not yet registered should do so asap. Please be aware that if you are applying to any restricted courses they also need to be down on your CAO by this date and time. Restricted courses include Medicine, Nursing, many Music, Art, Drama, Photography, Animation, Film and TV, and Visual Communication Design courses, along with Product Design in NCAD and the Level 7 Dental Hygiene and Dental Technology courses in Trinity.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

IADT Midterm Workshops - 5th and 6th years

IADT Department of Technology and Psychology are hosting three workshops (see below) on Tuesday, 16th February during midterm at the IADT Campus in Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. These workshops are aimed mainly at CAO 2016 applicants. Should places be available, 5th year students will also be welcome.
In order to book a place please tell Ms. O'Connor or contact Elena Somoza directly at no later than Thursday 11th February.

DL825 - BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
A practical introduction to Applied Psychology in IADT

Places: 30

​11am – 1pm

DL836 - BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing
Creative Computing Taster Session

Places: 10

2pm – 4pm

DL835 - BSc (Hons) in Creative Media Technologies
Creative Media Technologies Taster Session

Places: 10
3pm – 5pm

Ballyfermot Open Day

Ballyfermot College of Further Education are hosting their Open Day today Wednesday 27th January from 1pm-4pm. There are many courses available at Ballyfermot including Film and TV, Visual Communication Design, Art, Games Design, Music and probably most renowned, their Irish School of Animation courses ranging from Level 5 to Level 8.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

UCD Architecture

Saturday, 23rd January 2016 the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD will open its doors to students who are interested in studying Architecture or Landscape Architecture at UCD.

The open day, starting at 12pm, will take place at the Richview studios in UCD, where students will have an opportunity to explore the studios and buildings as well as viewing the work of current students.

Academic staff will be on hand to meet students and answer any questions you may have.
Admission is free but pre-booking is essential. Please BOOK HERE

NCI Open Day

National College of Ireland's open day will take place on Saturday 23rd of January at their city-centre campus, in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC. Come along at any time between 10am to 1pm. We will be providing information on all full-time and part-time courses at this event. 

Prizes to be won:
There will be a great student hamper up for grabs, packed with study essentials - including a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. 

To enter attendees should post a photo to their social network of choice, tagging us at @NCIRL and using the hashtag #NCIOpenDay2016.

We're also giving away a €250 One4All voucher EVERY DAY this week with Zoo Crew on Spin1038. Tune in between 6.45pm and 8.45pm for your chance to win.

What to expect on the day:
There will be lecturers, staff and students on hand to chat to, campus tours and taster classes

Tuesday 19 January 2016

CAO Early Closing Date - Wed 20th Jan 17.15

  • TOMORROW, Wednesday 20th January is the early closing date for registration with the CAO at a cost of €25. 
  • Any 6th years who have not yet applied PLEASE do so. 
  • After 17.15 on Wed 20th Jan, and until Monday 1st Feb at 17.15, the application fee increases to €40. 
  • Feb 1st at 17.15 is the main application deadline. All restricted courses must be down on your CAO by this stage. i.e. any courses requiring an assessment test, audition, portfolio, interview, etc
  • See to register and apply NOW if you have not done so already

Thursday 14 January 2016

DARE and HEAR advice clinics Sat 16th Jan

DIT Aungier Street are hosting DARE and HEAR advice clinics this Saturday 16th January 10-2. This is suitable for all students applying to DARE and HEAR to any college. Further details on

NUI Galway BComm (Global Experience) - new course

NUI Galway have a new course called Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) CAO Code: GY209
Please see here for more information and course breakdown

BIFE Open Day

Bray Institute of Further Education is having an  Open Day is on Friday 22nd January between 10 and 4.00pm. BIFE offer many excellent Level 5 and 6 courses with links to places in Level 7/8 courses in lots of colleges and Universities, including Pre-Science, Art Portfolio Preparation, Pre-Nursing. There are also courses in Music, Legal and Office Admin, Sports and Leisure and much more. Please see here for schedule of Open Day

Monday 11 January 2016

DIT online open day 14th Jan

As the first of the CAO deadlines approaches, DIT want students to be as informed as possible if they are considering college courses in tourism, hospitality, event and leisure management.  

They are hosting an Online Open Day on the 14th of January between 5 - 6 p.m. to answer questions online on their progammes in hospitality, tourism, leisure and events management.

Students can also ask more general questions on entry requirements, accommodation, student supports or whatever else may help in decision making.

Just visit the link on the 14th of January and they'll take it from there!

CAO - picking the right course!

This is a very useful article on picking the right course by an experience and well informed Guidance Counsellor. All 5th and 6th years should read this. Any 6th years who haven't applied to CAO or put courses down yet please see Ms. O'Connor this week

Friday 8 January 2016

UCD CAO info evening

This year's UCD CAO Information Clinic is taking place on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 from 5pm until 7pm.
The clinic will provide advice on the CAO application process to final year secondary school students and their families.
Admission is free but pre-booking is essential. If  any students are interested in attending please fill in the online booking form at

UCD Engineering Open Evening

5th & 6th Year students interested in studying Engineering should know the UCD Engineering Open Evening is taking place next Wednesday.
Students and Parents are most welcome to attend this event which will provide attendees the opportunity to speak with lecturers, students and recent graduates to find out more about studying with us.
UCD Engineering: Wednesday 13th January 2016, 6pm - 8.30pm register here
  • Engineering DN150
  • Structural Engineering with Architecture DN140
You may also find the following documents very helpful (Engineering / Architecture & Landscape Architecture) as they provide the key information around the undergraduate programmes offered by UCD College of Engineering & Architecture.

Thursday 7 January 2016

IADT Open Evening - Wed Jan 13th 4-7pm

IADT Open Evening - Wednesday, 13th January from 4pm to 7pm.

This open evening is mainly for 6th year students from second level schools,  mature students, FETAC/PLC students, repeat Leaving Certificate students, etc that are considering applying to IADT for entry in September 2016, especially if they missed or could not attend our November Open Days.  Guidance counsellors, teachers and parents are also welcome.
The open evening will also offer 5th year and TY students from second level schools the opportunity to start exploring their options in IADT.


Wednesday, 13th January 2016 (4pm – 7pm)

          Talks Timetable
Time         Talk                                                                 Venue
4.30pm      Portfolio Preparation                                            A019

5pm          Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities                     A025
(Entrepreneurship; Cultural Enterprise;
English, Media & Cultural Studies)

5pm         Applied Psychology                                             A021

5.30pm      Creative Computing                                              A021
6pm          Portfolio Preparation                                            A019
6pm         Creative Music Production                                    QS018

6pm          Creative Media Technologies                                 A021

6pm         Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities                     A025
(Entrepreneurship; Cultural Enterprise;
English, Media & Cultural Studies)

BA Photography at DIT - info event

BA Photography at Dublin Institute of Technology - OPEN DAY January 13, 2016

The BA Photography at DIT is the longest-running BA Photography degree programme in Ireland.
They are now located at our new campus at Grangegorman, Dublin 7 and invite you to visit the campus to get an introduction to their programme.
They will show you the photographic studios and darkrooms, introduce you to staff and give you an overview of what you will study on this four year honours degree. They can also give you brief feedback
on your portfolio if you choose to bring it with you.

To book a place please email: by Friday
For more information contact: or

Wednesday 6 January 2016

BFEI - Blackrock Further Ed Institute

BFEI - Blackrock Further Ed Institute are hosting their Open Day on Wed January 13th from 10-4. They have numerous Level 5 and 6 courses with links to many Level 7 and 8 courses in Higher Education Institutions. See here for details and links to all their courses

Trinity and DARE

The Disability Service at Trinity College Dublin are hosting a DARE and University application advice clinic for all potential students with disabilities on: Thursday 21st January 2016, at 6.00pm, Room 3074 in the Arts Building.
To register for this event please complete the online registration form at the following link -

Happy New Year

A big welcome back to all students and best wishes to all for the new term going forward. Any 6th years who are still unsure about what they are thinking of for the CAO please make an appointment with Ms. O'Connor as soon as possible.