Monday, February 29, 2016

Want success? Practice compassion

How Compassion Leads to Success.  

There’s a common misconception that you have to be selfish, even nasty in order to succeed. In fact, science shows that compassionate people are healthier, happier, more popular and therefore, in turn.... more successful. Have a look at this article and short video about Compassion and how it may help you to be more successful in life, work and study.

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Trinity Feasibility Study deadline March 1st on CAO

The Trinity Feasibility Study deadline March 1st on CAO is coming up. Anyone thinking of applying to Law, History, or Ancient and Medieval History and Culture in Trinity should also apply via the Feasibility Study on your CAO application. Please see Ms. O'Connor for more details and see the application guide for more info on the application

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TY Reminder - IADT Engineering workshops

As part of Engineers Week Feb 28th-March 3rd IADT are hosting a number of FREE workshops ranging from an introduction to  programming,  3d printing,  soldering, web design to Hacking colour.Please click on links to see more info and book a place - these events fill up fast so do so quickly. Particularly good opportunity for TY students to get a taste of college life and some unique learning!!

TYs - DIT Computing Academy 2016

http://www.dit.ie/computing/academy/
DIT are hosting a COMPUTING ACADEMY for TY students between Monday 30th May - Thursday June 2nd. Please click on the image to see more info and register by  Friday April 15th

IADT Summer courses - Portfolio prep included

Please see the link below for details of IADT's summer courses which include Art and Animation Portfolio preparation and other interesting short courses.
http://www.iadt.ie/en/ProspectiveStudents/FacultiesCourses/Part-timeCourses/

Monday, February 22, 2016

TY Reminder - Engineering Your Future workshop DIT

Engineering Your Future is a week-long, hands-on programme in DIT 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. Click on image below to register

 

HPAT - Sat 27th Feb

Reminder to any 6th years applying to Medicine that the HPAT takes place this Saturday 27th February. See https://hpat-ireland.acer.edu.au/ for all details and best of luck!

Friday, February 12, 2016

IADT Free Workshops

As part of Engineers Week Feb 28th-March 3rd IADT are hosting a number of FREE workshops ranging from an introduction to  programming,  3d printing,  soldering, web design to Hacking colour.Please click on links to see more info and book a place - these events fill up fast so do so quickly. Particularly good opportunity for TY students to get a taste of college life and some unique learning!!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

EducationUSA Seminar - studying in the States

The annual EducationUSA Seminar will take place at IBAT College, Dublin on 5 March 2016, please find full information here.
Students and parents who are interested in learning about studying at Colleges and Universities in the United States are welcome to attend.
This is a free seminar but seating is limited so please register as instructed on the website before 3 March.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Transition Year - Engineering your Future Free Week long workshop DIT

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. Click on image below to register

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Free Science Workshops UCD -TYs, 5th, 6th yrs

UCD Science would like to invite prospectives students in 6th year, 5th year and transition year for one of our workshops taking place during the February Mid-Term Break (Monday 15 February - Friday 19 February).
They will be running a series of workshops in a number of subject areas in the state-of-the-art facilities in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science (video). These new workshops are in addition to the previously advertised Plant Biology and Microbiology Workshops. The workshops available are as follows:


There is no charge for the event but registration is essential as places are limited in each workshop. Bookings must be made by interested individuals only and students can register for as many workshops as they wish provided places are remaining. Further information about individual workshops are available on the relevant booking page on the myUCD website. 

Griffith College Free Leaving Cert Revision Sessions


Free LC Revision Workshops for 6thYears:

There are free Leaving Cert revision workshops that Griffith college have for 6th year students.

The Leaving Cert Art History Revision one day course is for leaving certificate students who are preparing to sit their Leaving Cert Art History exam in June 2016.  Art teachers or tutors who are working with their students on preparing may also find this Revision Day useful. The morning session will be delivered by Tara Fahey, co-author of the book: “Leaving Certificate Art History and Appreciation”. The afternoon session will be delivered by Sara Donaldson, Griffith College Lecturer, on the History of Art & Design. Register for free here: www.griffith.ie/free-art-history-revision-course

They are organising these workshops for 6th year students to give them a better understanding of Leaving Certificate music set works, a vital part of the Leaving Certificate music examinations (both Ordinary and Higher levels) .The day will be broken up into morning and afternoon sessions, with an hour long break in between for students to relax. Griffith College lecturer, Dr Pauline Graham of our Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education, will teach the revision workshop. Register for free here:www.griffith.ie/musicrevision

Maths – Dates and Times as below
In 2015 they had over 1,000 students from across the country register for the free maths revision courses in the three locations. Tomás Mac Eochagáin, Director of Academic programmes at Griffith College, is the presenter of the course. He has over 25 years’ experience of teaching mathematics and securing excellent exam results for students.
All sessions from each centre will be recorded on video and made available on line to all participants until after the examinations in June.

Cork -       Wednesday 30th March  (Ordinary Level Only)
Limerick - Thursday 31st March         (Ordinary Level Only)
Dublin -    Saturday 2nd April             (Ordinary Level Only)
Dublin -    Sunday 3rd April   (Higher Level Only)

All workshops will take place from 9am – 5pm. Register for free here:www.griffith.ie/mathsrevision


Scholarships:

Finally just a brief note to say that their scholarship scheme is now open for applications. Last year they gave out over €200,000 in scholarships and grants and students had a 1 in 6 chance of being successful. It is recommended that students look at this page and make an application: www.griffith.ie/scholarships . The scholarship covers the full fees for the duration of the course.