Thursday 21 April 2016

Construction Apprenticeships

Interested in Construction? The Construction Industry Federation have just launched a new website which allows you to create an online profile which potential employers offering apprenticeships can view your details and contact you. Check out their website here and register

Wednesday 20 April 2016

UCD Library Leaving Certificate Student Study Programme

What is it?

Access to study facilities of University College Dublin's James Joyce Library.

When is it?

Monday, May 23rd to Friday, June 24th, 2016

Specific hours

Leaving Cert students will be welcome to study in the James Joyce Library during the following times:
Monday and Friday 08.30 - 17.30
Tuesday - Thursday 08.30 - 20.00

What is the cost?

Access to the Library only is €30.00
Library access with Maths Support is €60.00

How do I apply?

You may book and pay online (link coming soon). Alternatively, you may apply at the James Joyce Library Admission Desk from May 23rd.

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Exam stress help

These flashcards might help or inspire you with getting some mindful space everyday to help with the approaching exams and the stress that comes with them - the proven results of mindfulness shows that it can reduce stress and improve concentration - good combo for the exam season! You could try this two minute meditation now.

Thursday 14 April 2016

DCU Biomedical Engineering Workshop

DCU are hosting a Biomedical Engineering Workshop for senior cycle students who study Higher Level Maths on Saturday 14th May - max of 5 places available per school. Anyone from 5th or 6th year interested please give their name to Ms. O'Connor by Friday 29th April.

Saturday 9 April 2016

Leaving Cert Oral Exams

Best of luck to all our 6th years taking their LC French and German Oral Exams starting Monday. Remember to stay calm, go over everything you have been preparing in advance and don't cram notes in on the day! Whilst waiting for the exam why not try taking as many deep breaths as you can, feeling your feet firmly planted on the ground and your focus on your breath - don't panic! See here for nice quick breathing and calming exercise
See here for tips on the French Oral and here for tips on the German oral

Friday 8 April 2016

Mind Your Selfie

Have a look at the great class selfies from earlier today. Thanks to Mr. O'Herlihy and all staff, teachers and students involved. Check out the resources on looking after your mental health here. Mind your selfies and each other and talk to someone if you need support for anything no matter how small! #mindyourselfie

Tuesday 5 April 2016

New CAO courses 2016

NUI Galway is offering a NEW Level 8 Bachelor of Corporate Law for 2016 entry that is not in the CAO handbook. CAO code GY250 - for info on course see here

DIT also have a new Level 7 BSc Opthalmic Dispensing - Dispensing optics is a registered profession and this course is a one-of-a-kind in Ireland. See here for details 

For ALL new courses please see the CAO Alert List for any colleges listing new courses for Septmeber 2016 entry - take note of anything you think might interest you for the change of mind opening on May 5th :-)

Monday 4 April 2016

ESB Apprenticeships - HGV Mechanics and Electrical

ESB, Ireland’s leading energy company, is seeking dynamic people to join the company to help deliver our 2025 corporate Strategy and beyond.
ESB Networks Ltd carries out the construction, maintenance and operation of the distribution and transmission electricity network in the country.  This includes sub stations and the overhead and underground infrastructure that bring electricity to Ireland’s 2.3 million domestic, commercial and industrial customers.  
In this mission ESB Network Technicians carry out diverse roles combining exceptional technical expertise and the ability to deliver results even in physically demanding outdoor environments.
ESB Networks Ltd also services and maintains a large fleet of light and heavy goods vehicles at various ESB locations throughout the country.
Candidates must be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2016. Training will commence in Autumn 2016. 

IADT study sessions - King Lear and Law from Business/Home Ec

On Wednesday, 13th April 2016 from 5pm IADT’s Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities will be having an open evening with public lectures/talks on Shakespeare’s King Lear and the law elements of the Leaving Certificate Business and Home Economics courses. It is open to 5th and 6th year class groups.  

Event details:
Location:         IADT Campus, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. Room No. A025 (Atrium Building)
Date:               Wednesday, 13th April 2016
Time:               5pm – 7pm

The event is free but all are advised to book in advance, as there are limited places available. Please get in touch with Dr. Kevin Wallace to indicate your interest and the size of the group you wish to bring. His email address is  

The law component of the Leaving Certificate Business studies syllabus and Home Economics syllabus
Delivered by Fiona McLoughlin, Lecturer in Law
Understanding King Lear’s main characters
Delivered by Dr. Kevin Wallace, (Acting) Head of Department of Humanities and Arts Management and Lecturer in English

Naughton Scholarships - €5000 a year

The Naughton Scholarships are a scheme of scholarships to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland. Successful students will be awarded €5000 a year during their Undergraduate Course - €20,000 in total! 

Leaving Certificate students can apply for a scholarship if they intend on studying science, engineering or technology at third level that year. Closing date 8th May 2016.
All applications are reviewed in August each year and the winners of scholarships are notified in September.  
Full details on who is eligible to apply for a scholarship, the terms and conditions applicable to the scholarships and answers to frequent questions are contained here in the website.

UCD ENGAGE Science workshop/presentation

Interested in Scientific research?  What’s it like to be a scientist?  

The School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science in conjunction with the School of Chemistry invite prospective students and families to join us for our annual ‘ENGAGE Accessible Science’ competition where our postgraduate students explain their research in plain English. This Wednesday 6th April at 16.00 in the Moore Auditorium, O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD. Suitable for TY, 5th or 6th years.

Come and hear about making plastic from waste cooking oil, designing sensors to monitor the brain and developing new drugs to treat cancer.

These topics and more will be explained in entertaining talks hosted by TV presenter and science communicator, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin.

In addition there will be an opportunity to view displays and watch demonstrations in our outreach lab, to take a look at the facilities in the O’Brien Centre for Science and to chat informally with some of our current students who are beginning their research careers.

For more information and booking see

Light refreshments will be served and booking is essential.