Thursday 24 November 2016

NUI Galway’s TY Taster Days for Arts

NUI Galway’s TY Taster Days for Arts – now taking bookings.NUIG
NUI Galway will host Taster Days for Arts on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April, from 9.30am-3.00pm (registration opens at 9.15am) on the NUI Galway campus.

The free programme includes over 30 interactive taster sessions to give Transition Year students a feel for studying Arts at NUI Galway- students create a personalised timetable by choosing to sample one subject per hour, which will include a range of information sessions on career options with an Arts degree.

The day ends with an optional campus tour. Further information and class bookings can be secured by contacting Niamh Connolly at or calling 091 494 398

Tuesday 22 November 2016

College and career ready students

Across the country, schools and districts define their success, in part, by equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in higher education, on the job and in life. But what does a college and career ready student look like? It’s often what you can’t immediately see that shows a student is prepared for future learning and ready to meet 21st century workforce demands. Here are skills that may define a really ready student.

Thursday 17 November 2016

Trinity Computer Science Shadowing 6th yr

Trinity are offering shadowing opportunity to 6th year students interested in Computer Science. 
Can you please ensure that you forward your name, email address and the name of the course you are interested in shadowing on to 

Trinity run separate days for each of the following courses.  
• Computer Science leads to a BA Moderatorship and a Master in Computer Science (MCS). 
• Computer Science and Language (French, German or Irish) combines the study of Computer Science, linguistics and French, German or Irish and leads to a BA Moderatorship. 
• Management Science and Information Systems Studies (MSISS) is the study of management sciences, statistics and information and communication technology leading to a BA Moderatorship. 
• Computer Science and Business is a joint degree programme combining computer science and business management and leads to a BA Moderatorship.

DCU Open Day Sat 19th Nov

Please see details here for DCU Open Day Saturday 19th Nov

Choices Careers Fair

Choices Careers Fair takes place next Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm in St. Kilian's School, Clonskeagh. CBC 5th and 6th years will join other LC students from local schools in attending this careers fair. All the major colleges and ITs will be in attendance, along with the Armed Forces, the Gardai, many PLCs and lots more. There will also be student representatives from many college courses available to talk to students about what their course is like. Bus kindly organised by CBC Parents' Council will leave CBC at 7pm sharp and return c.9.15pm. 

Tuesday 15 November 2016

UCD Social Science Open Evening

UCD Social Science Open Evening is this evening along with their Chemistry Open Evening
are being hosted this evening Tuesday November 15th. Social Science has a range of subjects from Economics to Geography and more details on the course can be found here

Friday 11 November 2016

NCI Dublin Open Day

 NCI is hosting an Open Day on Wednesday 23rd November 10-3. NCI is a small college based in Dublin City centre in the IFSC and operates under the "free fees" scheme. It has several Level 8 and Level 6/7 courses on offer including Hons degrees in Business, Marketing, Psychology and Computing. Please see this link for further details on Open Day and NCI. 

UCD Science - upcoming Open Evenings

We would like to invite 6th Years, A-Level students, FETAC applicants, mature applicants, parents and teachers to a range of Open Evenings taking place over the coming weeks in UCD Science and Computer Science.  These events which take place in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science provide opportunities to hear from staff, students and alumni.  

Further information and booking are available at the links below:

Date Event
15 November 2016 Chemistry Open Evening
22 November 2016 Computer Science Open Evening
29 November 2016 Mathematics & BAFS Open Evening

A full listing of the undergraduate degrees on offer in the UCD College of Science is available at myUCD.

Wednesday 9 November 2016

RCSI Open Days

In 2017, RCSI will have 3 separate Open Days for the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. All will take place on Wednesday 4th January 2017 - this is during Christmas Holidays please be aware.
Please see the RCSI website for more information and a link to register for our Open Days. Please note that registration is compulsory to attend.

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Open Days

Please see this very helpful link with info from Dr. Catherine O'Connor from Trinity College about getting the best out of College and University Open Days. We are delighted to welcome Dr. O'Connor to CBC Monkstown in late November to talk to our parents and 6th years about Cracking the College Code.

List of upcoming Open Days:
Trinity Open Day
DIT Open Day
NUI Maynooth Open Day
DCU Open Day
NCI Open Day
NCAD Open Day
IADT Open Day
RCSI Open Day
NUI Galway Open Day
University of Limerick Open Day

HPAT test open for registration

Anyone interested in Medicine please note that the HPAT test is now open for registration. You must sit the HPAT test if you are applying to Medicine. Please note the closing date is 5.15pm on January 20th 2017, test date is the 25th February. Please register here

Tuesday 1 November 2016

CAO Open for applications Friday 4th November 12pm

CAO is open for applications from this Friday 4th November at 12pm - remember you don't have to know all your courses to register and apply. You will be able to edit your application as much as you like until February 1st . Register early for €25. Please see this link for useful guide on applying. Please see Ms. O'Connor with any queries after midterm - enjoy the rest of the break :)