Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Maynooth Summer School 5th years

Maynooth University Summer School, June 12-16 2017
Registration is open and places are filling up in some of the slots - see the website for details.
www.maynoothuniversity.ie/summerschool

Monday, 15 May 2017

TY UCD Summer School

A limited number of places for the UCD Summer School 7th-9th June have been opened up to applications from TY Students.
The UCD Summer School is aimed at giving students a real insight into student life in UCD and is a great opportunity for student to experience college life.
The following Summer Schools have places still remaining for TY students:
For more information on the participating Summer Schools and to book your place please click on the corresponding links above. 


Friday, 12 May 2017

Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness


The Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness could be of interest to students interested in sports and fitness.
 
·         The course is accredited by University of Limerick
·         It takes place in DIT, Kevin St, Dublin 2
·         It is a 2 year course with option to progress to Diploma & Degree
·         No CAO application required
·         Approved for SUSI grant funding
·         Level 6 NFQ, Level 5 EQF
·         Professional industry qualification
 
They are holding an information evening on Thursday 18 May at 7.30pm in The Fit2Go Centre, DIT, Kevin St, Dublin 2. If you or anybody else interest in the course would like to attend please reply to brendan.hackett@motions.ie
 
Brendan Hackett
Course Director
Motions Health & Fitness
Phone: 087 2445205
 

   

UCD On Campus Accommodation

UCD prioritises CAO students as a cohort that benefit most from the opportunity to live on campus, to form friendships and avail of the many on campus facilities. For the 2017-18 academic year there are 1,035 beds allocated to first year CAO students, all of which are on the Belfield campus. For more information visit our Allocation Policy page.

In order to put a name on the waiting list prospective students need to have chosen a course in UCD on their CAO application. On the 10th May prospective students should visit www.ucd.ie/residences and follow the on-screen instructions.

CAO application numbers need to be at hand as the application process cannot be completed without it. This is all that needs to be done until CAO offers are issued in August. For further information see our booking information and step by step guide at www.ucd.ie/residences.

Students looking for off campus accommodation can access information and support from our Accommodation and Booking Support Office. Our UCD Accommodation Booking & Support Office is based at the rear of the Merville Central Office in the Merville Student Residences and is open all year round where students can refer to UCD accommodation support staff. For assistance with sourcing off campus accommodation please visit www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie.

The office is open from 9.00am to 5pm Monday to Friday and hours will be extended during busy periods. The Accommodation & Booking Support Office can be contacted on +353 1 716 5772 or +353 1 716 5773.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

UCD Summer School 5th years

The deadline for applications for this year's UCD Summer School is Friday 19th May 2017 at 5pm. Details of the participating courses are available at www.ucd.ie/myucd/summerschool. Students wishing to attend any of our Summer School courses can apply online.

Friday, 5 May 2017

UCD Innovation Summer Camp for TY, 5th and 6th years

The UCD Innovation Summer Camp is for Transition, 5th and 6th year students who want to try the adventure of developing a creative mindset in how to ideate, develop, and pitch ideas. You'll be taking part in prototyping, mini-hackathons, lego challenges and getting hands on with 3D Printing and Virtual Reality. It will be held on campus at University College Dublin, 26th – 30th June 2017, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The cost is €100 per participant. Please see their website here for more info and to apply.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Course checklist for 6th years

A helpful post from careersnews.ie...
Where are you with the whole process of choosing the course you will be doing after the Leaving Cert?

Sometimes Course Choice can be a rushed affair and several important things can be overlooked.

Take a few minutes on this check list and see if there is more work you need to do on each of your course choices.  If something needs to be done then the sooner you get it done the better.

It can help to consult with your Guidance Counsellor. Change of mind opens Friday, May 5th. If anyone needs an appointment please arrange one.
This is a little quiz to help you out. Click here ...

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Open Day in Bow Street Acting/Filmmaking Studio

Open Day in Bow Street

Bow Street is a creative hub for Filmmakers and Actors based in the heart of Dublin. It is home to some of the most advanced and practical screen acting courses and workshops in Ireland as well as The Actors Studio, Young Filmmakers Academy, Spotlight Ireland and Bow Street Talent Agency. Housed in the stunning Jameson Building in Smithfield, facilities include multiple studios, library/media room, cinema, state of the art casting studio, self taping and green screen studios, and canteen.



open day 2017 Bow St

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Eir Telecommunications Apprenticeship

As part of your two-year paid apprenticeship you will get:
  • A Level 6 QQI Telecommunications Networks Technology Major Award
  • Extensive preparatory and on-the-job training
  • Assigned a mentor who is an expert in their field
  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits and rewards
  • A work van, a work phone and lunch allowances
And at the end of two years, all high-performing apprentices will secure a permanent position at Eir.

FOR MORE INFO AND TO APPLY CLICK HERE

To be eligible to apply, you must have:
  • A full driving license on or before April 2017
  • Completed the Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate equivalent (e.g. A-Levels) before September 2017
  • Passed six subjects in your Leaving Cert or Leaving Cert Applied (Maths is compulsory)
  • Available to start in September 2017 
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DIT Tourism, Hospitality Leisure & Events Open Day


What will happen at the Open Day?

  • Our students will talk about their courses and what their experience at college has been really like either one to one or as part of a talk.
  • There will be talks about course content, entry requirements, career opportunities etc.  
  • Lecturers will be available to meet with students and give them more details about the courses. 
  • There will be representatives from Admissions, Disability Office, Placements, Careers, Students' Union and Societies.  
  • There will be tours around the building where students will get an opportunity to see all the learning spaces.

For the full list of courses available at DIT Cathal Brugha St. see here.

DIT Cathal Brugha St. is located at the north end of O'Connell St (behind The Gresham Hotel).  Click here to open the location on Google Maps.


http://www.dit.ie/hospitalitymanagementtourism/newsevents/events/headline,138790,en.html

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

NCAD Summer Portfolio Course

NCAD are offering students the opportunity to do a Portfolio preparation course this summer from 27th June-13th July over 3 weeks at a cost of €445. Please see their website here for more details and booking.
National College of Art and Design Ireland

WIT President's Scholarship



For 2017, WIT is looking for five exceptional students to be awarded a President’s scholarship worth up to €12,000.

The application deadline for the scholarship programme is this Friday, 7 April 2017.

Students interested in applying for the President's scholarship programme must list their chosen WIT course on their CAO application. Students who have not yet listed that course as one of their choices can still apply for the scholarship by 7 April and can use the CAO's Online Change of Mind facility to amend course choices between 5 May (12.00 noon) and 8 May. 

Scholarship applicants who do not list a WIT course on their CAO application by 8 May, will not be eligible for the scholarship.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

UCD Summer School 5th years

UCD Summer School is taking place from 6th to 9th June 2017. The UCD Summer School is aimed at students entering their final year of secondary school in September 2017.
Details of the participating courses are available at www.ucd.ie/myucd/summerschool. Students wishing to attend any of our Summer School courses can apply online now.

www.ucd.ie/myucd/summerschool

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Accounting Technician Info Event, 6 April 2017, 2-4

The Accounting Technician Praktikum is a practical, fully funded route to accountancy, where you can earn as you learn.
The programme gives budding accountants the chance to work in industry, practice or the public sector, from September 2017.
You will earn a minimum salary of €17,797 and tuition costs are fully covered.
You will study our widely recognised academic programme one day a week in college, and then put what you learn into practice in the workplace.
You will be mentored by fully qualified accountants in the workplace and by experienced lecturers in college.
The programme is delivered in partnership with local colleges in Cork, County Dublin, Dublin City, Monaghan/Cavan and Wicklow.

There is an Information Session for students and parents at our Dublin HQ on Thu 6 April 2017, 2-4pm at 
 
Accounting Technicians Ireland - 2nd Floor
Chartered Accountants House
47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 View Map

Register here to come along on the day and find out more about this practical route to a career in accountancy.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

5th year Subject Choice for TYs

Please see this link for a PowerPoint of yesterday's subject choice presentation by Ms. A. O'Connor

Student Shadow Experience Trinity

There are some places available on the student shadowing experience here at the School of Computer Science and Statistic, Trinity College Dublin on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th March for students wishing to avail of this opportunity.
The shadowing experience is open to all 5th & 6th year students. any students interested please forward me an email to Elaine.Noone@scss.tcd.ie stating what year you are currently in and what course they would be interested in shadowing on.

Below is some information in relation to student shadowing: 
We 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.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

NUI Galway Open Day and Summer School

NUI Galway Open Day is on Saturday 1st April 9am-3pm. Register here

NUI Galway Summer School in Business, Computing, Engineering, Law, Science - more information and registration here

ESB Networks Apprenticeship

ESB Networks Apprenticeship

Attached please find the Advertisement for the 2017 ESB Networks Apprenticeship which is now open for candidates to apply.  See also the link to our 2017 Apprentice Video. https://youtu.be/osRZZRXKCjs
Click here to apply …

ESB Apprenticeship

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

THE ABBEY THEATRE TY WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

THE ABBEY THEATRE TRANSITION YEAR WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

We are delighted to launch the next Abbey Theatre Transition Year Work Experience Programme in May 2017. We are inviting students for work experience during the week of 15 May 2017.
The week-long programme promises to be an exciting week of activity for anyone with an interest in theatre. You will get an opportunity to experience all areas of this industry from the technical stage areas to the casting / artistic side and everything in between. You will also have an opportunity to view a show from behind the scenes which is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
As the programme is very popular and places are limited, applicants are required to go through a selection process.
To apply for inclusion in this work experience programme please follow the steps below:
1. You must be available for Work Experience during the weeks laid down by the Abbey
2. You need to provide a basic CV
3. You need to complete our  application form
4. You will need to provide a recommendation which demonstrates your interest in the theatre. This can be a teacher, community worker, drama coach etc. The recommendation should demonstrate you have a general interest in theatre
5. Optional: 1-2 minute short video by you outlining why you want to come to the Abbey for Work Experience.
As places are limited we will not be able to accommodate everyone but we will endeavour to notify you as soon as we can as to whether you will be included in this work experience week. If you are not included on this occasion there may be further opportunities so keep an eye on this section of the website for updates.
Please send completed application forms and CVs by post to: 
Michelle Sheridan
HR Manager
Abbey Theatre
26 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1 
The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 31 March 2017. 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Free LC Maths revision classes and Music workshops

Free revision classes and workshops on offer in Griffith College


Revision Classes 

Maths

8th April – Dublin Campus Ordinary Level

9th April – Dublin Campus Higher Level

12th April – Cork Campus Ordinary Level

13th April – Limerick Campus Ordinary Level



Music

10th April – Dublin Campus



Workshops 

13th March Media Dublin Campus

15th March Game Development Dublin Campus



Every year Griffith offer scholarships to students who cannot afford to come to Griffith, this year our closing date for Scholarship Applications is 21st April.  



This year we are also delighted to announce that we are offering both male and female scholarships for basketball.



All information on the above is available on our website https://www.griffith.ie/offices/schools or you can contact schools@griffith.ie

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Naughton Scholarship €5000

The Naughton Scholarships are a scheme of scholarships to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland. 

Each year from February to May Leaving Certificate students can apply for a scholarship if they intend on studying science, engineering or technology at third level that year.

We are particularly interested in students applying to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects rather then the more practical sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary, Physiotherapy etc).

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 in the three sections on the website here

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

UCD Science, Computer Science and BAFS 6th Year Open Day 19th April

UCD would like to invite 6th Years, A-Level students, FETAC applicants, mature applicants, parents and teachers to the UCD Science, Computer Science and BAFS 6th Year Open Day taking place on Wednesday 19th April 2017 in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.

Join UCD for an afternoon where 6th Year students can take a look at the Science facilities and to talk to current students and staff about Science, Computer Science and Actuarial & Financial Studies. Learn from students about what to expect in your first year in UCD and get a tour at the facilities in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.
They will also hold a short talk on DN200 Science, DN201 Computer Science and DN230 Actuarial & Financial Studies in the Moore Auditorium. They will also run a 50-minute Career Workshop as part of this event to help explain what it is really like to work as a scientist across a range of disciplines.
There will be an opportunity to meet academic staff and current students at the following stands:
Actuarial & Financial Studies
Computer Science/Computer Science with Data Science
Biology and Environmental Science
Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
Chemistry
Geology
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Mathematics Education
Physics

Light refreshments will be served and booking is essential. To book your place please complete our online registration form here.



Irish Language Scholarship UCD

Bord na Gaeilge Irish Language Student Residence is UCD's mini-Gaeltacht. Students from various subject areas have the opportunity to live and work together as Gaeilge, while further developing their individual talents through a range of social and cultural activities. Bord na Gaeilge offers scholarships to 24 students (12 first years) who are fluent Irish speakers and who have the desire and the ability to initiate projects which promote the use of the language. Apply online from March 2nd here

UCD Veterinary Medicine Practical Deadline

Deadline for submitting practical experience is 18th March www.ucd.ie/vetmed/caoapplicants

Free Engineering Careers Event ESB

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/engineering-a-brighter-futureengineering-in-esb-tickets-32114663824

Click on image to register

Monday, 27 February 2017

UCD Medicine Taster Day 4th May

The UCD Medicine Visiting Programme 4th May offers prospective medical students the opportunity to meet academic staff and current medical students, tour UCD’s modern teaching facilities and discover practical realities of life as a medical student at UCD. Please see this link for info and registration.
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Friday, 17 February 2017

All-Ireland Programming Olympiad

All-Ireland Programming Olympiad

Dublin City University
The first round is done online. Computer programming tasks are published on the website and solutions are submitted through the site. After the deadline, contestants are informed by email if they have qualified for the final round.
The final round takes place in the School of Computing, DCU on a Saturday in February. Finalists will be assigned to individual computers and given 5 hours to solve a selection of programming tasks. Click here for more information …

Horticulture Course Botanical Gardens

www.teagasc.ie/education/teagasc-colleges/botanic-gardens/

Click on photo above for more info

Maynooth University Law Taster Day

Maynooth University Department of Law | Law Taster Day March 4th 2017 from 9.30-1pm

Sign up for our free opportunity to sample Law at Maynooth University - hear from our academics and students. Keynote address will be delivered by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (and former Ombudsman for Children).  

www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law/events/law-taster-day-4-march-2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Engineering Your Future Transition Year Programme

http://www.steps.ie/students/engineering-your-future.aspx

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.

The programme, supported by STEPS and hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland, offers Transition Year students the opportunity to:
  • Gain a better understanding of the skills required of engineers and the career opportunities available to qualified engineers. 
  • Learn about the disciplines and technologies making up the exciting world of engineering. 
  • Meet engineers at various stages in their careers and hear about their experiences. 
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level and its subject content.
  • Experience what engineers do on a daily basis through industry visits.

Applications are now open for Engineering Your Future 2017

The following colleges are participating in EYF 2017. Click on each college name to read the details of EYF at that institute and to apply online.
The closing date for applications is March 10th. The programme runs in May at each college*.

Read EYF Terms and Conditions here

Win €100 One 4 All with DCU


DCU is currently undertaking some research in factors that have an impact on the decisions students make regarding their CAO choices, in particular engineering CAO choices.  
 
To be in with a chance to win €100 One 4 All Voucher you have to complete this survey at https://venn.li/lg8mqNXg8e 
 
The survey takes under 10 minutes to complete and if you complete the survey in full and enter your email address you will be entered into a draw to win one of five €100 One 4 All Voucher.

DCU is very thankful for your assistance.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Free Workshops 'Meet The Makers' Pulse College

Pulse College are hosting FREE workshops called Meet The Makers.
Monday 27th February 6-8.30pm Game Design
Tuesday 28th February 6-8.30pm Film Production
Wednesday 1st March 6-8.30pm Music Production and Animation
Email admissions@pulsecollege.ie to register


Monday, 6 February 2017

Safer Internet Day Tuesday 7th Feb

Please remember and consider the following points in relation to your time spent online and how you manage your online reputation - there's also a chance to win a Go Pro camera by uploading a selfie to www.saferinternetday.ie/competitions
 
#UP2US #NOBYSTANDERS
  1. Within an hour a photo posted or uploaded to the internet/on an app can potentially reach the number of followers multiplied by it self 5 times, e.g. if you have 400 friends it could potentially reach 400x400x400x400x400=ten trillion, two hundred and forty billion
  2. A catfish is someone online who is posing as someone else - one way to spot one is by looking at how many photos or followers they have (usually a very low number of either or both) Never reply to someone you suspect to be a catfish.
  3. Managing your online reputation - think before you post comments and images, check your settings and privacy, deactivate old accounts
  4. How to deal with cyberbullying - DON'T reply to hurtful messages/comments, keep all messages/photos/comments, TELL someone, BLOCK sender, REPORT to website/app/social network
  5. Look at http://www.saferinternetday.ie or www.watchyourspace.ie for more info, advice and support   
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