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
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Mathematics Education

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


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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.

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


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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).  


Wednesday 15 February 2017

Engineering Your Future Transition Year Programme


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
  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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Friday 3 February 2017

IADT Taster Day

IADT is hosting a Taster Day on Monday, 20th February 2017. The Taster Day is open to 6th year students who may have already applied to the CAO for any of our courses, or who are considering it (by availing of the 1st May late application deadline or the Change of Mind facility) and to any 4th or 5th year students starting to explore their 3rd Level options.

The Taster Day will allow your students to explore the campus, talk to our staff and experience what our courses would feel like by taking part in one of our workshops.

During the day, we will host 10 different workshops: from Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, English and Media Studies to Computing, Technology, Psychology and Photography. You may want to forward this email to the art, business or science teachers in your school.

As places are limited, booking is essential.

All information on the Taster Day workshops (schedule of workshops, booking form, etc) is posted on http://www.iadt.ie/news/taster-day

There will be complimentary tea and coffee for everyone that attends our Taster Day.

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Skills needed by graduates

6th years this article makes for a good read when it comes to finalising CAO choices today. However, number one consideration is to pick a course you are MOST INTERESTED in.