Category Archives: Course and college advice

Had a change of mind? Changing your third-level course choices

Between 5 May and 1 July, third-level applicants can register to change their third-level course. The change can be done free of charge online. Although there are some restrictions, as a general rule, you can change your mind as often … Continue reading

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Griffith College’s Open Days 2015

Griffith College announces its Open Days schedule for 2015. Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent 3rd level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The College has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class … Continue reading

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Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School

  The Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School has been at the forefront of beauty therapy training in Ireland for over 40 years and is renowned for the quality and professionalism of its students. The high esteem in which the Bronwyn Conroy Beauty … Continue reading

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Portobello Institute – Real Courses For Real Careers

Portobello Institute, Ireland’s leading private training college prides itself on offering intensive post leaving certificate training to students of all ages. Established in 1981, the Institute has successfully established itself within the market place as an exceptional college choice with … Continue reading

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Open Univeristy’s Upcoming Events Throughout Ireland

  Open University Republic of Ireland events in July & September 2015 for your information. Tuesday 21 July 2015 – 12.00pm – 2.00pm Cork Central Library Information Session 57 – 61 Grand Parade Cork City Co Cork Tuesday 21 July 2015 … Continue reading

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Student voices: What students think about college life

When it comes to college life, an important voice is often a bit under-appreciated – that of the student. The Irish Survey of Student Engagement is a pilot national survey that aims to give students their say on what college … Continue reading

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CAO first preferences revealed – what do they tell us?

The CAO figures for first preference submissions have been released. These are typically a good indicator of the points requirements for courses when CAO offers are issued in late August. Growing in popularity Among the subject areas showing a growth … Continue reading

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Times of Change: NUI Maynooth conference on making the move to higher education

It seems that up until now, not enough serious consideration has been paid to the the transition that post-primary students face as they head into higher education. Which seems a bit strange for a number of reasons. For one thing, … Continue reading

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Demand for college places to exceed supply by 2015

According to the Higher Education Authority’s Chief Executive Tom Boland, this year’s crop of Leaving Certificate students may be the last to avail of the approximate equality between the number of higher education places that are available to them and … Continue reading

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CAO to extend its services

The CAO recently announced (in its Strategic Plan 2013-2017) aims to extend its services to cover applications to all courses in further and higher education, including all post-secondary part-time programmes. The aim of the expansion is to make it easier … Continue reading

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