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Portobello Institute Announces Open Days

The Portobello Institute is holding open days this summer. Open days can be incredibly helpful for new students. They offer a chance to meet with department experts who can guide and advise students on the best course of study, career … Continue reading

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That SUSI, still breaking student’s hearts

It was a promise that students could hardly refuse. Apply for your grant online, get it processed in double-quick time, pay your college fees, and continue your upward trajectory. Like any meaningful relationship, things just couldn’t be that simple. As … Continue reading

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Leaving the Leaving Cert

So the fuss is almost all over for 2013′s Leaving Cert students. I say nearly, because there is still the bevy of first- and second-round college offers to look forward to. Preliminary reports in the media have exhibited an almost … Continue reading

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Philosophy in school? There’s thinking ahead.

At a time when the calls for more ICT and science training in secondary schools grow louder by the day, some are now asking if it might be time to reflect on the nature of education and of true reform. … Continue reading

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Dispute resolution – letting cooler heads prevail

Cool heads, if only they prevailed a bit more often. It seems that wherever there are people, there will inevitably be disputes – whether over money, territory, possessions or rights. Disputes at the highest levels can have massive costs. For … 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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The digital sector – learning to be social

So you’ve been caught looking at Twitter feeds, Facebook updates and Pinterest trends on your smartphone in class. This means trouble, right? Actually, no, it doesn’t. Quite the opposite in fact – you were simply immersed in the topic, because … Continue reading

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Developing Colleges’ R&D Facilities

News last week that 300 million euro in funding would be invested in research here over the next six years is something that should be generally greeted with a healthy dose of optimism. The money, which is to be provided … Continue reading

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Welcome to our blog about Going to College in Ireland

Welcome to our blog about Going to College in Ireland!

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