Healthy UCD Walks

Healthy UCD Walks

UCD is promoting heart health by launching new Healthy UCD walks round the campus. This walk utilises our woodland paths and has marks every 0.5km so you can easily keep track of the distance you cover when off for a walk. Each point also has aap so you can see the route to the next […]

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NUI Galway Launch First Music Degree

NUI Galway Launch First Music Degree

In September 2018, NUI Galway admitted its first cohort of students undertaking a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Music. This is an exciting development for music making and music education in the west of Ireland, and builds on the University’s established reputation for excellence in creative arts subjects. A feature of the four-year BA […]

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NUI Galway Symposium on Sexual Consent

NUI Galway Symposium on Sexual Consent

This NUI Galway Symposium will critically examine the grey areas of sexual consent. What Role Can Performance Play in Changing the Script? This symposium puts the participants work in conversation with ongoing NUI Galway-based Sexual Consent research led by Dr Charlotte McIvor from Drama and Theatre Studies and Dr Padraig MacNeela and Dr Siobhan O’Higgins […]

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DCU unveils €15 million Student Centre: ‘The U’

DCU unveils €15 million Student Centre: ‘The U’

Still weighing up where to study? DCU might just have something to tip that scale. They have just opened a state-of-the-art student centre dedicated to enhancing your experience at DCU and preparing graduates to flourish in the 21st century. This was officially opened by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins yesterday. G’wan Miggeldy. This project […]

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Maynooth University Open Days

Maynooth University Open Days

Start planning your visit to Maynooth for their next Open Day on November 23rd and 24th 2018. Throughout the open days, student ambassadors lead guided tours of the campus and facilities and are available to answer all of your questions about student life. Maynooth University Open Days In the Iontas, John Hume, Eolas and new […]

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Willkommen. Bienvenue. Funding Announced for Foreign Languages

Willkommen. Bienvenue. Funding Announced for Foreign Languages

Good news for 2nd level students and teachers alike! If you’re handy with your French verbs, and a pro at ordering paella on your holidays, there might be a few bob available to help you with your studies. Ahead of the shifting climate surrounding Brexit, the Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of […]

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Young Creatives’ Advice: Directing for Theatre and Shakespeare

Young Creatives’ Advice: Directing for Theatre and Shakespeare

Ahead of delivering his specialised Directing for Theatre Training Certificate at Maynooth University, Peter Hussey (Artistic Director of Crooked House Theatre Company) has collected a few words of wisdom from local Kildare Youth Theatre members. Established in 1996 by Crooked House Theatre Company, Kildare Youth Theatre has a history of presenting ambitious work, influenced by […]

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NUI Galway Exhibition on New Face of Italian Publishing

NUI Galway Exhibition on New Face of Italian Publishing

His Excellency Paolo Serpi, Ambassador of Italy to Ireland, and Professor Brian Hughes, Dean of International Affairs, NUI Galway, will officially open a new exhibition, Cover Revolution! Illustrators and the New Face of Italian Publishing, at NUI Galway on Wednesday, 26 September. NUI Galway Exhibition Dates The exhibition, curated by Melania Gazzotti, will run in […]

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DCU First Round Offers: High Demand in STEM, Education, Business & Humanities

DCU First Round Offers: High Demand in STEM, Education, Business & Humanities

Across the country today, over fifty-thousand CAO applicants will receive a third-level course offer from the Central Applications Office. There’s no doubt that Dublin City University’s admin team will be very busy indeed, as they are offering a whopping 3,418 places to students. This is an increase on last year’s figures despite a national drop […]

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5 Reasons to Study Law at Griffith College

5 Reasons to Study Law at Griffith College

If you’re planning to study law, then Griffith College just might be the best choice for you. Training at Griffith College means you will come out with a qualification that is recognised all around the world as well as by the top legal firms in Ireland and abroad. A legal qualification from Griffith College can […]

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Special Feature: Why Study at DFEi?

Special Feature: Why Study at DFEi?

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute; another route to college. Ahead of their information days in August and September, the lovely staff at DFEi give us their (completely unbiased) opinion on why students should consider enrolling with them.  When summer is over, seaside towns have more to offer than ice-cream cones and candy floss, and the […]

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Government needs to invest more in PLC courses – NAPD

Government needs to invest more in PLC courses – NAPD

Ireland’s Post-Leaving Certificate education system is a success, but the government needs to increase funding for PLC courses. That’s according to the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD). NAPD welcomed the news that over three-quarters of students enrolled in a PLC course progress to employment or further or higher education. These findings come […]

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We need an educated workforce. Why are we penalising students with fees?

We need an educated workforce. Why are we penalising students with fees?

An educated workforce benefits society, but fees are a roadblock to unleashing the intellectual, creative and economic potential of the country. Education gives people have the chance to reach their career goals, and a highly educated workforce attracts international investment. This is because skilled employees make businesses more competitive and productive. Educated workers cost more […]

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DkIT launches new online information portal for students

DkIT launches new online information portal for students

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has launched of a new online portal for prospective students. The portal offers information on a number of topics. These include the CAO Change of Mind process, as well as undergraduate courses and student life at DkIT. Had a change of mind? You’re not the only one… Students have until […]

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Richard Bruton takes on private international colleges

Richard Bruton takes on private international colleges

Education Minister Richard Bruton is expected to propose new legislation to regulate third-level and private international colleges. Under the new legislation, Institutes of Technology would become designated awarding bodies. In addition, the proposed law will tackle so-called essay mills that write or provide academic papers for students. International education mark The new legislation would give […]

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Students taking higher level language exams are struggling

Students taking higher level language exams are struggling

Are you having trouble with your European language course – but still choosing to do the higher-level exam? You are not alone… but it is not the best idea. A State Examinations Commission report has looked at how students managed in key language exams last year. In Spanish, the number of students taking the higher […]

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

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 as you like. Hey, choosing a course can be difficult! Things to note If you […]

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Thinking of returning to education as a mature student?

Thinking of returning to education as a mature student?

Thinking of returning to education? If you did not get the chance to go to college, or would like to learn a new skill, there is no time like the present. If you are 23 years old or older, you are a mature student. This works in your favour. There are lots of options to […]

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Free lunchtime concert and lecture at the ILAC Centre

Free lunchtime concert and lecture at the ILAC Centre

There’s a free lunchtime concert and lecture taking place on Thursday 11 May at the ILAC Library, ILAC Centre on Henry Street, Dublin from 12:45 to 2:30pm. This has been arranged by Maynooth University’s Department of Adult and Community Education ‘Communiversity’ and Music Department, as well as Dublin City Libraries. The event takes place Dr Francesca […]

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USI condemns proposed student loan scheme

USI condemns proposed student loan scheme

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) says that a student loan scheme is not an effective way to fund college education. They have a point. Large numbers of students in the UK and US graduate severely in debt. In addition, student leaders claim that setting up a loan scheme would be expensive. The also say […]

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