Architecture

Architecture

Architecture combines the principles of art, engineering, and science. It also pays attention to the landscape, culture, environment and  functionality. Designing an attractive and user-friendly building is a challenging but rewarding job. Students who complete a degree, must do two years of postgraduate work experience. They must also pass the RIAI’s (Royal Institute of the […]

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Horticulture

Horticulture

Over the past decade or so, there a rising demand for locally grown Irish produce. There are a number of reasons for this, including a growing population. In addition, Irish farmers have renewed focus on under-developed crops such as raspberries and herbs. With this there are also increased prospects for careers in horticulture. Education Numerous colleges […]

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Part Time Jobs: Can You Afford to Work And Study?

Part Time Jobs: Can You Afford to Work And Study?

The economy is roaring along, afloat a tide of potential money. It’s roaring too for workers, whoever and from wherever to feed its monstrous appetite for productivity. The full-time work-force is at stretching point, the Celtic Phoenix demands students to fill the vacancies that nobody else wants if they can avoid them: burger making, all-night […]

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Institutes of Technology: Weighing Up Your Options

Institutes of Technology: Weighing Up Your Options

When it comes to your Third Level studies – there are a lot of things to consider. It can be difficult to decide between potential fields of study, and even then, knowing which is the right course for you can be even harder. You still have to consider cost, location, campus amenities, work placement opportunities […]

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What are your Rights When it Comes to Accommodation?

What are your Rights When it Comes to Accommodation?

In this economy, it’s not easy living away from home. What makes a hard task even harder is when you’re being treated badly by a landlord. But when it comes to accommodation, what are your rights? What are my rights in the rental market? You should never have to live in squalor. If your home […]

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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Pollution, climate change, deforestation, waste management, sustainable energy… The great environmental issues that confront us are an exciting challenge. This is reflected by the range of highly involving courses and careers related to Environmental Studies. If you want to do your bit for the planet, then read on… Education Students interested in this field are […]

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Leveling Up: Types of Awards Explained

Leveling Up: Types of Awards Explained

When it comes to mapping out your educational journey, things can get confusing. What’s the difference between a Level 5 qualification and a Level 8? Which looks better on a CV, a diploma in this or a cert in that? Well, first let’s start with the basics, every accredited course in the country fits into […]

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Results Orientated: Leaving Cert Students taking more Higher Level Subjects

Results Orientated: Leaving Cert Students taking more Higher Level Subjects

The Leaving Cert results process has gone through some major shifts in the past year – but how has this been sitting with students? According to research released last week by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) these changes have resulted in an increase in the number of students taking higher level subjects, although […]

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SECRETS OF STUDY: Memorisation

SECRETS OF STUDY: Memorisation

Memories, like the corners of your mind, are unstable things at the best of times. For example, you might find it hard to recall your mother’s birthday or the name of your cat. This doesn’t bode well for the mass memorisation of facts and figures that is necessary for the Leaving Cert. However, not all […]

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Writing the perfect CV and Cover Letter

Writing the perfect CV and Cover Letter

When it comes to finding a job, the market is very competitive. Whether it’s a part-time retail gig to help you survive through college or your dream internship, there are a few things you need to know when compiling the perfect CV and cover letter. The CV Your CV is where you get to sell […]

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SECRETS OF STUDY: The Benefits of Study Groups

SECRETS OF STUDY: The Benefits of Study Groups

The Leaving Cert – the tears, the laughter – is opening soon at an exam hall near you. By this stage, you are probably fantasising about creative ways to destroy your textbooks when the whole nightmare… ahem…valuable learning experience finally comes to a close. But if you are to have a truly happy summer in […]

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The 10 best things about going to college in the UK

The 10 best things about going to college in the UK

So you might not have gotten your first choice on your CAO, or perhaps you are dying for a change of scenery. Whatever your reasoning, here are some of the more…. unexpected benefits of studying in the UK. 1) Throw your own Pity Party Elicit sympathy from your friends and relatives by wrapping yourself in […]

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The CAO Form: What you need to know

The CAO Form: What you need to know

It’s equal parts terrifying and exciting; the CAO has been tormenting potential undergraduates since 1976 – but not to worry. Here at Whichcollege.ie, we’re going to demystify it.  The CAO form itself is actually very straightforward. In fact, once you stop hyperventilating and read the instructions carefully it’s hard to go wrong. Nevertheless, it is […]

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University facilities: make the most of your degree

University facilities: make the most of your degree

If you’re about to start your third-level educational journey, there’s more to university life than just academic study. This will be your time to explore hobbies, make new friends, pick up skills, and stand on your own two feet as an adult. In this article, we explore the wealth of facilities available in Ireland’s university […]

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Everything you need to know about Portfolio Preparation

Everything you need to know about Portfolio Preparation

Are you thinking of applying for a creative course? Have you always dreamed of being a filmmaker/architect or fashion designer? Most students only have to worry about the points they get in their Leaving Cert. However, for some college courses, there is a whole other leg to the application process. If there’s one word that can […]

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Entrepreneurship: Why you should be your own boss & go it alone

Entrepreneurship: Why you should be your own boss & go it alone

Not everyone is cut out to work for somebody else. Imagine a job where you can be your own boss, pick your own hours, and create your own career path. Sound good? Entrepreneurship has always appealed to the maverick souls who want to succeed or fail on their own terms. If you’re not afraid of […]

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Going to college this September? Getting your CAO application right

Going to college this September? Getting your CAO application right

If you are heading to college this year, now is the time to get cracking with your CAO application. If you register early, you can take advantage of a discounted CAO rate. Here we discuss some strategies to consider when applying for your college course. Take your time You don’t have to have made a […]

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Open Days: Why you should try before you buy

Open Days: Why you should try before you buy

There are several good reasons to attend college Open Days. Here we have a look at the benefits of visiting a college before signing up to study a course. Understand what a course is all about Our first reason may be the most important one: if you know what a course actually involves, you’re more […]

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Why Study Arts? The Benefits of an Education in Arts and Humanities

Why Study Arts? The Benefits of an Education in Arts and Humanities

Year on year, Arts is by far the most popular CAO option for Irish school leavers. Arts and Humanities may not have a dedicated career path, unlike law, medicine of computer science. But an Arts course can be an excellent choice for anyone who has an open mind about their future career. The history of […]

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Aviation

Aviation

If you are considering a career in the aviation industry, you need certain personal qualities. The most important of these is attention to detail. Hundreds of lives depend on the ability of pilots, air traffic controllers and maintenance engineers. Cabin crew roles may not have the same level of responsibility, but they work long hours and […]

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