Applied Art

Applied Art

Applied Art is perhaps more of a vocation than a choice. “Painting,” said Edgar Degas, “is easy to do when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” Degas understood that learning is but the first step on the road towards mastery of any art form. If that your talent would benefit from […]

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Beauty Care

Beauty Care

Back in 2009, the Sultan of Brunei paid £15,000 for his favourite barber, who usually charges £30, to fly in luxury from London. It goes to show that a talented hairstylist can expect very loyal customers! A recent survey found that beauticians and hairdressers are some of the happiest workers in the UK. That is […]

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Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture

If you have an adventuring spirit, then why not consider a career in Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture? This is a profession with a history and pride that is both intriguing and legendary. Catching fish is not solely a way of earning livelihood – it is a way of life. These careers can take the route […]

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Why Study Project Management

Why Study Project Management

Do you want a long-lasting career with transferable skills? Project management is an essential process in that it adds order and structure to organisations or companies and how you carry out their projects, whether internally or externally. Effective project management training is vital to ensure that you have the right skills and knowledge when it […]

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Digital Photography

Digital Photography

Thinking of taking a course in Digital Photography? Mark Godfrey adivses anyone thinking about a year behind the lens on what to expect: It wasn’t without a heavy hint of truth that the 19th century French artist and critic Jacques Daures said, “from now on, painting is dead.”  Daures had just seen the first photograph.  […]

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Equine Studies

Equine Studies

Are you thinking of taking an undergraduate with a focus on Equine Studies? Ireland is known world-wide as a leader in the equine industry, and offers many opportunities to people interested in a career working with horses. The National Stud in Kildare receives stallions from all over the world who cover their mares, and foals […]

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Accountancy

Accountancy

Studying accountancy opens up a staggering range of career options. Every type of organisation needs someone who can balance the books. Accountants also play a key role in business development, corporate strategy and financial management. Education Irish colleges offer a wide range of accountancy courses at higher certificate to honours degree level. Typical modules include: […]

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CAO: Our Top Five Tips on Changing Your Mind

CAO: Our Top Five Tips on Changing Your Mind

Are you having doubts when it comes to your CAO selections? Have you had a change of heart since the last deadline? Then not to worry. You can still avail of the ‘Change of Mind’ facility any time before the 1st July at 17:15. When it comes to changing your mind, we’ve compiled our top […]

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Buyer Beware: Fake Universities

Buyer Beware: Fake Universities

Mark Godfrey looks at the worrying phenomenon in education today: fake universities and bogus qualifications. Fake degree certificates for UK universities can be bought on the Internet for as little as £30. The “universities” offering the bogus qualifications claim the certificates can “fool anyone” and offer transcripts and student records as optional extras. Others are […]

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Music

Music

Are you a wannabe musician? Isn’t it time perhaps you got that music star dream out in the open and do something about it. Like taking your guitar out of the wardrobe and learning to play it properly? There are so many lessons and training programmes out there for those reluctant rock stars or concert […]

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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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