What is GAMSAT?

What is GAMSAT?

GAMSAT is a test that was originally developed for Medical School applicants in Australia, where Medicine was a graduate entry course. It has since been adopted by a number of Graduate Entry Medicine courses in Ireland. GAMSAT is used as part of the selection criteria for RCSI Graduate Entry Medicine UCD Graduate Entry Medicine University […]

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Questions You Can Ask at Education Fairs

Questions You Can Ask at Education Fairs

A virtual education fair is a great opportunity for prospective students to speak directly to a number of colleges and higher education institutions before committing to their third-level path. So, how can you make the most of this opportunity? We offer a few ideas and areas to help you to ask questions at education fairs […]

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Should Students Have a LinkedIn Account?

Should Students Have a LinkedIn Account?

Should Students Have a LinkedIn Account? LinkedIn is often seen as the social networking  for professionals. And while it’s true that the platform is mainly used for professional networking, it would be a mistake to think that you can’t make it work for you as a student. Not only can it be an invaluable resource […]

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Class Is A Major Factor in Securing College Places

Class Is A Major Factor in Securing College Places

Class Is A Major Factor in Securing College Places: Last week the Feeder Schools League Tables 2020 were published. Each year these tables show which third-level institutions students from each Irish secondary school go on to attend in higher education in Ireland in the academic year. It is important to note that the figures do […]

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5 College Movies for the Holidays

5 College Movies for the Holidays

Here at whichcollege.ie, we’d like to congratulate all students and staff across the country for getting through the last few months and coping with the most challenging opening academic term. You should all feel proud of your accomplishments, taking on your studies through COVID-19. We’d like to wish you a very happy holiday and some […]

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12 Days of Christmas – 12 Study Tips

12 Days of Christmas – 12 Study Tips

On the 12 days of Christmas, WhichCollege gave to me…  12 tips to help me study.   Study Tips for Christmas: Well, it’s been a challenging first academic term in college. We’ve spent most of our time at home, in front of our computer screens, adjusting to new ways of learning and finding different ways […]

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What Makes A Great Teacher?

What Makes A Great Teacher?

What Makes A Great Teacher?: History is filled with classic stories of hero teachers. From Mr. Holland’s Opus, to Robin Williams’ portrayal of English teacher John Keating in Peter Weir’s Dead Poets Society through the wartime musical Goodbye Mr Chips, all the way to Mr. Miyagi. We’re all in awe of those remarkable teachers who […]

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Breathing Exercises for Stress

Breathing Exercises for Stress

Breathing Exercises for Stress: We’ve seen it in every film and TV series when a character is in shock or under pressure that someone tells them to “breathe deeply” in an effort to calm them down and help them recover. Yes, it’s a cliche but it’s a cliche that’s based on biological fact. When we […]

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Studying Tips: Take a Break!

Studying Tips: Take a Break!

Studying Tips: Take a Break! Studying is a challenging experience and something that needs to be approached correctly. It’s not just a case of sitting down and ploughing on with things. As well as being organised and having a study plan, it’s vital that you take breaks. Studies have shown that many students in the […]

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College, Covid & Mental Health

College, Covid & Mental Health

This year, World Mental Health Day is on 10th October and continues to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. Ahead of the day, we want to take a look at College, Covid & Mental Health and how important it is that we do everything […]

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Third Level Colleges Moved to Level 3

Third Level Colleges Moved to Level 3

Following the government’s announcement on Friday afternoon that all universities and Institutes of Technology be placed at Level 3 of the Covid-19 alert framework for up to three weeks, concerns have been expressed over the short time students and colleges have to adapt to the restrictions . While colleges themselves will remain open with all […]

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A Safe Return to Campus

A Safe Return to Campus

On 21st September 2020, the Royal Irish Academy hosted an Online Conversation, Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis, which explored a safe return to campus and the issue of how to ensure the protection of our communities, students and staff, as we embark on a new academic year in a time of Covid.  […]

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Your Future Is Yours To Choose – Life Beyond the CAO

Your Future Is Yours To Choose – Life Beyond the CAO

Last Friday, thousands of students received their CAO offers. Regardless of what the outcome was, it is important to remember that the CAO is just one path you can take. If your first round offer does not meet your expectations, be sure that there are many other options available. If you don’t get what you […]

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Leaving Cert Results – What’s Next?

Leaving Cert Results – What’s Next?

Today, Monday 7th September 2020, over 60,000 students received their Leaving Cert results, this year delivered in the form of a calculated grades system. This system works to establish a student’s grade by using a process of combining teacher assessment, which is then sent to the Dept of Education for standardisation and a final grade […]

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Universities Preparing for the New Academic Year

Universities Preparing for the New Academic Year

  Universities have been spending the Summer getting ready for the new academic year and preparing to overcome all the challenges the current situation has put before them. Below we take a look at some of the ways Universities have been preparing for the new academic year.   Delivering Programmes  The main focus for third-level […]

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Study Is What You Do. Hobbies Are What You Are.

Study Is What You Do. Hobbies Are What You Are.

Your time at University can be the best years of your life as you discover a whole other world to the one you have lived up until this point in your life – a world of new people, new knowledge, new ideas and new experiences. However, it can also be a pretty stressful time in […]

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A Night to Remember – The Debs

A Night to Remember – The Debs

As COVID-19 holds so many rituals and events to ransom, here at Whichcollege.ie, we want to take the time to celebrate one of the classic rights-of-passage in a young person’s life – the Debs.  Each year, sixth-year students bid farewell to school by dressing up in formal wear and asking someone unsuitable to accompany them […]

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Careering Into Control – Choosing Your Qualification Path

Careering Into Control – Choosing Your Qualification Path

Are you thinking about choosing your qualification path? In the latest Whichcollege.ie article, Aoife Rogers explores how you can decide what option is right for you. Choosing Your Qualification Path – What You Need to Know As a child, deciding on your future career was an easy business. Your commitment to training was relatively low […]

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Theology and Religious Studies

Theology and Religious Studies

Being of a religious persuasion is not a prerequisite for these courses. Theology and Religious Studies attracts just as many non-believers as devotees. Student learn about the theory, contexts and debates concerning the different religions. They also look at the effects religious belief has on the world. As a result, this is an enthralling and […]

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Film Studies

Film Studies

A career in Broadcasting and Film rarely means a life of glamorous parties aboard luxury yachts and riotously upended hotel suites.  The reality is much more likely to be hard work, long hours, and a lack of job security. However it is also a challenging and rewarding field. Your first step into this world is […]

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