What is Coding?

What is Coding?

Coding is everywhere. It is all around us. We depend on it to do almost everything these days. Every electronic machine we use and every thing we use it for depends on coding.  So let’s take a deeper look and ask the question: What is Coding? At its most basic – coding is telling a […]

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What is BioScience?

What is BioScience?

What is BioScience? BioScience is any science that deals with the structure and behavior of living organisms These sciences encompass a broad area of specialist subjects linked to the study of living organisms and the science behind ‘life’. Bioscience courses cover a number of different areas, such as biology botany biotechnology genetics microbiology molecular biology, biophysics, and biochemistry ornithology plant science psychology sport […]

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COVID-19’s Affect on Young Adults’ Mental Health

COVID-19’s Affect on Young Adults’ Mental Health

New research shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental effect on the mental health of young Irish adults. Growing Up in Ireland COVID-19 survey has been published by the ESRI and produced in partnership with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). Poor mental health Carried out in December 2020 […]

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Last Minute Advice for Leaving Cert Students

Last Minute Advice for Leaving Cert Students

With just over a week to go to this year’s Leaving Certificate, we take a quick look at how best to approach your final few days before the exams kick off with some last minute advice for Leaving Cert students. Last Minute Advice for Leaving Cert Students Revision Have a plan in place. At this stage […]

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The Joys of Gardening

The Joys of Gardening

As we come towards the end of May, Summer starts to burst out around us and one of the joys of this time of the year is right on our doorstep! For those lucky enough to have a garden, Summer brings the promise of long days spent outdoors without having to travel! And while for […]

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National Green Week: What Can I Do?

National Green Week: What Can I Do?

Campuses around Ireland are coming together this week to promote the first National Green Week. Colleges will be addressing the challenges facing the world and exploring how we can impact positively on the planet and people. There’s a wide range of events, activities and opportunities happening over the week so be sure to get involved […]

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Help! I Don’t Know What to Study in College!

Help! I Don’t Know What to Study in College!

“Help! I Don’t Know What to Study in College!” Is this a worry of yours? Are you struggling to think about what you want do after the Leaving Cert. Well, first of all – don’t panic. Many people are in a similar situation and thinking the exact same thing, so don’t worry. Rather than seeing […]

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Mid-Term Studying

Mid-Term Studying

For many students, this week is mid-term and is the perfect opportunity to recharge batteries, take stock of your studies so far and look ahead to ensure you are going in the right direction and will reach your targets. And yes, while it’s called a break, mid-term is most definitely not a holiday! Rather it […]

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What is the Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal?

What is the Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal?

If you are in sixth year and taking your Leaving Certificate this year then now is the time you need to access the Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal. To help you along the way we’ve put together a handy guide to walk you through the process and provide you with some answers if you’re […]

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CAO Normal Closing Date for Applications

CAO Normal Closing Date for Applications

Tomorrow, 1st February is a big date for students applying to third-level undergraduate courses in Ireland through the CAO (Central Applications Office). It is the CAO Normal Closing Date for Applications… and remember to have your application in by 5pm! Unless you are applying for a restricted course then remember these are not your final […]

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What is HPAT – Ireland?

What is HPAT – Ireland?

This year, registrations for HPAT – Ireland 2022 opened in November 2021 and will close on 21 January 2022 at 5.15pm GMT. Every year thousands of students register to take this test. Here we look into exactly What is HPAT – Ireland? What is HPAT – Ireland? It stands for Ireland Health Professions Admission Test – […]

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Tips for Leaving Certificate Students at Christmas

Tips for Leaving Certificate Students at Christmas

It’s been a challenging year and we’re all looking forward to the Christmas Holidays. If you plan ahead it’s the perfect time to both look back and look forward and do the right things that will prepare you for next year’s Leaving Certificate. So below we take a look at a few tips for Leaving […]

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Becoming a Teacher

Becoming a Teacher

Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Maybe that could be at primary or secondary level? No matter what level you’d like to work at, one thing is for sure in all cases, teaching brings with it a number of terrific benefits that make it one of the most rewarding and fulfilling jobs. If […]

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CAO Website Embraces Further Education & Apprenticeships

CAO Website Embraces Further Education & Apprenticeships

Last week the CAO website opened its online applications for college places for the 2022 academic year. This year’s application process has extended beyond third level education to include increased options across higher education, further education and training, and apprenticeships for school leavers and other applicants. The CAO website will function as a portal for […]

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What Should I Study in College?

What Should I Study in College?

With the 2022 CAO Application form opening on the 5th of November at 12:00, it’s time to really start thinking about the question ‘What Should I Study in College?’ and prepare yourself to make the right choices when choosing what you would like to study in college. Below we look at a few things to […]

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CAO Round One Offers – What Do I Do Now?

CAO Round One Offers – What Do I Do Now?

  CAO Round One Offers – What Do I Do Now? At this stage you should have received your Leaving Cert results (issued on Friday 3rd September) directly through the candidate self-service portal and today (7th September) the CAO issued the first round offer of places. Below we explore the question: CAO Round One Offers […]

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College Life: How to Live With Other People

College Life: How to Live With Other People

For many freshers, this September could be the first time sharing a house with strangers. You’ve lived at home all your life and your family have cleaned up after you and put up with you and all your funny little ways. Now things are going to be different. You’re going to be sharing a house […]

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5 of the Best: AI Films

5 of the Best: AI Films

The history of film is littered with science fiction that explores the existence of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As far back as 1931 audiences bore witness to man’s creation as Dr Frankenstein shrieked the immortal line “It’s alive”. Of course, the reason to explore such creations is to lay out the dystopian narrative that posits a […]

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Increase in 2021 CAO Applicants

Increase in 2021 CAO Applicants

The CAO application process officially closed last week with its Change of Mind facility and this week the CAO have released data on who applied for what at the close of the application process. This year there was an increase in 2021 CAO applicants. Increase in 2021 CAO Applicants Overall 2021 saw a rise in […]

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‘Your Education, Your Voice, Your Vision’: What Do Students Want?

‘Your Education, Your Voice, Your Vision’: What Do Students Want?

The IUA Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning in Irish Universities project ‘Your Education, Your Voice, Your Vision’ asked 3rd-level students across Ireland to project themselves into a post-COVID future and imagine their ideal learning experience.  The campaign ran from the 17th April – 10th May 2021 via Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. According to the IUA […]

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