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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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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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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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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