Quality is a Habit!

Quality is a Habit!

OTC Associate Tutor Joe McDonald explores how an organisation can best deliver a quality service. ‘Quality is not an activity; it is a habit’ – Aristotle It is an absolute commitment to pursue excellence in every interaction that we have and in each action that we take. Can you honestly say that your organisation provides […]

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Top Growing Occupations

Top Growing Occupations

Today, the Skills & Labour Market Research Unit in SOLAS published a new report,  “Shifting Sands Navigating the patterns emerging in the Irish labour market post-COVID-19”. The report examines changes in the workforce landscape in Ireland and includes a spotlight on the top growing  occupations SOLAS is the Further Education and Training Authority in Ireland. […]

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Why Take a Micro-credential at Trinity College Dublin

Why Take a Micro-credential at Trinity College Dublin

For career-minded individuals looking to upskill to gain a promotion or reskill to change industries there are many options available when it comes to lifelong learning. Many of us are familiar with terms such as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and short courses but less is known about micro-credentials. So, what are they, how do they […]

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Why Students Need To Attend Jobs Expo Dublin

Why Students Need To Attend Jobs Expo Dublin

Jobs Expo is returning to Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday 26th March 2022. This event will feature hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. It’s not only a terrific opportunity for jobseekers but also it provides a great platform […]

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Films to Watch at Christmas

Films to Watch at Christmas

We hope you are all looking forward to a safe and festive holidays this Christmas. You’ve earned a break! So why not settle down in front of the TV over the holidays and watch your favourite Christmas films with your loved ones. After all, ’tis the season! Below we pick out 10 of our favourite […]

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5 Gadgets for Students This Christmas

5 Gadgets for Students This Christmas

As the temperature drops around us and December knocks on the door – it’s time to fend off those Winter blues and think about treating yourself this Christmas and putting an early word in for gifts that you want. What could be better than a bright shiny new gadget that will improve your life in […]

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Say Yes to Yoga

Say Yes to Yoga

College life is a busy time for all students – you’ve got classes, studying, exams, societies, sports, socialising – phew! There’s a lot going on – but it’s important that you don’t get completely absorbed in being on the go all the time. It’s easy to get overwhelmed amongst all the mayhem and the day-to-day […]

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On Your Bike! Cycling to College

On Your Bike! Cycling to College

We’ve been blessed recently with fabulous weather and many people have been taking advantage of it and been out and about enjoying the sunshine. And a lot of these people have chosen the bicycle as their favourite way to spend time outdoors. There has been a noticeable increase in cycling over the last couple of […]

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What is Springboard+

What is Springboard+

What is Springboard+ Springboard+ is an initiative that aims to provide free/ subsidised education, upskilling and reskilling opportunities through higher education in areas where there is a skills need. Courses are free for people who are unemployed, who were previously self-employed, and for people returning to work. The courses are also available at a 10% […]

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Studying Medicine: HPAT Results

Studying Medicine: HPAT Results

Earlier this month on 19th June the HPAT – Ireland results were released, informing thousands of students of their results of their HPAT – Ireland exams, which they hope will assist them in getting one of the hundreds of places on an undergraduate Medicine and health professions degree programmes in the participating Irish universities. We […]

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What is Erasmus+?

What is Erasmus+?

This morning saw the launch of the new Erasmus+ programme as part of the Erasmus+ & European Solidarity Corps National Launch 2021. Many of us have heard of Erasmus but what exactly is it and how can Irish students take part in it? We take a quick look at what the Erasmus+ programme means for […]

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Euro 2020 Languages

Euro 2020 Languages

The Euros kicked off last week and brings together 24 nations to compete against each other  to win the crown of International European Champions. We thought we’d take this opportunity to take a quick overlook at Euro 2020 Languages and celebrate the languages  on offer at the Euros and… who knows, maybe the competition might […]

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Here Comes the Summer Schools!

Here Comes the Summer Schools!

As June brings with it the promise of beautiful weather, so does it herald the school holidays for secondary students around the country. And while the reality of Covid that stole Summer 2020 is still with us – there are a number of summer schools and camps available online and hopefully outdoors that students can […]

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What Is Fintech?

What Is Fintech?

Language is constantly evolving and brings new words into being on a daily basis. Some we use, some we don’t. Some become buzzwords. Some are hardly uttered. Some are here to stay. Some pass us by in the night. One that is definitely here to stay and has become a part and parcel of our […]

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Review of the SUSI Grant Applications

Review of the SUSI Grant Applications

On Monday, 29th March students from Co Limerick attended a virtual public meeting with the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris TD to discuss SUSI grant applications and the current review of the scheme. SUSI is the main financial support scheme for students studying in Ireland. The goal of the SUSI scheme is […]

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Easter Tips for Students

Easter Tips for Students

Easter Tips for Students: The clocks have gone forward, the weather is getting better and the unmentionable is closer to ending! As schools and colleges close for the Easter break we take a look at what boxes you need to tick to make the most of the 2-week break and set you up for a […]

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What are the Fulbright Irish Awards

What are the Fulbright Irish Awards

The Fulbright Awards Roadshow is currently touring virtually through Irish universities featuring representatives of The Fulbright Commission Ireland showcasing the awards that are available and how those interested should approach the application stage. If you were wondering what are the Fulbright Irish Awards, we’ve gathered the relevant information for you to get you up to […]

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What is STEM?

What is STEM?

Today, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, announced a national investment of €5.2 million through the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme. The funding will support 49 public engagement and education initiatives that aim to improve public understanding of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) and engage a […]

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What is Cyber Security?

What is Cyber Security?

It’s become a common word but have you ever asked yourself ‘What is Cyber Security?’ Maybe you have an interest in it and have been thinking about finding out more or maybe pursuing it as a study option. Well, read on… Cyber security is concerned with protecting the likes of computers, servers, networks, programs, mobile […]

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Podcasts as an Educational Tool

Podcasts as an Educational Tool

Podcasting is a great way to distribute content these days and if we consider education to be the most important content there is, then podcasts are a perfect fit for school, colleges and universities. So in this article we wanted to look at the use of podcasts as an educational tool. Podcasting in education can […]

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