Erasmus+

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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Learn Sign Language

Learn Sign Language

Learn Sign Language: What are the languages of Ireland? If you were to ask people this question, most of them would say Irish and English. There is one more language however, the Irish Sign Language (ISL).  According to www.irishdeafsociety.ie Irish Sign Language is the first and/or preferred language of 5000 Deaf people in Ireland and […]

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5 Qualities of a Good College Student

5 Qualities of a Good College Student

You might think that being a good college student simply means being good at your subject and studying. Of course these are both vital in your journey from school to college and will contribute to your success. But alongside this you need to be aware of certain qualities you will need which will help you […]

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Completing Your CAO Application Form

Completing Your CAO Application Form

With CAO deadlines approaching we take a look at things to consider when completing your CAO Application form. Activate Your Account If you haven’t done it already, make sure you activate your account. You have until 20th Jan to sign up. At this stage it’s not about courses. You just need to open your account […]

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How To Write Your First College Essay

How To Write Your First College Essay

For many students, writing their first college essay can seem a daunting task. Often simply reading the title can make you feel like the Leaving Cert was a doddle! You’re not in Kansas anymore. But don’t worry – it’s not as difficult as you might first imagine. This is your first year in college and […]

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I Want to Be a Vet

I Want to Be a Vet

I Want to Be a Vet – is that something you dream about? If it is, read on as we look at the steps you need to take to make your dream of becoming a Vet come true, starting in secondary school and working your way through to graduating college. A veterinarian, also known as […]

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Last-minute Christmas Gifts for Students!

Last-minute Christmas Gifts for Students!

You’ve done all the shopping but you’d like to give the student in your life an extra present, one that will be perfect for college life. It’s too late at this stage to add to Bezos’ bank account and order online so we take a look at some last-minute gifts for students that you can […]

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Fight the Power! Climate Change Education

Fight the Power! Climate Change Education

Fight the Power! Climate Change Education: According to the UN, Climate Change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment. “From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and […]

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How to Stay Motivated in College During Lockdown

How to Stay Motivated in College During Lockdown

How to Stay Motivated in College During Lockdown: With the reality of colleges moving their classes online, it is imperative that now, more than ever, we make sure that students don’t become disorientated with their studies, lack motivation, get left behind and slip through the cracks. Little research has come out so far of students’ […]

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Study Science at College

Study Science at College

Study Science at College: Thinking about studying science at college? Interested in pursuing a career in science? Now in its 25th year, Science Week 2020 will take place from November 8th to 15th and to mark the event we thought we’d take a look at some of the options that are open to you if […]

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Effective Learning: The Feynman Technique

Effective Learning: The Feynman Technique

Effective Learning: The Feynman Technique: Effective learning is something all students should strive toward. It’s all well and good taking page after page of lecture notes, highlighting the main points, spending hours reading and re-reading. But are you learning effectively?  Passive learning is a method of learning or instruction where students receive information and internalize […]

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