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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Mathematics: Career Options

Mathematics: Career Options

“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” -Shakuntala Devi   Maths Week is currently taking place this week from 10th – 18th October and is always a great time to encourage young people to form a positive attitude towards maths and features a variety of […]

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Why Do the Numbers of Girls Studying Physics at Leaving Cert Level Remain so Low?

Why Do the Numbers of Girls Studying Physics at Leaving Cert Level Remain so Low?

AIP Conference Proceedings is a serial published by the American Institute of Physics since 1970. It publishes the proceedings from various conferences of physics societies. In 2019, an article posed the question “How successful are women in physics in Ireland?”. It concluded that women in Ireland are very successful when they study physics. Yet it […]

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World Teachers’ Day – Becoming a Primary School Teacher

World Teachers’ Day – Becoming a Primary School Teacher

Today is World Teachers’ Day, an annual celebration of those who dedicate their lives to the education of our children. Teachers’ Day exists to “acknowledge, evaluate and enhance the instructors of the world” and to give a chance to consider the issues identified with educators and the teaching process in general. In the current climate […]

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Reports Highlight Need for Investment in Education

Reports Highlight Need for Investment in Education

While the education sector struggles with the start of the 2020/2021 academic year under the weight of COVID-19 and the latest restrictions that are affecting thousands of students who have been forced to start college life online, two recent reports have highlighted Ireland’s poor track record for investment in education.  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation […]

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Blended Learning – Challenges Ahead: Educational Institutions

Blended Learning – Challenges Ahead: Educational Institutions

  Last week, we took a look at the challenges facing teachers dealing with the online element of blended learning, in particular those challenges that involve self-regulation and the use of technology for studying. Before that in part one, we looked at the challenges facing students. In this third and final part, we focus on […]

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