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THE PRESSURE OF THE LEAVING CERT: A TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE
Nobody hears the words “Leaving Cert” and gets a warm, fuzzy feeling inside and reminisces happily about the time they...
Tue, 20 Jun 2017
NOW IS THE TIME TO REVIEW YOUR CAO CHOICES AND CHECK ALERTS
The Leaving Cert exams are in full swing. It is likely that the past week has presented some challenges and perhaps...
Thu, 15 Jun 2017
TIPS FOR FILLING OUT YOUR CAO FORM
1. Remember; it’s YOUR choice – This might seem a bit obvious, but this is your CAO form and it should be your choices...
Mon, 22 May 2017
AN ACADEMIC SABBATICAL: TEN REASONS WHY IT WORKS
Fashion designers, world leaders, chief executives and academics have long recognised the importance of sabbaticals of...
Mon, 15 May 2017
NO, NAY, NEVER TO A CAPITALIST EDUCATION SYSTEM
Perception versus Reality Wikipedia refers to the ‘Wild Rover’ as the stereotypical Irish drinking song. My time living...
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
SO YOU WANT TO DO A JOURNALISM COURSE
As I was approaching the end of Secondary School all those years ago now, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do –...
Fri, 10 Mar 2017
COLLEGE PRODUCTIVITY 101
Looking for actionable techniques to enhance your academic productivity? No one knows these better than Ph.D. students...
Thu, 9 Mar 2017
MY EXPERIENCE OF REPEATING THE LEAVING CERT
The first time I sat my Leaving Certificate, the end result was catastrophic. I was always a good student, always had...
Thu, 9 Mar 2017
WHY TRANSITION YEAR SHOULD NOT BE MANDATORY IN SCHOOLS
In recent years, there has been a massive increase in the amount of second level students who have opted to skip...
Mon, 6 Mar 2017
SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS IN IRISH COLLEGES
Today, universities are happy to reward talent on the pitch as well as in the classroom. Sporting scholarships are now...
Thu, 2 Mar 2017