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BIMM: Music in the making

Looking for stars? Try BIMM Spotted a famous musician in Dublin recently? There’s a fair chance they were coming out of DIT’s school of commercial music. Situated on Francis Street in Dublin 8, the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) holds regular masterclasses for its students with world-class musicians: Imelda May, Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain and even Hozier have paid surprise visits. US singer-songwriter John Grant offered a songwriting masterclass. U2’s The Edge has attended a BIMM graduation ceremony. All of the tutors at BIMM are working mus

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‘It will be weird being in different colleges’ – twins delighted with their Leaving results

It was a double act in the Pepper household as twins Aidan and Kate collected their Leaving Cert results. Aidan notched up an impressive 602 points which included five H1s at Pobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle, Dublin. He is hoping to go on to study medicine, while his twin sister is hoping to go on to social work in Blanchardstown IT. "I'm hoping Monday will go my way, I already have my HPAT results from earlier in the year," said Aidan. Meanwhile, Kate scored more than she needed for her course. "It was expected that Aidan would do better than me, because he was aiming higher. I'm very confident I'll get my place in Blanchardstown, so it's just a wait till Monday now. We weren't that competitive," continued Kate. "We are both so different in how we study and in what we want to do." The pair were head boy and head girl at the school, and Kate thought it would be strange going their separate ways for third-level. "It will be a bit weird not being in the same college - but you can't do anything else." While university was on the mind of many, Principal Patrick McKenna said that the paths the students at the school would take would be varied. Some 120 pupils picked up the all-important envelopes at the school yesterday morning. "Many students are going back in the direction of apprenticeships, while others are going straight to work," he said. One student who decided to go down a slightly different route was Emma Keogh, from Kilbarrack.

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National Heritage Week

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Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate in Heritage Week by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year.

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DCU’s Water Institute: Solving global problems

The water wars have begun. The devastating conflict in Syria was sparked by a water scarcity that pushed people into the cities and provoked unrest, the unrest in Yemen is rooted in a water crisis. Large parts of America and Australia are feeling the strain, and experts fear a future war for water between India and China. So, forget oil: the greatest battles and conflicts of the 21st century will be over humanity’s most precious resource. Ireland, with an average of 150 days of rainfall along the east and southeast coasts to 225 days in parts of the west, might seem immune to the problems of water supply, but our policymakers are waking up to the challenge of providing s

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Graduate season: Here’s what you need to know

To truly kick off Graduates Month, we've got plenty of advice, tips and personal stories for new graduates. Last week marked the beginning of August and the start of Graduates Month here on Siliconrepublic.com. With no official jobs announcements in Ireland, employers across the country are starting to look for bright, talented new graduates to join their company. Many of these will have graduate programmes, but even those who don't will still be searching for fresh graduates to join their team across a wide variety of industries. But with so much information out there, graduates might get a little overwhelmed and be left wondering which path is the right one for them. With this in mind, we've started our focus on graduates with some practical tips to help you navigate through the first steps to your career. As mentioned, countless companies will be vying for your attention right now, and we've selected 11 great ones with graduate programmes to help inspire you. We'll be looking at even more cool sci-tech companies throughout the month, so stay tuned.

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The LGBTQ student experience in Dublin

Dublin is a friendly and welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) students. Third-levels all have LGBTQ societies, while the city’s bars, restaurants and clubs are welcoming spaces. Dublin.ie spoke to three LGBTQ students about their experience of the city. Growing up gay or bisexual can be tough. Being a young transgender person can be even harder. But in recent years, Ireland has come on in leaps and bounds. Organisations like youth support group BeLonGTo and the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (Teni) have opened up spaces for peop

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Maynooth University | Engineering Mathematics Entrance Preparatory Course

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Engineering Mathematics Entrance Preparatory Course Material covered: Logistics for the day of the Engineering Mathematics Exam Exam Structure Brief Introduction to Mathematics in Engineering Lecture on some Engineering Maths Exam topics Tutorial Session covering Past Papers Register your attendance for the optional Preparatory Course by emailing electronic.engineering@mu.ie Engineering Mathematics Examination 2018 The Engineering Mathematics Exam provides prospective Engineering students with a second chance to secure the required H4 (previously HC3) in Leaving Cert

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Maths Competency Test for 2018 CAO Applicants

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DIT is holding a Mathematics Competency Test (MCT) for applicants to its Level 8 (Honours) Degree Programmes which require Higher Level Maths. DT302 Business Analytics DT066 Engineering (General Entry) The purpose of the MCT is to offer candidates an alternative route to achieve this minimum entry requirement. The MCT is not obligatory and no extra CAO points are awarded for successful students. Those students that are successful will have met the minimum entry requirement of Higher Level Maths in Leaving Certificate Mathematics. The MCT is set at a similar standard as the Leavin

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UCD | Part-Time Open Day

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You are invited to a Part-Time Open Day in UCD Access & Lifelong Learning on Friday 24th August. Students attending on the day will have the opportunity to find out more about our alternative pathways into university through University Access, Open Learning and Lifelong Learning. Students will have the opportunity to find out more, to speak to academic staff and other Access & Lifelong Learning students.

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    The Lir Academy offers an Armed Combat qualification in collaboration with the Irish Dramatic Combat Academy in Armed Fighting. Suitable for beginners or experienced performers who want to upskill. Book online at: https://t.co/nLjyj5DtpD https://t.co/rMl94H3nCA

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NCAD: Bringing Art to the City’s Heart

Art College is a waste of time, right? Not so: The National College of Art & Design is really punching above its weight and is intent on disproving the lazy stereotypes about art students. Its annual showcase has become an art and design highlight in the city, featuring painting, product design, sculpture, fashion and more. Meanwhile, its fashion students have been awarded top prizes both here and abroad and the college is climbing the QS world college rankings. Luncheonette, their basement café, happens to be one of the best lunch spots in the city, and it’s open to the general public. And the students bring

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A Literary Tour of Dublin

Joyce, O’Casey, Beckett – you can’t even cross the Liffey without acknowledging Dublin’s literary heritage in the names of its bridges. The ubiquitous blue plaques marking writers’ birthplaces and residences are in such abundance, we can lose sight of how spoiled we are for old haunts of the literary greats: Wittgenstein on Parkgate Street, Bernard Shaw on Synge Street, Bram Stoker on Marino Crescent – even the Irish Writers’ Centre on Parnell Square. So yes, for a thorough literary tour, there is the option to get out the map and go wandering. Make a Yeatsian pilgrimage to Sandymount Avenue to

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Language Dublin: Instituto Cervantes

Today we’re meeting Victor Andresco and Laura Martín, director and cultural officer respectively at the Dublin branch of the Instituto Cervantes, the international Spanish language and cultural organisation. Dublin is a place that is somehow familiar to the Spanish, Victor reckons. It’s not exotic or strange, he says – and he means that in a good way. Spanish people often send their children here to learn English, he points out. His Dublin taxi driver might very well own a holiday home in Spain. And there are other links, too. “We Spaniards feel very close to you”, he says, “s

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Trinity students and alumni share their Trinity experience stories, which helped shape their lives

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