Education Officer: Dale – Failure is the next step towards a greater success

I want to start this post by saying - I failed today. You failed today. Everyone fails everyday. Whether its failing to get up and go for a morning run, or failing to give my mam a call, and for some people its finding out they failed an exam. These past few weeks have been really enlightening into the mindset of a Trinity student. With such high achievers, the concept of not passing an exam is something that terrifies a lot of us. The most important thing to realize is that while you may have failed the exam - you are in absolutely no way a failure. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with a big f*ck off grin on your face throughout. Do not belittle your abilities - you are here for a reason. So what have I actually been doing this past fortnight? - as from above it’s pretty obvious I have had a lot of students come into me around supplementals and exam results. This is a really stressful time for students - and I just want to emphasize that there is always someone here in college to help you through and support you.


Higher Options : Top 5 Things I Wish I Did

Lána Salmon attended Higher Options when she was in 6th Year & is now in her final year of her undergraduate degree. These are her top tips on making the most of Higher Options…Higher Options is a great opportunity to ask questions, find out more about the options available to you and speak to people in different courses. However it can be easy to get carried away with the crowds and hundreds of stands. Here’s the top 5 things I wish I had done: 1. Get there early: When I went to Higher Options, I had never experienced early morning Dublin traffic. It was a disaster, and we ended up getting to the RDS late. It is definitely worth planning your day in advance to


Drumcondra, Glasnevin and the new DCU

DCU is growing. The young university is spreading its wings across the north of Dublin, with campuses in Glasnevin and Drumcondra. As a result more eager students will be adopting these areas as their new home. So, what can students coming to study in the New DCU expect from this part of our fair city? Student life is about balance. A rounded education does not just happen in a lecture hall. Libraries, books and essays may make up a large part of the university experience but they are not the be all and end all. New friends, new experiences and new locals are all waiting to be explored.

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Student Life in Dublin

Dublin provides a friendly, warm and vibrant environment which not only allows you to accelerate your learning, but have fun doing so. With over 35,000 students within the region, Dublin has become a bustling energetic place that allows students to build new relationships, develop new social skills, and enjoy student life to the full. Don’t just take our word for it though. You can read students blogs below and we’ve also answered common questions.

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Universities & Colleges

Dublin has always had a long tradition of learning and academia, our oldest university Trinity College dates as far back as the 16th Century. Today, we boast a large and diverse range of both State and privately funded third level institutions. Providing an environment which caters for all who wish to further their education, studying in Dublin will give you access to a varied academic landscape. Our third level institutions provide opportunities to learn in such areas as Business, Finance, Science, Arts, ICT, Media, Education, Law and Medicine amongst others. If you are thinking about atte

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GradIreland Graduate Careers Fair


Job hunting? Interested in meeting some of Ireland's leading graduate employers in a whole range of sectors? Ireland's Official Careers Fair is the event for you! With employers including PWC, Aldi, Lidl, Saleforce, Aer Lingus, FDM, Public Appointments, Kerry Group, Jameson, Paddy Power, Smyths Toys, Diageo, ESB, Intel and Musgraves in attendance to name just a few - this is your chance to find out what it's like to work with one of these companies.  The event will also feature a Further Study Zone, the perfect place for you to find out lots of information about postgraduate study, whether it

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What's On

Dublin Festival of History

Various Locations

The Dublin Festival of History brings authors and historians of national and international renown to Dublin to lecture, debate and engage with audiences on history topics. The festival is aimed at anyone with an interest in history and who enjoys reading history for pleasure. The festival is managed by Dublin City Public Libraries.

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Codemotion Dublin 2016

Croke Park

Codemotion Dublin is a conference format designed for the programming community and is organised by developers for developers.

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DojoCon 2016

Royal Marine Hotel

DojoCon 2016 will take place from Friday, Oct 21st until Sunday, Oct 23rd. Events will take place in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire & the DLR Lexicon Library while socials will take place throughout the town. Attendees can look forward to high profile guest speakers, workshops, debates, demonstrations and of course highly enjoyable social evenings.

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CONNECT: Dublin’s Research Renaissance

What CONNECT does has the potential to impact on all of us. As well as the intellectual and academic importance of the research done here, its practical application is just as relevant. According to CONNECT’s Andrew O’Connell, there is a strong culture here of commercialising the research, taking it from the lab and turning it into a commercially viable product or service.

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Grangegorman Gets Schooled

Young people are the future. It’s why we cherish them and invest in them. That’s not to say that everybody would necessarily be thrilled at the prospect of 20,000 students arriving on their doorstep, which is exactly what will happen at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s formidable new Grangegorman Campus. Thanks to meticulous planning and a comprehensive vision of what the whole area will become, however, this dramatic swelling of Grangegorman’s population is being anticipated with something resembling excitement.

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Meet A Dubliner – Niamh Scanlon, Coder

I’m 13 years old, and I’m into coding. I went to my first coding club in Coder Dojo when I was 9, my Mum heard about it from someone and said that I should just give it a go, and from the first day I just loved the fact that you could create anything from coding. Coder Dojo runs classes that teach young people how to code for free, there are always mentors there to help you if you get stuck with anything. I think that they’re great, they have gotten a lot of young people into coding, and into tech. If you’re really creative, and y

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