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Private education in Dublin

Private schools in Dublin What are your options and is it worth it? Choosing a school for your child is a big decision and one that weighs heavily on many parents and guardians. If you go for a fee-paying institution, what are your options? If you’re a parent who wants your child privately educated in Dublin, is it really worth paying for? What should you consider before making the call? And what sort of money are you looking at paying? Here’s Dublin.ie’s Q&A guide to fee-paying schools How many fee-paying schools are there? There are 33 fee-paying schools in Dublin, the majority of which are conc

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Making a change to your CAO form? Think DIT

Now that the Leaving Certificate is (almost) a distant memory, you may be considering making some changes to your CAO form. Head of Admissions at DIT, Frank Costello has some advice for students re-thinking their CAO choices might need some additional information and help. Some students who are anxious about their CAO choice can be overly influenced by what their peers are saying about their exam performance, especially on social media. My advice is to ignore the chatter and make your decisions supported by your performance. For example, if you are worried that you may not get the points for a Level 8 programme in the subjects you’re most interested in, my advice is to look at Level 6/7 programmes in those or related subjects so that you have more options available once CAO offers issue in August.

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DCU Open Day

Nursing Building DCU

Offering a unique opportunity for 2018 CAO applicants and their parents/guardians to find out all they need to know to make a more informed decision about DCU before the CAO Change of Mind deadline on July 1st. The event will take place in the Nursing Building. If travelling by car, please park in Car Park 1 – the Multi-storey, which is the first building on the right hand side (after the small roundabout). Please use the Collins Avenue entrance. The Open Day will provide you with the opportunity to speak with DCU staff and current students from all faculties. DCU students will also be

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Ed Giansante & eDublin – A local guide for Brazilians

Ed Giansante left Sao Paulo for Dublin in 2008 with the hope of learning English and making a new start in Ireland. He lived with a host family in a Dublin suburb and went to an English language school near Mountjoy Square. His timing was both good and bad. Ireland’s economy had hit a massive recession, and the country was facing into a period of austerity. It would be hard for a native to survive in the capital under such conditions, let alone a non-English speaker. He found work with Stratogen, an advertising agency, where he worked for 18 months. “I was making hardly any money, because of the recession, but I had a job. That was really important in so many wa

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Deciding to Study Medicine in UCD

Current UCD Medicine Student Eoin Downes takes a look back at filling out his CAO application and why he put Medicine in UCD as Number One. So the Leaving Cert is over, the textbooks have been thrown into the back of the closet hopefully never to be seen again, and summer is just about to begin. After summer the next exciting chapter of your life begins: COLLEGE! You may have known exactly what you wanted to study since day one of filling out the CAO, or you may still be confused. Medicine or science? Five years or six years? Cork, Dublin or Galway? There are hundreds of choices to be made, but you still have time! The CAO Change of Mind facility closes at 5.15pm on the 1st of July, and I want to tell you why you should put UCD as your number one if you are hoping to study Medicine in September.

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Dublin Maker

Merrion Square

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 21st, 2018 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, ho

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NACADA International Conference | Dublin

O'Brien Centre for Science

The NACADA International Conference provides an opportunity to share scholarly research, whether presenting or networking,  that clarifies best practices as well as strategies and programs that engage students in advising. Connect with practitioners in the field of academic advising, tutoring, or mentoring as we search for ways to empower our students.

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Science Gallery Dublin Summer School Programme

Science Gallery

Are you between 15 and 20, with a love of science, technology and amazing creative spaces? Are you a budding Brian Cox or new Cherry Healey? Join us for the Science Gallery Dublin Summer School this 16th to 20th July — a week of interactive and engaging science communication workshops, panel discussions and interactive sessions where you'll meet with leading science communicators and find out more about why being able to talk science talk is so important. You'll also have the opportunity to create a unique project and present to members of the Science Gallery Youth Community from around t

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The Festival of Curiosity*

Various Locations

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland's annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of its kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innov

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UCD’s Irish Folklore Centre

Folklore: leprechauns, legends and fireside stories, right? Not quite. If you go down to UCD today, you’ll find a very different story. From its origins with Irish folklore collectors who, from the 1920s, scrambled around the country on a mission to record traditions, the National Folklore Collection (NFC) has grown into one of the biggest and most impressive collections of folklore and oral traditions anywhere in the world. The collection itself consists of almost 4,000 volumes of bound folklore, much of it handwritten and a substantial portion of it collected by schoolchildren during a spec

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Degrees of Research

What’s being discovered at Dublin’s third-levels? Postgraduate degrees are increasingly useful for people who want to stand out in the jobs market. Much of the focus here has tended to be on taught masters programmes, but the skills picked up during a masters by research or a doctoral (PhD) programme are invaluable: you will learn about how to research and evaluate information and then effectively communicate what you have learned. We spoke to four students about their research projects and what’s next for them. Lisa Koep, PhD candidate at the school of marketing in DIT’s college o

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You’re learning wha’?!

Many people think of learning as something related to their job or school. But we can also learn for fun. Dublin is host to an array of very unusual classes – so whoever says learning is boring is very wrong. Whether it’s to learn a new party piece or to up-skill in an unusual activity there is loads to do. And with less common activities you might even have the competitive edge! We’re always trying to get the work/life balance right but with handstand classes in Dublin we’re talking a whole new type of balance. Okay, standing upside down might seem a bit daunting. But why not be inspired by those amazing displays at the Olympics this year and give it a go? It

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