NUIG team’s grant from Michael J Fox Foundation

NUIG team’s grant from Michael J Fox Foundation

A team at NUI Galway has been awarded funding of $300,000 from The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to develop a novel approach to brain repair for the disease.

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If you need to change plans, there are alternatives

If you need to change plans, there are alternatives

It’s a stressful time when the Leaving Cert results come out, and all too often it seems a change of plan is needed.

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LGBTQIA: Ireland's first rainbow housing project launched at UL

LGBTQIA: Ireland's first rainbow housing project launched at UL

Ireland’s first ‘Rainbow Housing’ initiative for students who live on campus has been launched at University of Limerick.

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Great future in creative careers, says film producer David Puttnam

Great future in creative careers, says film producer David Puttnam

Renowned film producer Lord David Puttnam has recently made a strong case for careers in the arts.

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Student Profile: Freedom to change courses was ideal for Jessica

Student Profile: Freedom to change courses was ideal for Jessica

During my Leaving Certificate, I changed my mind every week about what I wanted to do in college, eventually I decided that Engineering in NUI Galway was the course for me.

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Student Profile: An experience to savour

Student Profile: An experience to savour

I’d never considered doing Commerce because I didn’t do any business subjects in secondary school but for some reason it felt like the right decision. I also loved the idea of learning French and having the chance to live in France for a year!

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Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs

Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs

John Daly reports on the successful drive by CIT to support ambitious students across a range of disciplines developing a business on campus.

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Alternative paths: Apprenticeships gaining in popularity and diversity

Alternative paths: Apprenticeships gaining in popularity and diversity

School-leavers choosing apprenticeships has doubled in the last three years, up to 16,000 from 8,300 in 2015.

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Health and Wellbeing: Advice for parents and students alike

Health and Wellbeing: Advice for parents and students alike

Sending a child off to college is a bit like taking the stabilisers off of their bike for the first time. They will wobble but the grown up must stay in the background and only intervene when absolutely necessary.

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Almost 75,000 CAO first-round offers issued to students nationwide

Almost 75,000 CAO first-round offers issued to students nationwide

More than 51,500 students nationwide have received an offer of a third level course, as the Central Application Office (CAO) issued almost 75,000 first-round offers this Thursday.

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WIT hosts a new nightlife app for students

WIT hosts a new nightlife app for students

Making the scene just got a whole lot easier for students at Waterford IT, thanks to an app showcasing info on venues, bars, restaurants, casinos, events, transport, safety, promotions, discount, deals and loyalty.

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Guidance Counsellor: What to do when the points just don’t add up

Guidance Counsellor: What to do when the points just don’t add up

Beatrice Dooley, president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, looks at post-Leaving Cert alternatives open to CAO applicants.

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Student Profile: Pursuing my passion in college

Student Profile: Pursuing my passion in college

I decided I wanted to pursue filmmaking in college after taking an optional film/media class in transition year.

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No end to gender divide in Leaving Cert subjects

No end to gender divide in Leaving Cert subjects

When men make up four out of five graduates in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and women make up 87% of primary school teachers, looking at who is studying what may provide some insight into how gender divides in certain careers still occur.

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Student Profile: Erasmus year in Turkey a truly inspiring experience

Student Profile: Erasmus year in Turkey a truly inspiring experience

When I filled out my CAO for the first time, I chose to study Arts. However, I didn’t enjoy all the essays and exams, so when choosing for the second time, I made sure to research a wide range of courses and to find one with practical elements to it.

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Studying in the UK once Brexit dust settles

Studying in the UK once Brexit dust settles

While everyone knows that Brexit is due to come into effect this year, nobody knows exactly what form it will take.

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13 colleges on what first years can expect and what sets them apart

13 colleges on what first years can expect and what sets them apart

Helen O'Callaghan asks 13 colleges how they plan to make their newest students feel welcome,what they feel sets these colleges apart, and whether they've got any new courses on offer this year.

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Tralee secures funding for Springboard+

Tralee secures funding for Springboard+

IT Tralee has secured over €1.16m in funding and 472 places in the State’s Springboard+ initiative for 2019/2020.

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Still time to apply for a SUSI grant; how it is calculated

Still time to apply for a SUSI grant; how it is calculated

It’s not too late to apply for financial assistance for college, but you should apply as soon as possible — and you don’t need to have decided on a course.

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Points to consider before appealing a grade

Points to consider before appealing a grade

When just a few points stand between a student and their prospective course, appealing a grade may help to bridge that gap.

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Students can look forward to a very good jobs market in the years ahead

Students can look forward to a very good jobs market in the years ahead

Students can look forward to a healthy jobs market for the foreseeable future according to Ken Murphy of CareerWise Recruitment who says the market for graduates and others with qualifications has rarely been as healthy with many sectors at near full employment.

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College accommodation: Students living with a family can save €378 a month

College accommodation: Students living with a family can save €378 a month

According to the Cost of Living Guide for students for 2019-’20, produced by Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), students can save up to €378 a month by choosing to live with a host family. .

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College accommodation: Secure, affordable housing proving a real challenge

College accommodation: Secure, affordable housing proving a real challenge

Helen O’Callaghan on the difficulties students face in living away from home.

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Student profile: When choosing a course, it's good to keep your options open

Student profile: When choosing a course, it's good to keep your options open

I chose Commerce because it is an extremely broad sector of Business.

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Student profile: College is a balancing act of study and social life

Student profile: College is a balancing act of study and social life

I chose to study Commerce and French at NUIG because I had always excelled at French and business in school. I also enjoyed accounting and wanted to keep up with it.

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Students should stay calm and take time to consider all options, says guidance counsellor

Students should stay calm and take time to consider all options, says guidance counsellor

Helen Kelleher speaks with Lisa Daunt, guidance counsellor at Kinsale Community College.

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Q&A: Wealth of choices open to Leaving Cert students - inside and outside of CAO places

Q&A: Wealth of choices open to Leaving Cert students - inside and outside of CAO places

For those who did not get the results they wanted, or indeed needed, repeating the Leaving Certificate is probably the first option they will consider, writes Trish McGrath, principal of Hewitt College.

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Your complete renting checklist for students heading off to college

Your complete renting checklist for students heading off to college

Students’ unions can ease pain of living away from home.

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