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TU4Dublin submits application to become Ireland’s first Technological University

TU4Dublin submits application to become Ireland’s first Technological University

Pictured above: Representatives of the Governing Bodies of DIT, ITT and ITB with (front left) Chair, Professor Tom Collins, following the submission of the TU4Dublin application for designation as a Technological University. The Technological University for Dublin Alliance has submitted a formal application to the Minister for Education and Skills to seek designation as the first technological…

The facts on eatings disorders

The facts on eatings disorders

What Are Eating Disorders? The term ‘eating disorder’ refers to a complex, potentially life-threatening condition, characterised by severe disturbances in eating behaviours. Eating disorders can be seen as a way of coping with emotional distress, or as a symptom of underlying issues. • Eating disorders are not primarily about food • People can and do…

Generation Apprenticeship Competition Exhibits on Display in National College of Ireland 6th – 30th April

Generation Apprenticeship Competition Exhibits on Display in National College of Ireland 6th – 30th April

Ireland is forging ahead on expansion of its apprenticeship system to meet 21st century skills needs and to support dynamic growth of our economy and society. There are currently 36 apprenticeship programmes available in Ireland, with a further 16 programmes currently in active development and are due to available this year. Apprenticeships have long been…

CAO – Change of Mind – 4th May (12:00 noon) to 1st July (17:15)

CAO – Change of Mind – 4th May (12:00 noon) to 1st July (17:15)

At the beginning of May applicants will be able to register an online change of course choices, free of charge. If you change online an acknowledgement will be sent to the e-mail address you used at the application stage. There is no fee for using the Change of Mind facility. Making Changes: – subject to…

Kildare woman Aoife Kerwin wins top award at the USI Student Achievement Awards Ireland

Kildare woman Aoife Kerwin wins top award at the USI Student Achievement Awards Ireland

  Photo: USI President Michael Kerrigan (L) with Aoife Kerwin (R) winner of the President’s Award at the USI Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2018 Local Kildare woman Aoife Kerwin has scooped the prestigious USI President’s Award at the Union of Students in Ireland (USI)  Student Achievement Awards Ireland (SAAI) 2018 in the Radisson Blu, Dublin…

Looking out for Dyslexia

Looking out for Dyslexia

Dyslexic difficulties occur on a continuum from mild to severe and affect approximately 10% of the population. The Dyslexia Association of Ireland’s campaigns for mandatory teaching training, equitable access to identification and supports, and funding support services for children and adults with dyslexia. THERE are many definitions of dyslexia. A very simple one would be…

Physical Education is coming to the Leaving Cert – what you need to know

Physical Education is coming to the Leaving Cert – what you need to know

When will the new Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework be available in schools? Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework (SCPE) will be available on a phased basis starting with a group of schools in September 2018 (Phase 1). How will schools be selected? Phase 1 of the implementation process will involve a small cohort of schools…

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launches  HealthFest 2018 National Sports Complex Dublin 26th April 2018

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launches HealthFest 2018 National Sports Complex Dublin 26th April 2018

Photo above: Leo Varadkar pictured with students from Newpark School – Nathan Moore, Caia Murdoch, Jess Whelan and Molly Healy Over 3,000 secondary students and teachers from all over the country attended last year’s HealthFest event in the RDS in Dublin. Organised by the National Dairy Council and safefood, the free event has become one…

100,000 children to take part in Tech Week 2018

100,000 children to take part in Tech Week 2018

Tech Week 2018, Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at sparking an interest in technology and related study and careers among students, parents and the public takes place all over Ireland this year from 22nd – 28th April. Organised by the ICS Foundation, the social enterprise arm of the Irish Computer Society, and supported by…

An Foras Pátrúnachta plans multilingual future

An Foras Pátrúnachta plans multilingual future

The largest patron of Irish medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta (AFP), has launched a new initiative to advance multilingualism across its nationwide school network, with a view that pupils will leave primary school proficient in three languages. AFP is promoting Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), which is an approach to language…

Extra teacher training course places announced

Extra teacher training course places announced

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton has announced an expansion of the number of places on post primary teacher education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. There will be additional places provided in the priority areas of STEM, Irish and Foreign Languages. While the numbers graduating from post primary teacher education courses –…

Technological Universities Bill becomes law

Technological Universities Bill becomes law

The Technological Universities Bill has been signed into law with the first application to be submitted in the coming months with a view to the establishment of the first Technological University in the current year. Many of the Institutes of Technology are hoping to transit to the new designation in regional groupings. 10 out of…

Minister Bruton announces plans to establish 42 new schools over the next 4 years

Minister Bruton announces plans to establish 42 new schools over the next 4 years

Phased start up initially with a view to ultimately providing over 20,000 new school places New online system being developed to ensure parents have best information on all proposed models of patronage The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today announced plans for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next 4…

Secondary School Students invited to take part in young travel writers competition 2018

Secondary School Students invited to take part in young travel writers competition 2018

Secondary School Students invited to take part in young travel writers competition 2018   A writing competition aimed at discovering Ireland’s best young travel writers has been announced by the organiser’s of the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, which is set to take place in the heritage town of Lismore in county Waterford this June…

NUI Galway MARIO Project Among Top 25 Projects in European Commission Studies

NUI Galway MARIO Project Among Top 25 Projects in European Commission Studies

A research project led by NUI Galway has established that companion robots can have a positive impact on older people living with dementia. Such is the impact of this research, it has been featured in a new European Commission study analysing the impact on society of EU-funded research and innovation in technology for active and…

New Research Programme at UCD to Focus on Improving Survival Rates of Children and Teens Affected by Cancers of the Blood

New Research Programme at UCD to Focus on Improving Survival Rates of Children and Teens Affected by Cancers of the Blood

National Children’s Research Centre and CMRF Crumlin welcomes appointment of New Professor in Paediatric Haematology at UCD Appointment funded through legacy donation from the late Brendan McGonnell Dublin, Ireland, 27th March 2018, University College Dublin (UCD), the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC), and the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF) Crumlin today announced the appointment…

The Impact of Concussion

The Impact of Concussion

Health and safety awareness is high in Irish education. But a recent sporting tragedy has raised new concerns about the dangers of concussion and prompted calls for managers and principals to respond.HEAD injury has always been taken seriously. But only in recent years has the seriousness of concussion as a potentially fatal injury been fully…

CÚRAM Researchers Find Potential New Treatment for Lower Back Pain

CÚRAM Researchers Find Potential New Treatment for Lower Back Pain

Professor Abhay Pandit and his research team at CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, have just published their research into a potential new treatment for lower back pain in the prestigious journal Science Advances. The research team developed a biomaterial-based therapy that can be adapted to an injectable system,…

The Real Student’s Review

The Real Student’s Review

Hi, my name is Aaron, and I’m going to tell you all the reality of being a student. I’ll start from the very start. I went to secondary school and I completed my Leaving Cert. I got a pretty good result of just over 400 points. In the months leading up to the Leaving Cert…

New policy prioritises teaching foreign languages

New policy prioritises teaching foreign languages

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton has launched the government’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026. The plan sets out a roadmap to put Ireland in the top ten countries in Europe for the teaching and learning of foreign languages, through a number of measures targeted at improving proficiency, diversity and immersion.