UCD News

Upcoming Virtual Events

January 11 – QQI-FET entry to Science, Sustainability, Computer Science, Ag & Food Science Open Day

January 11 – QQI-FET entry to Social Sciences & Law

January 11 – UCD Engineering Open Evening

January 13  –UCD Architecture, Landscape Architecture and City Planning & Environmental Policy Open Day

January 18 – UCD BSc Sustainability Taster Lecture Event

January 18 – UCD Social Sciences Open Evening

January 19 – UCD Law Open Evening

January 20 – UCD Arts & Humanities Open Evening

January 27 – UCD Languages: Why Study Languages at UCD?

February 12 – UCD Science, Sustainability, Computer Science, Actuarial & Financial Studies Taster Lecture Event

Please visit our events page for further details and registration. 

Ten Steps to Selecting a course

Ten Steps to Selecting a Course

1 Establish your career goals and interests. Think about what you enjoy, what you are good at, what kind of personality you are, and the values you hold. Find out more about the nature, working conditions and future prospects of the jobs that interest you.

2 If you know what career interests you the most, find what kind of education and training you’ll need to work in that field and anything else that can help you narrow your focus.

3 Familiarise yourself with the different types of courses in a given field. Compare and contrast these courses. Decide on the type of course which suits you best. Spend time on your CAO handbook and UCAS.

4 Make sure you are academically prepared for college. Have you the subjects required for entry to the course that you are interest in? Have you checked how many points were required for entry to the course last year? Is the course Level 6, Level 7 or Level 8?

5 Choose college characteristics that are important to you, for example, location, class size, facilities, learning environment, student life.

6 Gather as much information as possible about the college. Talk to people who are currently studying there. If that is not possible, contact the college directly.

7 Make a short list of the colleges that possess the characteristics you’re looking for and that best meet your goals and needs.

8 Request additional information from the colleges on your list if the college prospectus does not provide you with sufficient information.

9Visited the college websites and other Internet resources for more information.

10 Be Honest / Reflective / and Committed

Guidance, careers & education news

  1. Leinster Rugby Summer Camps
  2. Updates from UL
  3. Updates from Rathmines College
  4. Updates from College of FET Ennis
  5. What Is Structural Engineering?
  6. Students with Disabilities – Learning from Home Survey 2021
  7. Smart Futures Celebrates #TechWeek
  8. SFI Webinar – Career in Tech
  9. Parental Insights to Support Your Child Through to Exam Day
  10. Discovery Primary Science and Maths
  11. DkIT to host a series of Undergraduate Degree Webinars
  12. LYIT Supporting IGC Conference
  13. Q&A with Head of Department of Business Studies LYIT
  14. LYIT New Entrant Sports Scholarships Application Deadline

Guidance, education & careers news

  1. Immersive Reader for Students with Vision Problems
  2. Colour Overlay – Online Screen Masking Tool
  3. Webinar on Careers in Transport
  4. MFA Graduation Online Exhibition and Artist Talk
  5. Try Horticulture Event in April
  6. CareersNet network for lifelong guidance and career development
  7. OEM Apprenticeship Breakfast Briefing 2021
  8. Illustrations Free to use
  9. Upskilling Programmes for Post-Primary Teachers in Mathematics, Physics and Spanish
  10. Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) is now available at MTU
  11. Sports Development with Personal Training
  12. NCGE Bulletin – April 2021
  13. Career Events & Deadlines for the next week
  14. May Open Days – Studying Medical and Veterinary Sciences in the Heart of Europe

Guidance, education & careers news

  1. Webinar on Cost of Going to College
  2. NYCI Child Protection Programme
  3. Smart Futures – Webinars
  4. The Innovations we need to Avoid a Climate Disaster
  5. WIT launches physics video competition
  6. Deadline extended for €12,000 CAO scholarship
  7. Astrophysics & Cosmology Masterclass
  8. WIT’s Virtual Taster Day  on 24 March
  9. Information Day – TU838 BSc (Hons) Sustainable Timber Technology
  10. Early Childhood Experts to Address GMIT Virtual Conference on Outdoor Play
  11. Agricultural Science Study Guides
  12. Essential Experiments video series for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Students
  13. Investment by Science Foundation Ireland
  14. WIT team to participate in first virtual Great Agri-Food Debate
  15. NCAD International Applications Portfolio Submission Now Open

Careers, education & guidance news

  1. Bridging the gender gap in science, technology and innovation
  2. Maynooth University Undergraduate Live Webinars This Week
  3. UL Global Virtual Open Week 
  4. NUI Galway TY Taster Days
  5. Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning 2021
  6. Maynooth University Guidance Counsellor Email Listing
  7. Education Matters Virtual Summit
  8. Exit Entry Guidance Counsellor HUB
  9. Child Protection Webinars
  10. All-Ireland Pollinator News
  11. WIT Announces virtual Spring Open Day on 20 March
  12. Jigsaw Schools Hub

Careers, guidance & education news

  1. Winners AONTAS Adult Learning Awards Announced
  2. March 2021 ‘NCGE Bulletin’
  3. Technology in Education
  4. Practising Past Exam Questions in Maths
  5. Tech Week Ireland news
  6. Sign up for your free IELTS webinar
  7. Restoring Nature it assist in Climate Action
  8. Why NOW is a great time to study a language
  9. Postgrad Options in WIT
  10. Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion
  11. Lets Talk Equine Webinar
  12. Upcoming Events in TU Dublin
  13. Psychometric Tests
  14. IICP Summer Series 2021

Careers, guidance & education news

  1. National Scratch Competition
  2. Excellent Job Prospects Ahead For Graduates
  3. Next President of Maynooth University
  4. Repeat Leaving Cert
  5. HBSC Trends Report on School-Aged Children 1998-2018
  6. Killester College March 11th 2021 – Q & A Open Evening
  7. CAO Release 2021 Course Choices Data 
  8. Webinar on Careers in Media & Entertainment
  9. New Programmes at IT Sligo
  10. Career Opportunities in Cyber Security Skills 
  11. Skillnet Latest News
  12. Maynooth University Events This Week
  13. St Patrick’s College, Maynooth Newsletter
  14. DkIT to host a series of Undergraduate Degree Webinars
  15. GMIT Celebrates International Women’s Day
  16. Kerry College at Career Path Expo 2021
  17. Guidance news from NUI Galway
  18. Funded PhD Scholarship Opportunity at DCU
  19. Developments in Apprenticeships
  20. LIT Student wins Best Documentary Award