Christmas revision courses at Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy (GMMA) is running Christmas maths revision courses in preparation for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations in 2018.

The academy's maths teachers have many years' experience in the classroom and in correction of State examinations.

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Galway City Comhairle na nÓg reveals its focus for 2018

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Galway City Comhairle na nÓg is a youth council for young people aged 12 to 18 living or attending school in Galway city. Each year at the youth council’s AGM more than 100 young people from across the city attend and vote on an issue that is important to young people.

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Nutrition can support you in quitting smoking

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

This time of year many of us make positive lifestyle changes, quitting cigarettes being one of the top New Year’s resolutions. This is brilliant news, as more than 5,200 lives are lost to tobacco related illness each year in Ire land. But many people soon begin to find it hard and abandon their efforts. The highly addictive nature of nicotine is due to its effect on adrenal hormones, blood sugar, and brain chemistry. The good news is there are simple dietary changes that support the body and mind and reduce the unwanted cravings and side-effects.

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Courses for all levels at the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The School of Make-up Artistry offers a wide range of specialised make-up artistry courses, ranging from beginners to advanced levels, and suitable for adults of all ages. If you are interested in a career in make-up artistry, or if you would like to enhance your current qualification in beauty or make-up, the School of Make-up Artistry can provide a suitable training course for you.

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Christmas revision courses at Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy (GMMA) is running Christmas maths revision courses in preparation for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations in 2018.

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Mind the gap

Fri, Dec 08, 2017

A ‘gap year’ is the popular term for students who take time off to travel or work between secondary school and starting college or apprenticeships. The aim generally is to promote a more mature outlook with the benefit of some insight before taking the next step. Not everyone wants to go straight from school to college but before that decision is made, one needs to seriously consider what one wants want to achieve or it could end up being a wasted year. So what are the pros and cons of this choice?

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How to help your student tackle stress

Fri, Dec 08, 2017

“I feel stressed; everything seems to be coming together, I can’t cope.” This is not an uncommon train of thought for some students with an impending Leaving Cert or set of Christmas tests looming around the corner. Given the normality of some form of stress in these situations, we may have a tendency to trivialise it, but when it comes up suddenly for teenagers, thick and undiluted, it can transport them to a state of panic overnight.

Stress is the body’s nervous system response to a perceived threat; in this case, sitting the Leaving Cert and fear of failure or underperformance. Physiological effects include increased heartbeat, increased blood pressure and breathing rate, tensed muscles, and inability to concentrate. Some people even claim a sense of suffocation. Over time, this can cause more serious long term problems which is why people are advised to visit their GP. According to Dr Harry Barry, who has written extensively on the subject, the key to breaking the cycle of stress is the ability to adapt and problem solve. "We need to teach our children resilience," he said. So rather than trying to eliminate stress, it is more about finding ways to control it. Stress is part of life and a little pressure helps us to perform better so we can look at it as valuable experience while still being cocooned to some degree at school. So how can parents help if they see their children are becoming overwhelmed?

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GMIT student wins Intel Women in Technology Award

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Patricia Cahill from Bullaun, Loughrea, a third year student on the BEng software and electronic engineering programme at GMIT, has scooped an Intel Women in Technology Award for academic excellence. Ms Cahill was one of eight final year students from colleges around Ireland presented with this award at a special ceremony in Dublin recently.

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Christmas revision courses at Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy (GMMA) is running Christmas maths revision courses in preparation for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations in 2018.

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Find a course to suit you at the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The School of Make-up Artistry offers a wide range of specialised make-up artistry courses, ranging from beginners to advanced levels, suitable for adults of all ages. If you are interested in a career in make-up artistry, or if you would like to enhance your current qualification in beauty or make-up, the School of Make-up Artistry can provide a suitable training course for you.

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Galway Community College to hold open day for incoming first years

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Galway Community College will hold a first year open day on Friday December 8 between 3pm and 4pm, and the team would be delighted to welcome incoming students and their parents/guardians for a tour of the state of the art facilities.

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Santa’s sensory grotto is coming to NUI Galway

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The School of Psychology at NUI Galway will host a sensory-friendly Santa’s grotto on campus this Saturday, and organisers have invited children with autism and other developmental disabilities to see Santa with their parents and siblings.

Most families take their annual visit to Santa for granted, but children with autism and other developmental disabilities often cannot go to see Santa and have their photo taken with him in shopping centres and other venues because of the noise and long queues.

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What is transition year really like?

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Some people consider it a waste of time but others think of it as a year during which you mature and develop new skills.

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Courses for all levels at the International School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

The International School of Make-up Artistry is currently taking enrolments for its full time and part time courses.

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NUI Galway researcher wins inaugural Allergan Innovation award

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

An innovative approach to help breast cancer patients post-mastectomy has been awarded the Inaugural Allergan Innovation Award at NUI Galway. Dr Niamh O'Halloran, a researcher with the School of Medicine at NUI Galway, received the award for her project which seeks to use the body's own cells to avoid complications wih implants.

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Christmas revision courses at Mill Street

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Enrolments for the Leaving and Junior Cert intensive Christmas courses are currently being taken at the Galway Study Centre at Mill Street. Classes will start on Tuesday morning, January 2, and continue until Saturday, January 6.

The latest date for registering is Tuesday, December 19. It is expected however that some subjects could be completely booked out at this stage. Revision will concentrate on key topics in each subject and students can enrol from one up to a maximum of four subjects. Excellent and comprehensive study notes will be provided and class sizes will be kept small.

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GRETB Training Centre holds apprenticeship information day

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

On Thursday November 23, as part of European Vocational Skills Week, the GRETB Training Centre in Mervue Business Park opened its doors to more than 400 students, teachers, and parents.

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Our Lady’s College, Galway, celebrates a successful first year

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Our Lady's College, the newest all girls secondary school in Galway city, is celebrating its first birthday.

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NUI Galway graduate launches unique new taxi app

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Flag - A new taxi app designed for students wil launch in Dublin City this December. The unique app is the only service in the world that allows a passenger to travel and pay for taxis with no phone, cash or bank card while ensuring the driver still gets paid.

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Leaving and Junior Cert revision courses

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The Study Centre at Mill Street has been based in Galway since late 1983.

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