College supports for students with disability

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

It is that time of year when students start to consider their options before the central applications system opens in November. It may be particularly worrying for students with disabilities as they question their suitability for certain courses based on what they feel may be a restriction.

They may also feel they might be more successful in securing a college place if they hide their disability. This could not be further from the truth. The DARE programme, which stands for Disability Access Route Education, is one access scheme designed to assist school-leavers who may face some barriers to participating in higher level education.

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Galway Community Further Education College launches Erasmus+

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

This year for the first time, Galway Community College will be sending students on an Erasmus+ programme. Eight students and two teachers will travel to Evora in Portugal at the end of October for three weeks to learn new skills and competencies, for the exchange of best practice in vocational education and for students to gain invaluable work experience.

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Discover a rewarding career in make-up artistry

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The International School of Make-up Artistry spans more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginners to advanced levels, and is constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends. The college offers a variety of full time and part time options.

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Mid term revision maths course

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The school year is back in full swing and it is time to get serious about your exams. Students preparing for exams should think carefully about the benefits of a structured revision course.

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Start a new and exciting career as a nail technician with Glam Gals Academy

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Over the past few years, there has been a huge growth in the nail care and colour market. Interest in gel polish manicures continue to grow in popularity. Because of this, there are many opportunities available for professional, dedicated, qualified nail techicians, in the west of Ireland.

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Many west of Ireland students choosing Dutch universities

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

There are currently more than 1,000 Irish students registered on degree programmes, taught through English, in Dutch universities, a number that has nearly doubled in recent years.

This phenomenon is radically changing the palette of third-level opportunities available to Irish students who can now access a wide range of programmes, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, in institutions with a very high international reputation, at a cost lower than studying at home.

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Bring mindfulness into your life

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

There will be a day-long introduction to mindfulness in Esker Retreat Centre in Athenry this Saturday October 28.

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New GMIT STEM building a ‘boost to Galway’ students and the economy says Kyne

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The €24 million investment in the new STEM building for GMIT is “a great boost for Galway” and the economy of the west, as well as for third level education in Connacht-Ulster, according to a Galway TD.

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Kickstart your medtech career for free

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Getting your foot in the door is one of the hardest parts of launching a new career. Perhaps you are already working and want to learn new skills, or maybe you are a homemaker looking to re-enter the workforce. Whatever your position the free Springboard+ Level 6 certificate in pharmaceutical and medical device operations from Innopharma College of Applied Science will give you the tools you need to succeed.

See what some of the students who have availed of this course have to say:

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Colaiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal, now taking applications for September 2018

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Located on the stunning coastline of Galway Bay, Coláiste Chroí Mhuire is a Gaeltacht school which welcomes students from Galway, Barna, Furbo, Spiddal, Inverin, Moycullen, and further afield. This highly academic, all-Irish school provides a wide range of subjects and extra-curricular activities in an atmosphere that is safe, positive, and friendly.

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The art of success at Merlin College

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Merlin College’s motto “Achieve, create, become,” was certainly reflected in its recent Junior Cert results with 10 students receiving an ‘A’ grade in Higher Level art alone. This is only the second cohort of students to take their Junior Cert exams since the Doughiska school opened in 2013, with 100 per cent of students passing their Junior Cert exams last year also.

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Do not leave it until secondary school to get help with maths

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

This is the advice for all parents of primary school children who are experiencing difficulties at school with this core subject. Frank Murphy, manager of FCL Galway, explains that one of the keys to success in maths is having a solid fluency in the foundational maths skills that are taught in primary school. Too often, students do not get sufficient practice at the different basic skills, and so lack the confidence needed to tackle the more complex ideas that appear in secondary school mathematics and beyond. Often students lack the necessary fluency and feel that they are “no good at maths”.

Maths skills build one on top of the other starting with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and division with remainders. It is only when the core skills are sufficiently secure that the student can proceed on to more complex computation in fractions, decimals, percentages, and algebra. Mastering maths is similar to mastering the piano: the growth of each skill is gradual and cumulative, each new improvement being built upon earlier achievements.

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Start a new and exciting career as a nail technician with Glam Gals Academy

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Over the past few years, there has been a huge growth in the nail care and colour market. Interest in gel polish manicures continue to grow in popularity. Because of this, there are many opportunities available for professional, dedicated, qualified nail techicians, in the west of Ireland.

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New teacher training courses from Green Lotus Yoga

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Green Lotus Yoga is once again running its 200 hour foundation teacher training in January 2018 at The Yoga Shala, Gort, Galway. It is also offering a 300-hour advanced training for teachers and a variety of four day CPD trainings in yoga anatomy, yin, inversions, and tantra.

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Open days at Coláiste Íde

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Coláiste Íde an t-aon Mheán Scoil Chónaithe lán-Ghaelach 7 lá in Éirinn. Lonnaithe i gCiarraí, in eastáit stairiúil le hais Bhá an Daingin, cuireann Coláiste Íde sár chaighdeán iar-bhunoideachais ar fáil dos na daltaí a fhreastalaíonn air.

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Do not leave it until secondary school to get help with maths

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

This is the advice for all parents of primary school children who are experiencing difficulties at school with this core subject. Frank Murphy, manager of FCL Galway, explains that one of the keys to success in maths is having a solid fluency in the foundational maths skills that are taught in primary school. Too often, students do not get sufficient practice at the different basic skills, and so lack the confidence needed to tackle the more complex ideas that appear in secondary school mathematics and beyond. Often students lack the necessary fluency and feel that they are “no good at maths”.

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Global impact and the creative industries focus of new programmes at NUI Galway

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

NUI Galway has launched seven new Arts degrees for enrolment in 2018. The new offerings respond to feedback from students, industry and employers and further expands the specialised Arts study options at NUI Galway.

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Wellbeing and emotional literacy

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The area of wellbeing and emotional literacy has come to the fore in recent years as mental health issues among our youth continue to rise. This was highlighted in a study carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in 2013 as one in five young Irish adults aged 19-24 and one in 6 young people aged 11-13 who took part in the study were experiencing mental health problems at the time.

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Do you have a budding young film maker?

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Do you have a budding young film maker in the family? Clapperboard Junior Film School might be the answer.

StageSchool Ireland has introduced a groundbreaking film making course as one of its ongoing weekly programmes under Clapperboard Junior Film School.

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Kumon helps students advance ahead of their peers

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The Kumon adventure starts with a careful diagnostic test which explores what each student can comfortably do, and even what he/she can learn to do next with timely but minimal guidance. By finding the place at which the student has robust understanding, and back tracking a small bit to ensure that the academic foundation of the student is absolutely robust, Kumon students have the opportunity to develop good work skills while honing accuracy and speed through developing their memory.

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