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Senator for Roscommon-Galway, Aisling Dolan, recently hosted a successful public consultation meeting with Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, asking students and their parents for feedback on the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) programme.
Local Fianna Fáil Councillor, Frankie Keena, who is a member of the Governing Body of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has welcomed the joint signing of a memorandum of understanding between AIT and Dublin City University (DCU) confirming plans for a new four year undergraduate degree in teaching at the progressive third level institution.
A total of 79,303 people had submitted applications to the Central Applications Office by the time the normal application deadline closed at 5.15pm on Monday, according to the CAO.
Galway Community College (GCC) is now taking applications for all its Level 5 and 6 QQI accredited further education courses. Applications for all courses can be completed on www.galwaycc.ie, where information about modules, course qualification, progression opportunities, and fees can be viewed. Each course page has the email address of the course coordinator, who can be contacted to get more specific information about your preferred area of study. All courses are full-time, usually four days in college with one day on work experience in local businesses and industry.
When choosing a course/career after the Leaving Cert there are a multitude of questions which need to be asked and decisions which need to be made.
There are lots of factors to consider when choosing your subjects for senior cycle, so it is extremely important to do your research and make informed decisions. Choosing subjects for Leaving Certificate is crucial to ensuring you achieve the best result you can in your Leaving Certificate.
Claregalway-native Caoilinn Hughes is author The Wild Laughter (2020) which was shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards’ Novel of the Year and the RTÉ Radio 1 Listener’s Choice Award 2020. Her first novel Orchid & the Wasp won the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019 and was a finalist for four other prizes. Her short stories have been awarded The Moth Short Story Prize, an O.Henry Prize and the Irish Book Awards’ Story of the Year 2020. She is the 2021 Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.
Galway Community College (GCC) continues to offer a wide range of further education courses in the business area. The college offers Level 5 courses in business and accounting, legal and medical secretary, marketing, PR and web design, business information systems, and retail pharmacy assistant. GCC also offers Level 6 business courses in business management and accounting. These courses help students to develop crucial communication skills, presentation skills, and improved project management, while learning key IT programmes and techniques.
Galway Community College has been successfully running a QQI Level 5 biomedical/laboratory skills course for the past five years. This course gives students many options to progress into university degree courses and to access employment in the thriving MedTech sector in Galway.
Memories of my schooldays — I work with young people now in Youthreach Tuam, Youthreach is a second chance Education Centre, more often than not a lot of the young people who leave mainstream secondary school or just cannot fit into the system that is in place, come to Youthreach. What I think is completely wrong is the fact that some mainstream schools are not offering the Leaving Cert Applied, an alternative Leaving Cert, for those who just find the traditional Leaving Cert to difficult. I went to Presentation College in Headford. It was a great school. You could call it a border school as many of my classmates were from Shrule, Cong, the Neale, Kilmaine.