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How does my child secure a third level place on lower points if he/she has a diagnosed disability?

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on a reduced points basis to school leavers with disabilities. DARE offers an opportunity to students who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of their disability/specific learning difficulty.

Explore your options at Options West

The Options West careers exhibition takes place on Tuesday October 22 in the Galway Bay Hotel from 9am to 2pm. This event is aimed at second level senior cycle students and affords students an opportunity to research their choices and to make more informed career decisions. It provides the perfect opportunity for sixth year, fifth year, and TY students to liaise with representatives from colleges and other educational institutions and to explore alternative career areas such as apprenticeships, An Garda Síochána, and the Defence Forces.

New courses on offer at NUI Galway open days

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NUI Galway’s open days take place tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday from 9am to 3pm, at the Bailey Allen Hall and throughout the university campus. Students can expect to find information on the full range of undergraduate courses on offer with more than 80 stands presenting for the two-day event, including four new courses for 2020 entry.

Maximize your time with the guidance counsellor

Your appointment with the guidance counsellor is an opportunity for each Leaving Cert student to discuss individual needs with a professional, who is non-judgmental and focused on helping the student achieve his/her goals. It is important then, with limited resources in school, to make best use of this time. Being clear on what you want to achieve, while also being open to new ideas within your interest realm, can open up different worlds to a young person. While information, direction, and guidance is offered at this time, the arduous task of finding the right path is a personal one.

The role of the parent in the career guidance process

Parents can serve as a major influence in their children’s career decision-making. Research indicates that when students feel supported by their parents, they have more confidence in their own ability to choose a suitable path for themselves. It is a grand generalisation, however, to believe that parents can always influence the level of education or motivation their children have to succeed. The opposite effect can also occur; over-involvement in the decision-making process can undermine parental effects as a positive source of influence. So while parents should show genuine interest for children’s career plans, they must allow adolescents to discover who they are on their own and not impose their own agenda. Key influences include opportunities parents offer their children to learn and develop, the kind of parent-child relationship they develop, and the values they show to their family, friends, and to society.

Coláiste an Chreagáin, Mountbellew — a one-stop for all your education needs

Are you finished secondary education and thinking about upskilling? Coláiste an Chreagáin could have a further education and training programme for you.

Places available on all further education courses in GCC

School leavers and mature students who are considering Galway Community College as their further education destination in September 2019 can apply and register online now on all QQI accredited courses. GCC's courses offer a mix of practical and portfolio work and work experience. They are designed as a step towards skilled employment or progression to higher education institutes. There are no CAO points required for further education courses, and after completion you can apply for more than 1,200 CAO courses that will accept a QQI award for progression purposes.

Leaving Cert 2019 — moving on

Congratulations to all the Leaving Cert students who received college offers in CAO round 1 and to those who have planned alternate routes for themselves into other career paths. The hard slog is over and a realisation hopefully that there are myriad pathways nowadays in which to arrive at our preferred destinations through PLCs, apprenticeships, and other access routes. Nonetheless at the moment there are students who remain indecisive about future roads which require prompt decisions. While the vast majority are happy enough to accept their top preferences, others find themselves at a crossroads. Students that have been offered their third or fourth choices (or lower) ask themselves, should they accept a lower choice or repeat the Leaving Cert?

Third level institutions hike up student accommodation rents as Minister buries his head in the sand – Chambers

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Lisa Chambers, has hit out at Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, for failing to cap spiralling student accommodation rents. The government has for a second year running failed to implement rent caps on student campus accommodation, according to Chambers.

NUI Galway Engineering Maths Qualifying Exam offers Leaving Cert students a second chance

The College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway has announced details of this year’s Engineering Maths Qualifying Exam which gives students a second chance to pursue a career in engineering. The exam, which takes place on Tuesday, August 20, is for students who achieve the CAO points for an undergraduate engineering degree course at NUI Galway but who have not met the obligatory maths requirement.


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