Galway Actors' Workshop announces new course for young adults

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Galway Actors' Workshop has announced its pilot season of eight-week courses for young adults between the ages of 13 and 18, with a choice of Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm (starts May 8) or Saturdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm (starts May 11), at the Anno Santo Hotel.

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Horticulture course is blooming in Galway Community College

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

The QQI Level 5 horticulture course in Galway Community College offers students the chance to acquire a vast knowledge of many different aspects of the amazing world of horticulture. Huge emphasis is placed on plant identification and students spend some time each week learning and identifying new plants. Another great way to learn plants is to work with them, and from September until the following May students maintain the great collection of plants in GCC.

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Learn to sail with Galway Bay Sailing Club

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Did you ever dream of sailing in the open sea, crashing through waves as you steer your craft with the wind in your face? Whether you enjoy exhilarating challenges or just like to float around in the sun, the beauty of sailing is that there are days for everybody. Sailing is a pastime which lasts for life. From age seven to 70, once you experience the feeling you will never let it go.

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Galway woman’s cancer journey inspires her to share her story

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

As a trainer and owner of International School of Make Up Artistry, I have had the privilege of meeting amazing and inspiring women and men all the time, sharing their journey in becoming a make-up artist and helping them to get started with their career in the beauty industry. It is one of the many perks of my role. Which leads me to speak about one of the most inspiring and positive women I have ever had the honour of teaching — Olive Shaughnessy.

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Castlegar NS to hold astro bingo fundraiser

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Castlegar NS is undergoing a major school extension with two classrooms, an office, a sensory room, and a car park scheduled for completion at the end of August. As part of the works the school has launched a fundraiser for its new astroturf facility due to open in September 2019.

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Why are so many Irish students now opting to study in the Netherlands?

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

There are now more than 1,000 Irish students registered on degree programmes, taught through English, in Dutch universities. Dutch admissions officers are reporting to EUNICAS that this number is likely to be significantly higher this September.

This phenomenon is radically changing the palette of third-level opportunities available to Irish students who can now access a wide range of programmes in institutions with a very high international reputation, at a cost lower than studying at home. “The numbers enrolling in Dutch universities, and in other continental European universities, represents a refreshing opportunity for Irish students seeking an alternative outside the troubled third-level sector in Ireland. Significant numbers of students are rejecting offers from high-points courses, to accept offers from Dutch universities,” said Guy Flouch of EUNiCAS (www.eunicas.ie), the Irish-based European Universities Application and Support service. So why The Netherlands? Firstly, these are excellent programmes in highly-ranked (11 are higher ranked than UCD) and well-resourced institutions.

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Demand for NUI Galway degrees on the rise

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

NUI Galway has seen a substantial increase in demand for its courses this year, with more than 5,000 students making it their university of choice for the 2019-2020 academic year. This marked a year-on-year increase of five per cent in first preference applications, against a national picture which saw the number of applications received by the CAO by February 1 grow by 0.5 per cent on last year’s levels.

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I still feel ‘winter grey and bland’. Can anything help me get into a better spring mood?

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Naturopath Elle Fox, a graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine, discusses how to boost your mood naturally for spring.

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Swimming is an essential life saving skill

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Everyone is capable of learning to swim. The team at Braemor SC have successfully taught the very young from three years of age to the more senior age groups to swim. Having an experienced instructor in the water as well as on the side of the pool helps even the most nervous pupils overcome their fear of water and succeed in learning to swim.

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The continuing success of PLC programmes

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

The further education sector in Ireland is stronger than ever and offers great opportunities for students in a variety of ways. Further education offers a range of learning experiences such as apprenticeships and traineeships, workplace learning, and community education.

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Learn SolidWorks/CNC milling and turning at GRETB Training Centre

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

GRETB Training Centre will be offering a free 44 week full-time course with four weeks in company training planned for April.

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Are you looking for a rewarding career in teaching?

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

There has never been a better time to become a teacher. If you are passionate about teaching, take the first step by starting your master's with Hibernia College and joining the alumni network of almost 10,000 teachers.

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Learn 3D modelling with Blender

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

There is a demand for 3D art and animation skills in Ireland, in the animation industry and games industry. Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline — modelling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

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Party foods for your coeliac child — advice from the College of Naturopathic Medicine

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Q: How can my coeliac daughter have fun at friends' birthday parties without worrying about food?

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

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

The International School of Make-up Artistry, based in Galway, has a wide variety of diploma courses to suit all ages and levels. Whether you are just starting out and would like to become a professional make-up artist, or you currently have a qualification in make-up or beauty and would like to enhance your skills, the school has courses designed to suit.

Many graduates are now enjoying freelance careers as a make-up artists working for themselves. There are many great advantages to a freelance career, as you can design your career to suit your lifestyle. Some graduates continue with their full time or part time profession and opt to work part time as freelance make-up artists, specialising in weddings and special occasions. Others work full time as a freelance make-up artists. Others have chosen to work for a cosmetic company. This is a great option also as there is a wide variety of career choices when working for a company, and many perks such as a discount on the products, plus opportunities to do make-up for events, such as fashion and TV shows. Every day offers something different for a make-up artist, which is part of the fun when having such a creative career.

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Students take to the streets tomorrow in climate change call

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Students from across Galway will take to the streets tomorrow (Friday) to demand action on climate change. The events, organised by local students and youth groups, will see teenagers skip school to attend a demonstration in Eyre Square calling on the Government to secure the future of the environment.

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PLC biomed course at Galway Community College provides an access route to a science degree

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Galway Community College has been successfully running a QQI Level 5 biomedical/laboratory skills course for the past three years. This course gives students many options to progress into university degree courses and to access employment in the thriving medtech sector in Galway.

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CareerClub for senior cycle students and their parents/guardians comes to Galway

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Are you a student starting senior cycle in September or currently in fifth or sixth year? Are you the parent/guardian of such a student? Then CareerClub might be just what you need.

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The countdown is on to Pathways

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Whether you are sitting the Leaving Cert this June, thinking about what subjects to choose for senior cycle, or planning your next steps in college or your career, now is the time to plan a trip to Pathways. Organised by the Galway Advertiser group, this event promises something for everyone planning their next steps.

The country's largest educational institutions will be at the event, offering advice on everything from PLC courses and apprenticeships to undergraduate degrees in all disciplines.

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Searching a for the dream job in 2019

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

As we approach the middle of April, it is likely that your New Year, new me ideals and promises have sadly fallen by the wayside; it happens to us all.

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