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Significant Changes at CAO Offers Time

Leaving cert students and their parents facing a very busy week in August.   In its first major change within the CAO for over 20 years, this year sees a new and more streamlined schedule for CAO offers to successful students. In conjunction with the state examinations board the CAO have announced that students will […]

Breaking Down the Barriers of Education with Resilience

  Resilience “refers to a class of phenomenon characterized by good outcomes in spite of serious threats to adaptation or development” (Masten, 2001).   This is something I see regularly in my work with young people and very evident with those young people who are impacted by the extra challenges of: ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Dyspraxia, […]

Every End Has A New Beginning: Graduation

The Big Day You made it! After years of study and last minute cramming, nervous preparations for class presentations and endless fall outs during group work – at long last, graduation has arrived. Graduation day is not like any other day you will experience throughout your college experience. There is no fretfulness or tension like […]

Applying for Medicine – have a Plan B in place.

With around 470 places available to study Medicine within the CAO system I estimate that less than 1% of applicants sitting the leaving cert actually gain a place. To do so they must effectively be capable of achieving a minimum of c.570 points as well as achieving a high score of around 175 on the […]

The Importance of an Honours Degree

One of the most important pieces of advice we can give to Leaving Cert students in our practice is “whatever you do, get a good solid Honours Degree. At least then, you will have a meaningful qualification from which you can launch your career”. The experience of being away at college for three to four […]

How do I find my life purpose?

How do I find my life purpose? This is a question I am often asked at my seminars and workshops. Sadly the true sense of purpose seems to elude most people in their lives. One of the main reasons for this is that it takes time and effort to discover what we are truly here […]