Female STEM students unaware of their job options

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Recent research conducted among undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at the University of Limerick has revealed that almost one third are not aware of the types of jobs they could apply for once they graduate …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Examiner, 4 October]

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Minister announces review of career guidance system

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education Richard Bruton has announced a wide-ranging review of the career guidance system in second and third level institutions. In 2012, 600 guidance counsellor posts were withdrawn from the education system. Some 500 of these have been restored in the past two budgets, but there are still concerns many students, particularly those in post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, do not have access to adequate career guidance …” (more)

[Conor Gallagher, Irish Times, 22 January]

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Half of parents unsure how to advise children about college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 25th, 2014 by steve

IrelandHalf of parents do not believe they know enough to advise their children about what course or area of study to pursue at college. Despite being the biggest influence on prospective college students, parents struggle to provide adequate career guidance for their children, according to a new survey …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 25 November]

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Half of parents don’t know how to advise their children on further education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A survey has found that the majority of parents want their children to progress to further education, but many struggle to offer sufficient advice …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 24 November]

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Half of Leaving Cert students feel unprepared for CAO form

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“More than half of next year’s Leaving Certificate students are feeling unprepared to complete the CAO application form for college entry …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 24 November]

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Freeze on career advisers to remain

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 16th, 2011 by steve

“The Department of Education will not appoint any more guidance counsellors, despite half of Leaving Certificate students saying they felt ‘overwhelmed’ when making life-changing decisions …” (more)

[Breda Heffernan, Independent, 16 August]

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