Career Guidance & Counselling

 Welcome to the Guidance and Counselling web page.
If you would you like to contact us our email is:
The care of each student is of utmost importance in our school. The Guidance and Counselling service aims to offer a full range of learning experiences which are designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make the transitions consequent to these choices.  The Guidance Counsellors’ function is to assist students to obtain information about opportunities and to assist the students to gain self-knowledge that allows them to choose among alternatives.  Counselling is offered on an individual or group basis as part of a developmental learning process and at moments of personal crisis. Counselling may include personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or combinations of these.  We have a number of useful links below and our diary will be updated regularly.

Business @ IADT Dun Laoghaire


1. Small Class Sizes.

Typical class sizes range from 30 to 40 students. This means that lecturers can work with students on an individual basis. Our lecture halls do not facilitate the merging of large classes.

2. Most Assessment is Continuous.

Continuous assessment means that students get feedback on a regular basis. This also gives students a chance to improve. Over 80% of assessment is continuous.

3. Learning is Applied to Real Life.

Providing students with opportunities to put their learning into practice is important to us. Students get real-life opportunities with stalls (year 1), the practice of selling (year 2), work placement (years 2 & 3), social enterprise practice (year 3) and integrated case studies (year 4). Photo is of Gerry Diver on work placement with Coca Cola, Pakistan.

4. Stable Experienced Teaching Team.

Our committed teaching team has over 100 years' business experience across a range of industries in the USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Holland, Canada, the UK et al. Lecturers are adept at helping students to link their learning across subjects to avail of business opportunities.

5. Our Graduates.

The ultimate test of any degree programme is the quality of its graduates. We are immensely proud of our graduates. They are thriving in a wide range of industries across the globe. We will feature a selection of our graduates in future newsletters.

UCD Summer School 2018


Dates: 5th - 8th June 2018

The UCD Summer School is aimed at students entering their final year of secondary school in September 2018.

Details of the participating courses are available at Students wishing to attend any of our Summer School courses can apply online now.

Engineering OR Business Analytics at DIT


Are you applying through the CAO to study Engineering or Business Analytics in DIT? Both of these programmes require a minimum grade in Higher Leaving Certificate Maths, however, our Maths Competency Test (MCT) provides applicants with an alternative route to achieve this minimum entry requirement.
DIT is holding the MCT during the Easter holidays. for more information

IFI and ADIFF Careers in Film Day

ifi_1Want to work in film? IFI and ADIFF Careers in Film Day March 1 10.30 am at the IFI, Temple Bar Cost €5

Booking essential at

Student Teacher Experience Day
MIC, St Patrick's Campus, Thurles
Sat April 7 10.30 am - 2pm
To register email


Taster Sessions

MIC Campus, Limerick

Friday April 27 11am - 1pm

To register log on to :

IADT Dun Laoghaire Faculty of Enterprise & Humanities Drop-In Clinics


Our Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities is hosting a series of Drop-In Clinics, an ideal chance to visit the college, find out about its courses and speak face to face with lecturers.

6th and 5th Year and TY students are welcome.

Dates: 28th February, 21st March, 25th April

Opening times: 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Faculty of Enterprise + Humanities courses:

DL701 - Bachelor of Business in Applied Entrepreneurship

DL823 - Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Entrepreneurship + Management

DL822 - BA (Hons) in Arts Management

DL821 - BA (Hons) in English, Media + Cultural Studies

DL837 - BA (Hons) in New Media Studies

Education USA



The annual EducationUSA Undergraduate Seminar will take place 10am-1pm on Saturday 3 March 2018 in IBAT College, 16-19 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
Students, parents, teachers, and guidance counsellors who are interested in learning more about undergraduate study in the United States are welcome to attend.
You can view the full schedule here. It is free to attend this seminar, but you must register in advance

IADT  Taster Days


As part of our mid-term break Taster Days, we will be offering a series of workshops from the 12th to the 16th February 2018 in IADT.

 TY, 5th and 6th year students are welcome to join us for our Taster Days and find out what it's really like to study at IADT. As places are limited, early booking is recommended for your students on this link:

National College of Ireland Free Easter Revision Sessions


 Click HERE for further details

UCD Science Transition Year Workshop Week


UCD Science would like to invite your Transition Year students to register for one of our seven workshops taking place during the February Mid-Term Break (Monday 12 February - Friday 15 February).

Date & Time: 12th - 15th February 2018

The workshops available are as follows:

There is no charge but registration is essential as places are limited. As such, we cannot facilitate group bookings and bookings must be made by interested individuals only. Students can register for as many workshops as they wish provided places are remaining. A waiting list will be set-up for each workshop should they book out. Places will then be offered to the waiting list if any registered student subsequently cancels a place. 

Further information about individual workshops are available on the relevant booking pages in the links listed above. 

For information on all UCD Science Degree Courses please visit:

UCD Ad Astra Scholarships 2018


Click HERE for further information and application dates on this year's scholarships:  Academic, Elite Sports, and Performing Arts.

Open Days at Waterford IT and IADT


Waterford Institute of Technology’s Schools' Open Day will take place in the WIT Arena on Friday 19 January 2018 from 10.00am - 2.00pm.  This event is a great opportunity for students to explore the world of WIT and find out about the Institute’s new broad entry portfolio as well as all 70 CAO courses on offer.  To register for this event please visit here

 In addition to our Schools' Open Day, we are holding a #StudyatWIT Open Day in the WIT Arena on Saturday 20 January 2018 from 10.00am - 2.00pm.  This event is for all prospective students and their parents and offers information on all courses offered by WIT including CAO undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time and professional development.  You can find more information about our #StudyatWIT Open Day by clicking hereiadt-dun-laoghaire_1Come along to the IADT Open Day this month!  Register now to get a FREE Tote Bag on your arrival!  Attend course talks, workshops, demonstrations and check out exhibits of student work and best-in-class portfolios.  Current students will be on hand to tell you about their own personal experiences at IADT.  Visit our studios, explore the campus and see why so many students fall in love with our college.

Date:        Saturday 20th January
Time:       10am - 4pm
Location:  Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire

Register now and view our full schedule of talks so you can plan your day. 

Click here for the Course Talks Schedule

Click here to register now

UCD Engineering and Architecture Open Days


We have two open days taking place in January which will provide students and their parents the opportunity to speak with lecturers, students and recent graduates to find out more about studying with us.

Open Day Dates:

UCD Engineering: Wednesday 24th January 2018

6pm - 8.30pm register here

  • Engineering DN150
  • Please note for students unable to travel, the UCD Engineering Open Evening will be streamed live (students just register at the above link to receive details)

UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy: Saturday 20th January 2018,

12pm - 2.30pm register here

  • Architecture DN100
  • Landscape Architecture DN120
  • City planning & Environmental Policy DN130

IT Tallaght Open Evening


Thursday 25th January 2018   5pm-8pm

Full and part-time career focused courses.  Please click HERE for further details

UCD School of Economics Open Evening


UCD School of Business are inviting prospective students to our UCD School of Economics Open Evening. 

Register Here

Date & Time: 16th January 2018 @ 6pm 

17.00 - 17.30 Welcome & Registration

Registration in the Atrium of the UCD Sutherland School of Law.  Tea & Coffee will be served

17.00 - 17.45 Q&A with Academics

UCD Economics courses and some of their subject pairings will have stands in the Atrium of the UCD Sutherland School of Law.  This is an opportunity to meet academic staff and students at the following stands:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Statistics 

17.45 - 19.00 Economics Open Evening Talks

Professor Karl Whelan, Head of UCD School of Economics will discuss the full range of Economics courses at UCD

  • Single Honours Economics (BSc Economics - DN710)
  • Joint Honours Economics (BSc Social Sciences – DN700)
  • Economics & Finance
  • Law with Economics

This session will also include a series of short talks by alumni and current students on their experiences in the subject areas.

19.00-19.30: Q & A with speakers in the Atrium.

Audience:  6th & 5th years, A level students, mature applicants, parents and teachers.

The event is free but booking is essential.

Register Here

Trinity College Open Day (& introducing NEW Open Day App)


On Saturday 9th of December is now available here.  Trinity College will host it’s  undergraduate Open Day from 9.00am to 3.30pm.   The event plan for the da

This year an App has been developed and is available for download from the Apple and Android stores.  The App is a new resource which will assist prospective students with personalising their schedule for the day.

Download the Apple Trinity Open Day App here.

Download the Android Trinity Open Day App here.

With over 175 presentations and events taking place on the day, all of our undergraduate programme areas will have representation. We thought this App might be of interest to your teachers, and to any students planning to attend the day. 
Presentation, on degrees in theology, and in theology with Irish/History/Italian/Philosophy will be at 11 am and 1 pm on Saturday here in the Loyola Building

UCD Computer Science Open Evening

Meet us the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science for the UCD Computer Science Open Evening on Tuesday 28 November. The talks will be held in the Moore Auditorium located within the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.
Book your place now via the UCD Computer Science Open Evening event page.
Event Date: 28 November 2017 - 6.00pm

The evening will include:

6:00pm Registration (Venue: UCD O'Brien Centre for Science Ground Floor)

6:00 - 6:50: Coffee & Chat  (Venue: UCD O'Brien Centre for Science Ground Floor)

Lecturers and students from UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics will be available to chat with visitors over refreshments.

6:50: UCD Computer Science Open Evening Talks (Venue: Moore Auditorium)

Prof. Padraig Cunningham will give an introduction to the evening with the followed by a series of short talks as follows:

7:00:The Undergraduate Learning Experience (Venue: Moore Auditorium)

Assoc. Prof. John Dunnion will explain what students will learn during their 4 years in Computer Science at UCD.

7:20: Life as an Undergraduate (Venue: Moore Auditorium)

Maryanne Doyle, a CS graduate, will talk about her experiences of life and study as an undergraduate in Computer Science.

7:30: Life as an Intern (Venue: Moore Auditorium)

Lily Burke and Patrick Hession, two Computer Science students, will talk about working as Computer Science summer interns.

7:40: Computer Science Careers (Venue: Moore Auditorium)

Prof. Mark Keane will discuss career opportunities available after a Computer Science degree.

7:50: Postgraduate Opportunities (Venue: Moore Auditorium)

Prof. Julie Berndsen will outline opportunities for post-graduate study and research at UCD Computer Science. A Computer Science postgraduate student will explain their Ph.D. thesis in three minutes.

8:00: Questions & Answers (Venue: Moore Auditorium)

Prof. Padraig Cunningham will answer questions from the floor.

8:10: Demonstrations in Computer Science

Postgraduate and undergraduate students will give demos of research projects underway in CS. Demos include Robotics and Virtual Reality. 

8:30 Event Concludes

Book your place now via the UCD Computer Science Open Evening event page.

Information on the degree subjects offered through DN201 Science is available on the following pages; 

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