Career Guidance & Counselling

 Welcome to the Guidance and Counselling web page.
If you would you like to contact us our email is:
Guidance Team:   Ms Hilda O'Malley  &  Ms Aisling O'Connell.
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.

NRH Interdisciplinary Careers Evening 2020


NRH CAREERS EVENING     Tuesday 18th February 2020

For students considering a career in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Medical Social Work, Music Therapy, Nursing or Speech and Language Therapy. 
Come along to the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s Careers Evening to:
Find out what it’s like to work as a therapist in the NRH
Find out what undergraduate and postgraduate training is needed to qualify as an Occupational Therapist, Nurse, Physiotherapist, Medical Social Worker, Music Therapist or Speech & Language Therapist
Hear about the experience of patients of the National Rehabilitation Hospital
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm - Registration open from 5pm.
The event will start strictly at 5.30pm and late arrivals will
not be permitted entry

Venue: Rehabilitative Training Unit (RTU) on NRH grounds,
Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire

Attendance for the careers evening must be
confirmed via email to 

As space is limited, only students are permitted to attend this event

IADT Portfolio & Project Days 2020


As part of our commitment to broadening access to all applicants IADT are delighted to offer both Portfolio submission + Project Days.


Project Days are an alternative entry pathway to a number of our courses.

Dates for your Diary


Project Days:
18,19, 20, 22 + 29 February


Portfolio Assessments:
23-27 March


Location: IADT, Kill Avenue,
Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin 

Third Level Open Days - October 2019


Open Days

The following are the dates for Open Days for October 2019. Further information will be available on the relevant website nearer the time.

Should you have any queries please email Ms O Malley at


Oct 11              Shannon College of Hotel Management
Oct 12              UCC
Oct 15              Deadline for applications to Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Vet Medicine and Dentistry in the UK

Oct 17 and 18  UL        Mary Immaculate College, Limerick;    Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

Oct 18              St Angela’s College, Sligo
Oct 18 and 19  Athlone IT
Oct 19              GMIT
Oct 22  UCD –  School of Science, Computer Science, Actuarial and Finance
Oct 23  LIT –     Tipperary Campus
Oct 25              IT Tralee

Cinemagic Dublin Boot Camp June 2019

cinemagic-02_1   cinemagic-01-1



Sunday 2nd June, 10am-4pm, Liffey Trust Studios Dublin, Ages: 16+, £30

 The Boot Camp programme is aimed at new entrants aged 16+ and will include masterclasses, seminars and Q&As with film professionals who will provide insight into the industry in a range of disciplines such as:

• Production Management
• Assistant Directing
• Editing
• Camera
• Sound
• Art Department & Costume
• Hair and Makeup
• Location Management

This is a great opportunity for new entrants to learn more about the film and television industry, gain insight from industry professionals, network with other new entrants and develop knowledge and key skills.

Speakers include:
Assistant Director, Maria Mulhall (Game of Thrones, The Fall and Line of Duty)
Editor, Brian Philip Davis (The Devils Doorway, Zoo, Bad Day for the Cut and The Cured)
Producer, Production Manager and Assistant Director, Liam Ryan (Dublin Old School, Don’t Leave Home and Arracht)
Location Manager, Paddy Mc Carney (Penance, Hostage to the Devil, In America and Bloody Sunday)
Costume Designer, Louise Stanton (Rosie, Michael Inside and Song of Granite)
Props Master, Noel Walsh ( My Mother and Other Strangers, Love/Hate, Jimmy’s Hall and Braveheart)

Talking Pictures Pass - Boot Camp participants will also have FREE access to our 2019 Talking Pictures screening series. This strand is dedicated to new Irish Productions/Co-Productions or films starring Irish talent. The series is designed to offer young creatives and aspiring filmmakers the chance to watch a programme of contemporary Irish films with the added benefit of filmmaker/industry Q&As with leading film professionals.

The pass will allow participants to hear from actress Jordanne Jones, star of new Irish drama Metal Heart, hear from acclaimed director Paddy Breathnach talk about Rosie written by Roddy Doyle, learn the process of creating the gripping feature The Dig (winner of Best Irish Film at Galway Film Fleadh in 2018) from Irish directors and brothers Andrew Tohill and Ryan Tohill.

Find out how the critically acclaimed director Frank Berry brought Michael McCrea’s story to screen in the multi- award-winning Michael Inside. Learn some tricks of the filmmaking trade from Carmel Winters as she gives an insight to Float Like A Butterfly. Hear about Irish writer/director Lee Cronin’s creative process from putting pen to paper to seeing his story unfold on screen as The Hole In The Ground and get insight from Aislinn Clarke, the first Irish female to direct a feature horror movie, The Devil’s Doorway, who will give the A-Z on bringing her film to the silver screen!
Crimson Education is the world’s largest university admissions support network, helping students from all backgrounds gain entry to the best US and UK universities.
ABOUT THE EVENT  Ever had a burning question you wish you could ask an Admissions Officer directly? Well now, here's your chance!  An exclusive event with former Ivy League Admissions Officer, Ben Schwartz, this event is not to be missed by students and parents thinking of applying to top universities in the US.  At this event, Ben will be discussing: + Advice from admissions gatekeepers for students + Mock admissions panel of 4 applicant profiles:  How admissions officers actually read your university application and make decisions + The winning school selection strategy: How to pick schools that are right for you + Kickstart your roadmap with unique strategies for getting into the university of your dreams!

Click HERE to book your ticket!




Learning through experience