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.

DCU Faculties of Science & Health Webinars


Guide Your Students on their Future Opportunities at DCU

DCU Faculty of Science and Health are offering two webinars for Guidance Counsellors; Leaving Certificate Students; Parents & Guardians & Teachers

WEBINAR TUESDAY MAY 18 @ 3pm| New Courses in DCU Faculty of Science and Health 
On May 18th at 3pm DCU Science and Health will host a webinar for Guidance Counsellors, Parents and Students with a specific focus on our new undergraduate courses and specialisms.

The Faculty are taking bold new steps, in providing a radically re-imagined curriculum, built on deep industry partnerships, that will transform the learning journey through challenge based, immersive learning experiences, industry led hackathons, final year capstone projects and embedded skills development for future leaders. From chemical sciences to psychology there is something to suit everyone.   

  • BSc in Psychology and Disruptive Technologies
  • BSc in Psychology and Mathematics 
  • BSc in Physics with Data Analytics
  • BSc in Chemistry with Artificial Intelligence 
  • BSc in Bioprocessing 

To find out more and hear from a panel of experts register for our webinar on May 18th @ 3pm

WEBINAR THURSDAY MAY 20 @ 12 Noon | Educate the Future Generation 
With a DCU BSc in Science EducationBSc in Physical Education with Biology or BSc in Physical Education with Mathematics you can make a real difference.

Join our webinar on May 20 @ 12:00 to find out more about these courses and the opportunities they bring.  We will have a panel of academics, students and recent graduates available to talk you through each course and answer any questions you might have.

UCD Virtual Summer School


We are delighted to invite you to the UCD Virtual Summer School that will take place online from 8th–11th June 2021.

Prospective students, parents, guidance counsellors and International students are invited to join us online for some information packed, interactive webinars where they can meet lecturers, current students and ask questions to find out more about specific subject areas.

Students can learn, explore, and experience University College Dublin from the comfort of their own home or classroom.

Register Here (places are limited)

Further details of the participating courses & schedule of talks is available at

We look forward to welcoming you to the UCD Virtual Summer School.

A Guide to State Examinations and Accredited Grades for Leaving Cert 2021


Senior Cycle Subject Options


Ms O'Connell advises all TY students on the very careful consideration required in your choice of Senior Cycle Subjects.

Dear TY students

This is a reminder that you will need to choose your subject options in March. Please use all of the resources at your disposal in order to make the best decision possible for yourself:
Read the Senior Cycle Subject Options Booklet that was sent out to you via email before mid term break.
Check out this link to an explanation of all the Leaving Cert subjects from Careersportal:

I have spoken to 30% of your year group already regarding subject options. Please make an appointment with me if you need some help with your decision. Contact me in the TEAMs chat/email and I will set up a meeting. Discuss your options at home with your parents and siblings. Keep working at this important decision and contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards, Ms O'Connell

Subject Options - 5th Year 2021


Dear Parent or Guardian. A meeting will be held by zoom regarding subject options for 5th Years on Thursday 11th March at 7pm. A link to the meeting will be sent early that week. A booklet outlining all LC subjects has been distributed already. We look forward to seeing you then.

Kind regards. Bernadette Prendiville

Trinity Walton Club - STEM Camps


Dear Parents and Teachers
Like many of you, Trinity Walton Club’s journey in designing and delivering virtual educational experiences began in March 2020. As we reflect on the many changes in the way our communities connect, learn, and interact, we believe that our greatest learnings have come from working alongside over 600 teenage students from every corner of Ireland.
We are now excited to open the virtual doors to the Easter and summer STEM camps for 2021. We are confident that these offerings are not short-term solutions, but serve as unique, meaningful, and enriching educational opportunities for teenage learners to flourish.
The attached flyer contains the 2021 camps schedule, and more information can be found on our website (see link below).
We would like to thank you once again for your continued support in building awareness amongst your networks and student communities.
Click this link for further information:
If you want to learn more or have any questions, you can contact our team at:

We are here to help.
Yours in STEM, Trinity Walton Club Team Trinity Walton Club, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin, DNO2 PN40, Ireland. Club Walton Choláiste na Tríonóide, Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath, Ollscoil Átha Cliath, Baile Átha Cliath, DN02 PN40, Éire.

De-Stress & Refocus Webinar for Leaving Cert Students


Following requests from schools, Inform Psychological Services are offering this webinar to Leaving Cert students.

This is a one hour webinar for Leaving Cert students, with student well-being at its core.   Please click the link below for more information:

TU Dublin Business CAO Information Session


TU Dublin Aungier Street will be holding an online information session for students, parents and guardians.  This session will cover programmes taking place on our Aungier Street Campus.  Please see below an outline of the event, students can register to attend the link by clicking the link below:

Take an hour out of your busy study schedule and join us online for our Business CAO Information Session to explore your university options and discover more about some of Ireland's leading Business Programmes at TU Dublin City Campus.

Hear first-hand from our current and past students on what it's like to study to become a Management Consultant, Entrepreneur, Marketing Professional, Retail Buyer, Accountant, Stockbroker, Solicitor or HR Executive, to name just a few of the exciting careers available to our graduates.

You will also get an opportunity to chat and ask questions at the end of the session, bringing you closer to making important choices on your CAO. 

Register here

The session will provide information on all business programmes delivered at TU Dublin City Campus as listed below.  


CAO Video for 2021 Leaving Certificate Applicants


Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies - TU Dublin


Sports Studies at TU Dublin

Click link below for full information on this very popular degree programme offered by TU Dublin

Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies / ¬ | TU Dublin

Trinity College Dublin CAO Information Evenings 2021

Trinity CAO Information Evenings

TRINITY COLLEGE CAO EVENINGS - 14 January, 21 January, 27 January, 28 January 2021

Trinity College Dublin invites you to join them virtually for their January CAO information evenings.  Meet professors, student support staff and students.

Click link below for full information on the upcoming virtual evenings:

Trinity College Dublin CAO Evenings

DARE & HEAR Application Information 2021

DARE & HEAR Application Information

Recorded information sessions on DARE & HEAR applications applicable to all colleges and universities are available by clicking the link below.

DARE and HEAR Application Information - Careers and Education News (

Open Days & Applications 2021


UCD, Marino Institute, Liberties College, IADT, Colaiste Ide. DARE & HEAR applications information.

UCD Virtual Business Open Evening is taking place on Monday 18th January from 5:00PM to 8.00PM. Open to TY, 5th and 6th Year students and parents/guardians.

Register Here

Date & Time: Monday 18th January 2021 - 5:00pm

The event is an opportunity for interested students to talk to lecturers, professional support staff, careers advisers and students about what life as a UCD student is like.

The event will offer both live and pre-recorded sessions, as well as a host of downloadable information. Live sessions will cover topics from our degree programmes to international exchange and internship opportunities and career prospects for our graduates. There’ll also be a chance to instant chat with our student ambassadors and to take a live virtually guided campus tour. 

We will hold live discussions sessions on each of our business degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
  • Bachelor of Commerce International
  • Bachelor of Business & Law
  • BSc Economics & Finance 


For more information and to register:

Register Here


Open Day - Marino Institute of Education ( Jan 23 Open Day for Primary Teacher Education

Spotlight Sessions | IADT

DARE and HEAR Application Information - Careers and Education News (

Open Day 2021 - Liberties College            

Colaiste Ide:  Jan 26th Open Day – to attend register on:





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