Enniscorthy Vocational College Post Leaving Cert Courses
Some useful college virtual open day information
UCD SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 (5th Year Students)
Event Date: 02 June 2020 – 05 June 2020
Location: On-campus: UCD Belfield.
Learn, explore, and experience University College Dublin by attending our 2020 Virtual Summer School. If you are considering UCD for 2020 or 2021, join us online from 2 – 5 June for some information packed, interactive webinars. Meet our lecturers and student ambassadors, ask questions and find out more about your chosen subject area.
Registration will open on 18th May 2020. If you wish to be kept informed and added to our notification list please fill out the form on their website.
Portlaoise Institute Virtual Open Day
26th May at 6pm on the Portlaoise Institute Facebook Page
Lecturers will discuss their courses/ modules and this will be followed by a Live Q and A and the end.
Carlow IT Virtual Open Day, which takes place on Friday 29th May from 10.30am to 4pm
At Institute of Technology Carlow, we’re not letting the COVID-19 restrictions get in the way of helping you make a more informed decision about this institute and the right course for you. That is why we have decided to bring IT Carlow to you by way of our Virtual Open Day, which takes place on Friday 29th May from 10.30am to 4pm.
You will have an opportunity to enjoy our campus tour, hear our students tell their stories, discuss the fees, grants and supports available to you, find out about our academic and sports scholarships, participate in live Q&A sessions with a team of experts, and get the best advice and tips on applying to IT Carlow. There is so much to experience. For more information, go to: https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=17268&d=4rLF3pvFe5QH5798AU2rAIAIqK2Lb_Ehfvc26qQCTg&s=878&u=https%3a%2f%2fwww%2eitcarlowvirtualopenday%2eie%2f
LYIT online events happening now:
2-4pm Thursday 21 May: LYIT School of Science Virtual Open Day (Science/Nursing/Early Years/ Vet. Nursing/ Agriculture/ Computing)
2-4pm Friday 22 May: LYIT Student Support Services, Student Accommodation and Admissions Office Virtual Open Day
For more information go to: https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=17268&d=4rLF3pvFe5QH5798AU2rAIAIqK2Lb_EhfqZn7vJZHA&s=878&u=https%3a%2f%2fopenday%2elyit%2eie%2f
Institute of Tecnhology, Carlow
The Institute of Technology, Carlow provides a number of Sports Scholarships to students of exceptional sporting ability for each academic year. The Scholarships afford the elite sports person the opportunity to compete at the highest level while pursuing a course of academic study in Carlow. They ensure that talented and committed student athletes are fully supported during their time studying at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford campuses. For more information: https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=17268&d=4rLF3pvFe5QH5798AU2rAIAIqK2Lb_EhfqA17vAPHw&s=878&u=https%3a%2f%2fwww%2eitcarlow%2eie%2fstudy%2fschool-leavers%2fscholarships%2fsports-scholarships%2ehtm%3ffbclid%3dIwAR3EsGR7RZmPOLnBZZqXRqBZDpm5Vh44qaQnzw-Y6fsBAREdyW99Zi8LrSY
Maynooth College Events
We have our next Virtual Open Day coming up on Saturday June 27th, in Partnership with Maynooth University: https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=17268&d=4rLF3pvFe5QH5798AU2rAIAIqK2Lb_EhfvA3vqMIHA&s=878&u=https%3a%2f%2fmaynoothcollege%2eie%2fvirtual-open-day
We are also offering Virtual School Presentations via either Zoom or Teams: https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=17268&d=4rLF3pvFe5QH5798AU2rAIAIqK2Lb_EhfqI37KQITQ&s=878&u=https%3a%2f%2fmaynoothcollege%2eie%2fnews-events%2f2020%2fvirtual-school-presentations
1916 Bursary Fund – Scholarship
I am delighted to bring to your attention the opening of the 1916 Bursary Fund for the South Cluster of higher education institutions for the 2020/2021 academic year. The Fund was established by the Department of Education and Skills to encourage the participation and success of students most socio-economically disadvantaged and from within groups significantly under-represented in higher education; it offers an annual bursary of €5,000 to successful applicants.
The South Cluster is comprised of the following higher education institutions: Cork Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Carlow, Institute of Technology Tralee, University College Cork and Waterford Institute of Technology, the cluster will award 35 bursaries in 2020/2021.
The 1916 Bursary Fund targets students entering higher education for the first time in 2020/2021 that:
- a) experience socio-economic disadvantage (meet the SUSI Special Rate criteria)
- b) belong to at least one of the following target groups:
- Socio-economic groups with low participation in higher education
- Socio-economically disadvantaged area
- Student with a disability
- Lone parent with a DEASP means-tested payment
- Irish Traveller
- First time, mature student entrant
- QQI Further Education award entrant
- Ethnic minorities lawfully present in the State.
The online Application (Part I) opens on 07 May 2020 at www.soarforaccess.ie/1916-bursary-fund/. The closing date will be approximately five weeks after the 2020 CAO Leaving Cert Round One offers. Once a student accepts a place in a South Cluster HEI, they will receive an email inviting them to complete the online Application (Part II). This will involve providing additional information and uploading supporting documentation. One application will cover all five South Cluster HEIs.
I have attached an information e-flyer and would appreciate if you could circulate it to Leaving Cert students / parents or indeed other target group students you are in contact with.
With thanks and regards,
Events for TY and 5th year students
- Virtual Spring events: We will run more virtual information sessions over the coming weeks, suitable for TY and 5th year students. Parents and guidance counsellors are also welcome to attend. Please register here for an information session. We welcome individual registrations and requests for sessions with class groups.
- Events for next Autumn: . Some early birds have already been in touch requesting visits/tours/ fair attendance for next year, so I’ve included our 2020-21 request form here. Please fill in this short form to add your request here to our database. We’ll get back to you closer to the time when we have a better idea of school/college re-opening dates and potential longer term travel restrictions. We will also continue to offer virtual information sessions next year. We also have a virtual campus tour coming soon!
Selskar College Post Leaving Cert Courses talk
On the 21/02/2010 LCA2,LCA1,LC2 students were given a presentation on the post-leaving certificate courses available in Selskar College. Forty eight students attended the talk. They were given information on each course available, the methods of assessment, progression routes after the PLC course, the advantages of completing a PLC course and how to apply. The courses available are;
- Reception & Administration
- Business Studies
- Office & Computer Skills
- Payroll & Accounts Skills
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Early Childhood Care & Education
- Healthcare Support
- Nursing Studies
- Applied Social Studies (with SNA option)
- Art Craft Design
- Pre-3rd Level
Also we were reminded of the Open Day for PLC’s this Thursday Jan 23rd from 2-5pm.
A huge thank you to the PLC tutors from Selskar College for coming out to the school today and for giving us an insight into student life in Selskar!
Waterford Institute of Technology Open Day
Today 22/11/2019 45 of our LC2 students attended Waterford Institute of Technology Open Day. It was held in the Sports Arena and the students could discuss courses with lecturers and students. Students also got the opportunity to travel up and explore the main campus.
The picture below features Molly Kavanagh (on the right) a past pupil of Bridgetown College studying law in WIT.
Trip to Waterford Training Centre on the 19/11/2019
LCA1 and LCA2 students from Bridgetown College attended Waterford Training Centre for a presentation and a tour of the training centre.
The teachers and students received information on craft apprenticeships.We attended workshops in: Brick and Stone-laying, Classic Car Restoration, Agricultural Mechanics, Sheet Metalworking, Industrial Insulation, Plumbing, Metal Fabrication, Electrical, Plastering, Mechanical Automation and Fitting. The students got to hear all about the courses available on site from the tutors. A huge thank you to all the staff for the great experience and wonderful day.
Ms. S Browne
Room to Create
On the 21st of March 2019 students from JC2 to LC2 were given the opportunity to attend a talk about the ‘Room to Create’ project. Twenty- two students attended the event, held in the library. This creative project will take place over Easter for teenagers.
The ‘Room to Create’ project is organised by Orchard Recording Studio in Enniscorthy, in conjunction with composer Laura Hyland and Music Generation Wexford. During the course the teenagers will learn how to record sound and image with Mr. Brendan Carthy and Mr. Paul Dowling. They will also create their own music and soundscapes for live performance, film and video art with artist composer Laura Hyland.
A huge thank you to both Brendan and Laura for their presentation.
CAO Important Dates 2019
Check Important Dates Section on the CAO website www.cao.ie
In April students received a letter from the CAO with important information re the CAO and important dates.
Statement of Application Record
Students should check their Statement of Application Record to ensure all the information on it is correct. If there are any errors or omissions, they should notify the CAO immediately. Via the website. First you must log in and then use the ‘contact us’ section.