Be proud of all the hard work you put in for the Leaving Cert and make sure to go have some fun and finally enjoy the summer, worry free. Ultimately, in the coming weeks you will be faced with a number of choices, so to help we have listed some considerations ahead of any results...

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A career working with children was always on the cards for Early Years degree student Limin.  Uprooting from her home country of China many years ago, Limin proudly calls Ireland her second home. With her love of children Limin started the early stages of her career working in the baby room in a...

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Full time make-up student Sophie Kelly is coming to the end of her year with Portobello Institute.  Here she looks back on her course and how she has changed her outlook on life. As my course draws to a close I have been reflecting over the year and how I have grown as a person and make-up artist...

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              Current Sports Therapy student John Daly speaks about his course at Portobello Institute and the opportunity presented to him with the recent Enduro World Cup Series. An early realisation for John that Sports Therapy was the career choice for him was after completing his...

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        With the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams fast approaching we have outlined 10 quick tips to help reduce any stress levels and maximum effective study. Be organised. Get all of your notes in order to avoid any wasted time. Take note. Study should involve a pen and paper. When...

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          Summer intensive courses allow for compressed learning covering the equivalent course content of a standard course, with face-to-face peer discussion, networking and completion in a short concentrated timeframe. Intensive study can be the perfect option for those on summer...

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It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to complete the full-time makeup artistry course at Portobello Institute but the feedback from our students is always positive and they thoroughly enjoy their year. This week we caught up with one of our recent students Ciara O’Toole to chat about her...

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        Education has never been more accessible with blended learning becoming a popular option among students. We now live in a digital age and the ways in which we learn are changing. Blended learning has been described as studying the best of both worlds, involving both a classroom and...

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        Some students find work placement daunting but once you prepare yourself it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips in helping you to find the perfect placement for you.  Benefits of work placement Work experience provides a great opportunity to gain experience in a real working...

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        That time of year is upon us again with 120,000 students in the midst of State exams since 9.30am this morning. This is the beginning of a 3 week process so we have presented 5 short tips to help you to get to the end of exam time! Firstly, try your best to relax! Exam nerves and...

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          Pre-university courses are becoming an increasingly popular path to achieving educational goals. Essentially, these courses make qualifications possible. By undertaking a pre-university course learners can gain a foundation level of knowledge in their chosen sector, and once they...

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        Special Needs Assistants are recruited to assist in the care of pupils with additional needs in a non-teaching nature in an educational environment.  In general terms an SNA is a care and support role, working under the guidance and supervision of the class teacher. SNAs can work...

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