The number of men working in the Early Years sector is marginally low yet it brings great value to have a balance of both sexes in the pre-school classroom setting. Yuki Hatano, a recent graduate from our Cork Montessori group and Student of the Year, 2014 is making his mark in the sector and...

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What better way to spend your lunch break then a bit of retail therapy, better yet you don't even have to leave the office.  This Thursday uber hip American jewellery brand Stella & Dot take over the college canteen with their pop up store.  All of the latest collection will be available at...

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Great article in the Carlow People about one of our past students Jennie Murphy who studied our part time Montessori course in Carlow Town in 2011. Her and her daughter have just been awarded with a BA in Early Childhood Care and Education from IT Carlow. Both ladies graduated on the same day....

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Part time Fashion Buying and Merchandising student Nerea Fernandez is making the most of her fashion course at Portobello Institute.  Since enrolling on her course in October Nerea has already secured a work placement with Fashion Designer Caroline Kilkenny where she is working on everything from...

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What happens when you complete your makeup artistry training?  After you graduate you are buzzing with lots of great ideas but where do you even start forging your way in this highly creative yet competitive industry.  The best way to build up a strong portfolio of work is to get as much...

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Following on from past successful conferences the upcoming GAA Games Conference 2015 which takes place this weekend is set to follow suit. The conference which runs over 2 days, 9th & 10th January takes place at Croke Park and is attend by anyone involved in coaching in GAA games..  The theme...

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The Centre for the Modern Environment a faculty of Portobello Institute and their team were recently successful in winning second place in the CITA BIM Collaboration Challenge.  The challenge involved connecting BIM to Property Asset Management and Facilities Management Systems to help record  and...

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We were really excited to welcome Emma from Dermalogica at the college this week to speak with our full time Beauty students.  Armed with all our favouirte Dermalogica producuts Emma showed our beauty students step by step how to deliver the ultimate Dermalogica facial to clients.  Most were...

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If you are thinking of a higher education course in the UK then don't miss the important deadline of 15th January for UCAS forms to be submitted.  There are over 370 providers offering 37,000 courses through the UCAS application for under graduate courses so don't delay with your application.  

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Last week our full time fashion students were excited to have Irish brand manager of hip jewellery brand Alex &Ani come in to deliver a guest lecture as part of their customer services module. This American brand which is going from strength to strength on Irish shores offer a range of...

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Our full time Business Management and Travel students recently covered the topic of business ethics and corporate social responsibility and focused on the ongoing Shell to Sea campaign as a case study.  After watching the documentary ‘The Pipe’ as part of the their curriculum their tutor Anthony...

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Great article written in the Independent Newspaper today on how Private Colleges like Portobello Institute are a great alternative to 3rd level colleges as they as offer courses through the CAO as well as having direct entry routes to many courses. Some students find the Private College option...

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