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Pandemic and Elite Performance - Supporting Elite Performers through Lockdown News Slope
Pandemic and Elite Performance - Supporting Elite Performers through Lockdown

With Covid-19 putting a halt to many of the world's most popular sporting events, Dr Susan Goblin discusses the psychological and physical effects this has had on elite athletes as well as the performance technology that has been used by elite athletes to stay in shape during lockdown.

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Performance Psychology in the Premier League: Playing without a crowd News Slope
Performance Psychology in the Premier League: Playing without a crowd

Upon the return of the Premier League last week, Dr Susan Goblin discusses the changes that have been implemented to ensure the safety of players and the potential impact of these changes from a performance psychology perspective.

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MBE Skillnet Funding for Upskilling Early Years Sector News Slope
MBE Skillnet Funding for Upskilling Early Years Sector

Through the MBE Skillnet, employers, sole traders can avail of funding to upskill employees in the early years sector. MBE Skillnet is part funding our next course Level 7 course available to all MBE Skillnet starting May 23rd & June 13th '20.

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Level 8 now funded by MBE Skillnet News Slope
Level 8 now funded by MBE Skillnet

Progress to achieve a level 8 honours degree with the support of MBE Skillne funding starting July 11th '20.

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Home schooling children with special needs during Covid-19 News Slope
Home schooling children with special needs during Covid-19

Marguerita Magennis shares her insight into creating a "New Norm" to support the continued education of children with special educational needs during Covid-19 Shutdown.

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The impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on fashion retailing News Slope
The impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on fashion retailing

The closure of fashion retail outlets will have a deep impact on the sector, what are the silver linings for this dark cloud - Anne-Marie McAuley, PM of the fashion buying and merchandising programmes, shares her insights.

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Opportunities for PE Teachers in 2020 News Slope
Opportunities for PE Teachers in 2020

As PE becomes a leaving cert subject, we explore the path for teachers and sports graduates, to becoming a PE teacher.

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Covid-19 brings a dawn of a new way of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. News Slope
Covid-19 brings a dawn of a new way of Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

College Director, Denise Flood discussed the impact of the Covid 19 shutdown on the Institute and the transition to a new way of teaching, learning and assessing.

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Home-schooling; Literacy learning during lockdown News Slope
Home-schooling; Literacy learning during lockdown

Iryna Fox, programme manager of the BA (Ord) & (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies shares some practical tips for home-schooling and literacy learning during Covid-19.

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Business continuity planning a strategic must in FM during Covid-19 News Slope
Business continuity planning a strategic must in FM during Covid-19

We asked Eoin O'Sullivan, lead tutor of Strategic FM and the Workplace Risk Management modules on the MSc & BSc programmes, to share his views on planning for business continuity during these extraordinary times.

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Supporting ASD at home - Helping your child Transition in these times of change News Slope
Supporting ASD at home - Helping your child Transition in these times of change

Early Years tutor and experienced practitioner, Marguerita Magennis shares some insight into the supporting children with ASD at home during the Covid-19 shutdown.

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Using Social Media to Regain Some Normality for Children during Covid 19 News Slope
Using Social Media to Regain Some Normality for Children during Covid 19

Natasha Murphy updates us with her plan for staying connected with the children and families of Portobello Institute's pre-school by streaming circle time live on social media.

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Streaming Circle Time on Social Media News Slope
Streaming Circle Time on Social Media

Natasha Murphy, manager of Portobello's pre-school discusses the importance of continuing to work in partnership with parents even during forced closure as a result of Covid 19. Natasha streams Circle Time on social media to stay engaged with the children of our setting.

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Introducing Spring in the Early Years Setting. News Slope
Introducing Spring in the Early Years Setting.

Springtime provides the perfect opportunity for children to explore the great outdoors. Early Years tutor, Maeve Nolan, shares ideas that can be used to introduce children to Spring in the early years setting.

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Why do a Masters in Early Childhood Studies? News Slope
Why do a Masters in Early Childhood Studies?

A Masters in Early Childhood Studies can open up a range of job opportunities for you both in and out of the early years setting that you may not have previously considered or even been eligible for. Deepening your knowledge of the early years along with improvements in salary benefits, job stability, and opportunities to move into different areas of the early years sector are all reasons to study for a Masters in Early Childhood Studies.

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Pure London 2020 News Slope
Pure London 2020

Head of our fashion department, Anne Marie McAuley, reflects on her recent trip to one of the biggest apparel trade shows in the world, Pure London.

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Home Bodies – A New trend in fashion Emerges News Slope
Home Bodies – A New trend in fashion Emerges

Anne Marie McAuley shares her insights on the emerging trend of "home bodies,"

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Distance Learning vs Blended Learning- what's the difference? News Slope
Distance Learning vs Blended Learning- what's the difference?

We here at Portobello offer different methods of learning, full-time, part-time, distance, blended and more. In this piece, we discuss the similarities and differences between distance and blended learning.

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Trend forecasting or Trend Dictating? The Big Debate News Slope
Trend forecasting or Trend Dictating? The Big Debate

Is it a coincidence that a huge number of brands have similar looks meandering down the catwalks in the fashion capitals of the World?

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Acing a fashion role interview: Advice from Anne Marie Mc Auley News Slope
Acing a fashion role interview: Advice from Anne Marie Mc Auley

Learn how to ace a fashion role interview with advice from Anne Marie Mc Auley, Head of Fashion.

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