CRSI Academic Challenge

The CSRI Academy Challenge is set over 2 stages and open to all university students and recent grads interested in shaping the global agenda.

Earn an all-expenses paid trip to the CSRI Fall Meeting in London hosted by Credit Suisse’s Chairman. The round table will include Prof. Nouriel Roubini, Prof. Joseph Stieglitz and Sir John Major!

Travel to Davos, Switzerland and attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January 2017. Join the panel and share your insights! See all the available prizes here.

 

Be part of the CSRI Academy network! All stage 2 participants will be granted access to the private network. Get invited to private events, receive mentor-ship from the executive committee, publish unique content and more!

Enter the challenge

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Nurse Open Days – Dublin

 

 

 

Mont Clare Hotel in Merrion Square, Dublin

 

Meet the Aintree team in Dublin to discuss our superb nursing opportunities and excellent benefits package at our NHS Foundation Trust based in Liverpool UK.

 

Informal Interviews will be available on both days.

 

  • Wednesday 1st June – 11:00 till 5pm
  • Thursday 2nd June – 09:30 till 5pm

 

If you would like to come along you can email us at recruitment@aintree.nhs.uk  or call us on 0151 529 3030.

 

If you have any nurse friends who are interested too (student or experienced), please feel free to invite them along!

 

 

Event run by the Aintree Resourcing Team.

2016 gradireland Summer Fair

 

 

 

 

 

The gradireland Summer Fair returns to the RDS, Dublin on 8 June from 11am – 5pm with live jobs up for grabs across all disciplines.

 

The Summer Fair will feature a host of employers seeking students and graduates for roles spanning various sectors. So whether you’ve finished and are looking for a graduate job or you’re still a student and seeking some work experience, there’s something for everyone at the Summer Fair.

 

As always, there will also be a free CV clinic, a series of seminars and postgraduate course providers from Ireland and the UK.

 

Register now for free entry and start your summer on the right track!

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UCD Career Development Centre Events: April 11th – April 15th 2016

 

 

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What a fast year this has been! We are on our last week of events for 2015/16.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

 

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

 

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

 

UCD Career Development Centre Events: April 4th – April 8th 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

  • ‘Matrix Recruitment Information Stand’ Full details (Target Audience: Engineering, Quality & Laboratory, Manufacturing, Supply Chain students)

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  • ‘Beyond STEM: Alternative Graduate Careers’ Full details & direct booking  (Target Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Maths students)

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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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UCD Career Development Centre Events: March 29th – April 1st 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

  • ‘A Toolkit for Beginning Your Career in STEM or Beyond’ Full details & direct booking (Target Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematical Science students)

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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  • ‘Securing a Graduate Job in STEM -What I need to do now to prepare for my future!’ Full details & direct booking (Target Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematical Science students)

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gradireland #FYI Careers Showcase 2016 for FINAL YEARS

 

 

 

 

 

We know that choosing the right career path isn’t easy, especially if you haven’t got anything lined up after you graduate, or if you one of the 62% of students which gradireland’s latest survey found to be “worried about your future career”.

As you come towards your Finals, take a couple of hours out and attend an event that will leave you with a much better idea of what you might want to do – and how you can get on that career path.

gradireland #FYI is a unique and innovative initiative, supported by the careers service here in University College Dublin. It will give you an insight into what careers are out there for you across a huge range of sectors – and show you the skills you will need to be successful in whatever path you decide to follow. The event is fun and hands-on. No lectures, you can chat to recent graduates, explore career videos, network with employers, get advice from professionals and you will leave with a much better idea of the career paths that are out there for YOU, regardless of what you are studying.

Taking place on Tuesday 12 April from 12-4pm, we would urge you to invest a couple of hours of your time if you are still unsure on which direction you will take after Finals.

To register for this free event go to gradireland.com/fyi-live or pop into the UCD Career Development Centre for further advice!

PLUS BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN AN ACER TABLET JUST BY REGISTERING! 

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gradireland #FYI Careers Showcase 2016 for SECOND YEAR students

 

 

 

 

 

This stage of Second Year is the ideal time to start thinking about the various career paths out there for you. Regardless of your subject of study, today’s employers are looking for key ‘employability skills’ when they are recruiting for the best jobs, and if you possess these, your options are even wider and brighter than you think.

gradireland #FYI is a unique and innovative initiative supported by the careers service here in University College Dublin. gradireland #FYI isn’t about deciding today what you’ll be doing for the rest of your life. One afternoon in the RDS will give you an insight into what careers are out there for you across a huge range of sectors – and show you the skills you will need to be successful in whatever path you decide to follow. gradireland #FYI will help you hone in on what you might like to do when you graduate. Not only that, you will learn how to develop the key skills during the rest of your time in College that will give you the edge in the rush for the best jobs come Final Year.

gradireland #FYI is designed to give Second Year students who attend the event the ‘inside track’ and a competitive edge when it comes to the graduate job market in Final Year and beyond.

Sounds good? To register for this free event go to gradireland.com/fyi-live or pop into the UCD Career Development Centre for some further advice!

PLUS BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN AN ACER TABLET JUST BY REGISTERING! 

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gradireland #FYI Careers Showcase 2016 for FIRST YEAR students

 

 

 

 

 

First year is flying by isn’t it? Well, believe it or not, the rest of your undergraduate years will only get faster, which is why NOW is the time to take a couple of hours one afternoon in April to think about your future career.

It might seem a long way off, but gaining the right employability skills, to make sure you get the job you want when you graduate, is really important. It’s also quite easy if you know where to start, and the starting point is gradireland #FYI, a brand new First Year Initiative supported by the careers service here in University College Dublin.

gradireland #FYI isn’t about deciding today what you’ll be doing for the rest of your life. It’s one afternoon in the RDS that will give you an insight into what careers are out there for you across a huge range of sectors – and show you the skills you will need to be successful in whatever path you decide to follow. The event is fun and hands-on. No lectures, there will be cool video booths, skills challenges, advice, prizes and you will leave with a much better idea of the career paths that are out there for YOU, regardless of what you are studying.

To register for this free event go to gradireland.com/fyi-live or drop into the UCD Career Development Centre for further advice!

First Year is the new Final Year!

 

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UCD Career Development Centre Events: March 7th – March 11th 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

  • Stryker R&D Presentation’ Full details & direct booking (Target Audience: 4th Years/Masters, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electric Engineering)

 

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

 

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

 

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Events Mar 7-11

Skills for Working Life 2016: Projecting a Professional Image

 

 

 

Our annual Certificate in Skills for Working Life course runs from February to April.

If you’re not signed up to the course or you’d like a reminder of the session, have a look at the slides by clicking on the link below recently presented by Philip Westermeyer, Learning & Development Manager at City law firm, Clyde & Co.

 

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Remaining presentations will be published to the blog on a weekly basis.

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UCD Career Development Centre Events: Feb 22nd – 26th 2016

 

 

 

Events Feb 22-29

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

 

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

 

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

 

We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

 

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Feb 15th – 19th 2016

 

Events Feb 15-18

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

  • An Introduction to AlphaSights’ (event pending) (Undergraduates, Postgraduates of  Arts, Business, Economics, Social Sciences, Commerce International -Penultimate year & Final year)

 

We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

Focus Ireland Graduate Programme 2016/17

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Calling all Social Care / Social Science / Psychology / Sociology  final year students!

Focus Ireland operates a graduate programme, known internally as “The Community Service Volunteer Programme” which offers opportunities for graduates to develop their skills and expertise in the area of social and community work. It is particularly suited to graduates of Social Science courses who are interested in gaining experience prior to returning to complete their masters in Social Care. The programme has been in operation for over 20 years and entails the following:

  • 12 months full time experience as a team member in one of the participating projects in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Sligo or Waterford.
  • Participation in a well-established, unique and innovative model of practice enabling participants to contribute skills in a structured, supervised & supported way for the benefit of disadvantaged and marginalized people including people out of home or at risk of becoming homeless. The extent of the commitment, involvement and responsibility that CSVs have exceeds that of an ordinary volunteer.
  • Living allowance of €12,500 per annum
  • Full access to professional supervision and support from allocated CSV supervisor
  • Full access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Same policy entitlements as employees
  • Many seminars and work groups organized throughout the year – talks from internal & external experts
  • Bespoke training programme to include courses in: Child Protection, First Aid, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Understanding Addiction, Parents Plus, Losses in Life & Bereavement, Mental Health, Stress Management, Motivational Interviewing, LGBT Homelessness and Traveller Culture.
  • Site visits arranged to other services that Focus Ireland would liaise with such as prisons and drug treatment centres.

The CSV programme runs from September to August every year and we offer places to 15 graduates!

Focus Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and volunteer involving organization.

Further information and the application form on our website.

The closing date for  applications for the 2016/2017 programme is 14th February 2016.

Applications can be sent to: HR Volunteer Co-ordinator, Focus Ireland, 9–12 High Street, Dublin 8 or email to recruit@focusireland.ie.

Teaching in the UK: What are the Differences?

 

 

It is still a fairly difficult time to qualify as a teacher in Ireland. There simply are not enough jobs. As we all know, large numbers of young teachers are moving to the UK to teach. There are lots of reasons for this: the language, the ease in coming home for breaks with short, cheap flights and of course the fact that they simply cannot get enough teachers in the UK. I moved to the UK to teach at Easter of last year, having done my PDE and spending a term and a half subbing in various schools, hoping for “a foot in the door”. I got tired of waiting for a maternity leave or retirement that would lead to something long term. I’m still here in the UK, so it can’t be that bad! In fact I can honestly say it was a great decision. But how different is it from teaching in Ireland?

Well, in a lot of ways it is very different, but in other ways it is quite similar. The first thing is that kids are kids. Teaching kids and talking to kids is the same wherever you teach. Like Ireland, some schools will have more challenging behaviour than others, and some will have very little. There are plenty of horror stories about behaviour in UK schools and I heard them before coming over too. How you deal with behaviour is the key and smart modern strategies make all the difference. There is greater support for teachers within schools in the UK than in a lot of Irish schools. Most UK schools will have a pastoral team whose major duties are in supporting teachers as they deal with challenging students. Management also takes a more active role in ensuring positive behaviour for learning, so you are not on your own.

The culture of accountability is very different to Ireland, where a whole school inspection may come around once in four years. There is pressure as your head of department regularly checks on you and the senior staff check on them. Paperwork and planning is more intense in the UK. There is a lot of it, there’s no point in denying that.  You have to mark student work regularly and formatively. Your lesson plans need to be precise; active learning is not an occasional treat but the daily routine. However, you are usually given a highly detailed scheme of work with all the resources, PowerPoint’s, etc. attached and ready to go. There is a lot of support, mentoring and assistance from more experienced colleagues to help settle in and improve. As well, the accountability means that students get a good deal. They learn more and they learn better, and at the end of the day, that is why we do the job. The long term effect of this is that you are a better teacher with skills desired by Irish principals if you decide to look for work in Ireland.

Finally, teaching in the UK is a great way to get your probation year completed. Getting three hundred hours of teaching time in Ireland can be really tough. However, while working in the UK, you can do the English induction programme and have your hours and training recognised by the Irish Teaching Council for when you return to Ireland. In addition, if you are looking to move to the UK, Uteach really are very helpful. The interview practice in particular was really great and helped me go into the real interview feeling really confident.

So in short, there is more paperwork and accountability in the UK. However, this is to help you be a better teacher and make your lessons more enjoyable and more educational. The biggest difference for me is that I feel valued and respected again. I’m not an on-again, off-again substitute, I’m a teacher.

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David O’ Reilly was placed by U Teach Recruitment with a position in the UK.

Watch a video about our Uteach Campus Training Academy 

Register now for upcoming interview dates through U Teach.

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Using Social Media and Personal Branding to get a teaching job! Engage Education Ireland

 

 

 

 

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Social Media is not the first place a teacher will look when starting the perilous hunt for a job post qualification. But the truth is, Social Media is the way forward for teachers looking for teaching positions! Consider this; out of the 6.3 billion people in the world, 4.8 billion own a mobile phone – only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. (Yuck!)

At Engage Education Ireland we find that increasingly our teachers come to us through Social Media platforms. We hope that this blog can help you to brand yourself more effectively on Social Media and ultimately help you secure a teaching job!

 

Why is it important to brand yourself correctly? All teachers have an online presence whether on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn and when you apply for a teaching job, one of the first things a prospective employer will do is google your name. What you put on your accounts says a lot about you as a person! What do you think a Principal would say about your profile?

The difference is whether you choose to consciously mould that branding to suit you or whether you let it define you without your input. Check out our top hints and tricks to improve your personal branding online below!

Facebook:

  • Make sure to make your profile private, and change your settings on posts and photos to ‘friends’.
  • Connect with other teachers, stay part of your PME group on Facebook (for future jobs that might come up in other schools).
  • Join groups for your subject area.
  • Update your work & University profile.

Twitter:

  • Create and share valuable educational content, add Principals, recruiters, other teachers.
  • Use hashtags to search for jobs #jobs #teaching #teachers #education #opportunities.

 

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LinkedIn:

  • If you don’t have a LinkedIn then our advice is definitely set one up! You will thank us for it later 😉
  • The most professional of the websites & extremely important to brand yourself well here.
  • Use a professional photo of yourself. No to the trout pout & dress professional!
  • Make sure your information is up to date and correct. We want to see when you graduated, what schools you worked in, and what levels you have taught!
  • Use a good headline – John Smith | Enthusiastic Teacher looking for a new post.
  • Add other teachers, Principals and recruiters – Grow your network!

 

These rules apply in our own lives, but also as teachers we can educate our students on digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship is the concept of preparing students for the safe use of technology in a society increasingly obsessed with social media. Think about how you can incorporate healthy digital citizenship into your lessons. If we, as teachers set a standard, hopefully the students will follow.

 

Engage Education Ireland are based in St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2 and we are all teachers! We are passionate about teaching and hold workshops on Social Media, Personal Branding, and Teaching in the UK. Contact Rachel.travers@engageeducation.ie or call 01 554 7302 to find out more.

Follow us on social media:

Facebook: Engage Education Ireland

Twitter: @EngageEdIreland

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Career Workshop Series – UCD Career Development Series – Semester 2

 

 

 

UCD Career Development Centre offers a range of seminars and workshops aimed at helping you build the skills you need to master the graduate recruitment process and compete successfully for the job you want. This semester our Career & Skills Consultant ‘Sophie Carey‘ is running a series of workshops and these are all bookable through Careers Connect.

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UCD Career Development Centre Events: Feb 8th – 12th 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

CV Workshop

 

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.