A wrap up of education news and notices 

DIT End of Year Exhibition

Dublin Institute of Technology's end of year exhibition featuring the work of students graduating in art, design, media arts and music will be officially opened today by two well-known writers, who are DIT graduates - Arthur Mathews , co-writer of Father Ted, and Michael Nugent, campaigner and author of That's Ireland: A Miscellany. For programme details see

Bloomsday Centenary Lectures at University College Dublin

As part of the contribution by the Faculty of Arts to ReJoyce, the national commemoration of the Bloomsday centenary, UCD presents a series of lectures by members of staff. James Joyce graduated from UCD with a BA degree in 1902.

Dr Frank McGuinness will give a lecture entitled "Ibsen and Joyce" on Thursday, June 3rd at 6 p.m. Dr Fran O'Rourke will talk on Joyce and Aristotle on Tuesday, June 8th, also at 6 p.m.

Both lectures will take place in the Physics Theatre, Newman House, 85-86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

GMIT Art, Craft and Furniture Design

The annual exhibition of work produced by final-year students from Galway-Mayo Institute of technology's Cluain Mhuire (art and design) and Letterfrack (furniture) campuses takes place on Saturday, June 12th. Both exhibitions are open to the public and admission is free.

The furniture exhibition, which opens at 5 p.m., will be based in the new foyer of GMIT's Learning Resource Centre on the old Dublin Road, Galway.

Both exhibitions will be open to members of the public until Saturday, June 20th.

Legal Mentoring Course

A course on the new discipline of legal mentoring will take place over the weekend of June 12- 13th. Designed to help people deal with a legal situation or court appearance, it is directed at life coaches and legal professionals.

The course is being held in All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin and costs 195. Tel: (087) 247 8746

Portfolio Preparation Course

St Peter's College, Dunboyne, Co Meath is running a portfolio preparation course from June 30th until July 9th. The course will include drawing, sculpture and life-drawing. Visiting artists will discuss their careers and presentation techniques. The course is aimed at students hoping to study art and design at third level.

For information please e-mail: portfolio, tel: (01) 843 0042 or write to Bernie Leahy at Portfolio Preparation, St Peter's College, Dunboyne, Co Meath.

Maynooth Science Camp 2004

NUI Maynooth is running its third summer camp from July 5th-9th, The camp is for for students aged 15 to 18 who want to have fun scientific experiences such as making fireworks, plastics and robots. They can also learn about viruses and genetic testing as well as graphics, codes, astronomy and much more. Participants can find out what university is like and be better informed in making a decision about a career in science. The camp is non-residential.

For further information visit, tel: (01) 708 3822 or e-mail

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