College open days offer  the opportunity to inspect facilities at the institution of your choice.  Photograph: iStock

Choosing a college or further-education course is another stressful addition on the lengthy to-do list of Leaving Cert students. With so much going o(...)

Remember that third level is not like most schools, and the onus is on you to be self-motivated and self-aware. Photograph: iStock

Picking a college course can feel like the biggest decision a student has ever made. At this point, many will have a clear idea of what they want to d(...)

Cormac Tierney: Architecture is quite vocational in that sense and you do it for the love and romance of building and design, not to get an easy pay day

Cormac Tierney (22) graduated from a three-year BSc in architecture degree at UCD in 2017. He took a year out to see if he enjoyed the professional si(...)

Mark Dempsey: Can I go back and complete my master’s?

Mark Dempsey is a freelance graphic designer specialising in web design and digital solutions for business (see MarkDempsey.me). He is interested in p(...)