Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)  is a college and university scheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland. HEAR has been set up by a number of colleges and universities as evidence shows that socio-economic disadvantage can have…

Student Finance

The Student Grant is the main source of financial assistance and anyone who is thinking of embarking on further study should investigate whether they are eligible. There are also other way to finance your way through education but navigating the different paths can be difficult and finding the information that you need can leave you…

Common Sexual Health Myths

There are a lot of myths around about sex. Here are the truths about some common misconceptions regarding sexual health. Myth: You can’t get pregnant during your period This is false: No matter what your cycle length, you can get pregnant during your period. Sperm can live for up to seven days, so if you…

Interviews

Interviews can be nerve wrecking at the best of times, however a key area of interview success is preparation. If you are among 400 applicants for one job, it’s a lot like musical chairs – winning just means surviving until the last round when everyone else has been eliminated. On the day of the interview:…

Minimum Wage 2016

Everyone has rights and entitlements in the workplace. This includes rights to the minimum wage, holiday entitlements and a certain amount of time for breaks. The new minimum wage rates listed below came into effect in Ireland on the 1st January 2016   Experienced adult worker €9.15 per hour (was €8.65) Over 19 and in 2nd year…