The National Further Study Fair at the RDS in Dublin is expected to attract over 2,000 people. There will be an opportunity for prospective students to find out about the best route to employment through further education and what funding is available to pursue this. Advice will also be available for those looking to study beyond undergraduate whether it is at postgraduate, MA, MSc or PhD level.
Teaching seems to be popular this year as an increase in the Department of Education’s budget and a fall in the pupil teacher ratio at primary level is due to lead to 2,260 new teaching posts
In total 70 higher education institutions from Ireland the uk and abroad will be represented. The fair will also feature seminars and talks informing students of the application process financial aid and scholarships.