Wednesday, June 16, 2010
What interests you about this job? What are your weaknesses?
To find out how to answer these questions and more, check out the article.
Monday, March 15, 2010
We dream of getting behind the wheel of our parent's car. Independence! Music at a volume WE love! Picking up our friends and heading out to have fun and enjoy ourselves. Ah, yes.....that was my dream. It is fast startng over again as my son is learning to drive and thinks my car is just there waiting for him to come in and take it!
I love driving, always have done. I de-stress (yes,I did say that.) but only when I leave the streets of Dublin behind me. I love getting out onto country roads with my window open, wind in my face and music either gently playing or the sounds of Meatloaf ringing in my ear, '....you took the words right out of my mouth..'
Continue reading Learning to Drive
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Distance Learning is a way of learning that means you are never far away from finding a course of your choice. It is similar to any other course that you would attend, but instead of you going to class and receiving assignments or course work, with distance learning they are sent to you either in the post or by email.
How does Distance Learning Work?
NUI Galway describes the distance learning method of teaching as follows: "If you enrol on a distance education programme, in most cases, you receive a set of self-paced, self-instructional learning materials. You either receive these in hardcopy in the post or they are available online over the Internet. The course fees cover tuition costs and the supply of all course materials. However, for certain programmes, you may be required to purchase additional text books.These learning materials are broken into modules, which you study on your own. A tutor is also assigned to each student, who is available to provide help to students and also corrects and gives feedback on assignments."
Can I receive a qualification with Distance Learning?
Very definitely. There are different types of distance learning providers, private, colleges and universities who offer certificate, diploma, and degree courses.
Gaining a qualification through distance education can be done in a specified time, i.e., a years study to gain a diploma, or you can build towards your qualification on a step by step basis.
Each successfully completed course earns the candidate a set number of credit points. These credit points can be used across a combination of courses and or difficulty progression. On completion the credits earned build toward your experience and qualification.
It is entirely up to the student to decide what level of progression they wish to gain and over what period of time. Depending on the course and credits, you could gain a degree in two years or five.
Please note that some courses will have a set time frame due to course content that may date.
What are the benefits of study by Distance Learning?
In your own time and at your own pace. Fit your study around your work and home commitments.
Distance Learning Colleges offer 'supported learning'. When you enrol a tutor is assigned to you who will monitor and provide assistance to you throughout the course. Support is available via the internet, phone, and occasional workshops / seminars.
Course Dates All Year Round
Most colleges have no set start dates allowing you to start anytime you want.
Save time, money and be environmentally friendly too.
Distance learning has opened the doors for many people who otherwise may not have been able to avail of further education.
You too can take the next step by requesting information from one of these top accredited colleges and universities.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
New figures released last night reveal there are just under two candidates for every place in our colleges and universities, according to today's Irish Independent.
These are to include the unprecedented number of mature students (more than 15,000) seeking college places this year because of the economic downturn; the surge in the number of Leaving Certificate students, after years of decline, up by an estimated 2,000; new social welfare rules whereby those on jobseeker’s allowances risk the loss of benefit unless they are in education or training; and a directive from the Higher Education Authority that staff numbers must be cut by 6 per cent in the two-year period from December 2008 to December 2010 according to the Irish Times. Full articles available online.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Career experts say other factors are putting upward pressure on CAO point levels.
* the record number of mature students (more than 12,000) seeking college places this year because of the economic downturn;
* the surge in the number of Leaving Certificate students after years of decline, up by an estimated 2,000;
* new social welfare rules whereby those on jobseeker’s allowances risk the loss of benefit unless they are in education or training......Continue reading in the Irish Times
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Friday, September 25, 2009
The course will begin with a recap of the core principles of;
- lighting in the studio,
- achieving correct digital exposures
- accurate colour rendition
- lenses & accessories essential for commercial work.
During the course he will discuss how to light for various commercial 'people' shots including fashion. He will also demonstrate how to overcome specific problems with a variety of subject matter such as product packaging, glass & bottles, chrome and silver surfaces, gems, fabric and textured objects, including post-production issues. Pricing, invoicing and communicating with commercial clients will also be covered. 8 places are available but they book up fast.
Starts Thursday October 8th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm for 7 weeks price: 350euro deposit required 50euro students 300euro
For further information please contact Susan or Emer on 01 4975626
Recently Norton Associates had the dubious (!!?? :-) pleasure of the famous duo Podge & Rodge into their studios to have their photographs taken. Read about their exploits on Norton Associates blog.