Guidance

Career Guidance 2019/2020 from Ms Kerrie Collins

May 22, 2020

TY Class Learn about Tralee Institute of Technology

January 29, 2020

TY Class at Desmond College learns about the STEM courses and Opportunities in Tralee Institute of Technology.


Desmond College TY Students learning about Tralee Institute of Technology

Pictured with Mr Gerard Corkery and Ms Elish Broderick.

Programme for Access to Higher Education

November 17, 2019

2019-11: Programme for Access to Higher Education


2019-11: Programme for Access to Higher Education

5th Year Career Conference Trip 2019

October 3, 2019




The 2019 Irish Times Higher Options Conference.

September 24, 2019

Leaving Certs visit The Irish Times Higher Options Conference in Dublin.
#careers #choices #options


Teacher Taster Programme

May 21, 2019

Ten prospective teachers from the Transition Year class visited the University of Limerick to experience a teacher taster workshop.

The Desmond College Students were instructed by UL undergraduate students and learned new skills and experienced microteaching sessions.

It was a wonderful opportunity organised by the three 3rd level institutions in Limerick…
* University of Limerick,
* Mary Immaculate College
* and Limerick Institute of Technology.


A number of Desmond College Transition Year students who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick
A number of Desmond College Transition Year students who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick.


Cian Nolan and Matthew O'Connor who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick
Cian Nolan and Matthew O’Connor who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick


Joanne Lai, Marcelina Krzywdainska, Alanis Leen, Chloe Aherne and Mary Sexton who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick
Joanne Lai, Marcelina Krzywdainska, Alanis Leen, Chloe Aherne and Mary Sexton who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick

Desmond College celebrates College Awareness Week 2018!

November 26, 2018

Desmond College organised a week of activities and guest speakers to mark College Awareness Week.

 The fourth annual College Awareness Week (CAW)
took place from November 19th to 23rd 2018

 The campaign promoted the benefits of a post-secondary
plan for all, supports students to become ‘college ready’
and features local role models

Desmond College celebrated College Awareness Week by holding talks, workshops, project work and parents evening throughout the week.

We at Desmond College are delighted to be part of a nationwide campaign to promote the importance of post-secondary education. There are lots of options out there and College Awareness Week encourages people of all ages to consider further education as part of their future.

CAW aims to inspire and inform all students about the importance of having a post-secondary education plan. It advocates for students to have the choice to pursue the course best suited to their interests, abilities and dreams, whether that is a PLC qualification, an apprenticeship or a university degree.

For more information on CAW, please visit www.collegeaware.ie.

For further details please contact:
Kerrie Collins – Career and Guidance Counsellor in Desmond College

Nov 2018: Kellie Griffin and Darren Bridgeman 3rd year students checking out what is on offer during College Awareness Week
Kellie Griffin and Darren Bridgeman 3rd year students checking out what is on offer during College Awareness Week

Nov 2018: Liam Callanan and Michéal Murphy from Desmond College enjoyed an enlightening and informative talk from LCETB about apprentices and traineeship opportunities for leaving certificate students
Liam Callanan and Michéal Murphy from Desmond College enjoyed an enlightening and informative talk from LCETB about apprentices and traineeship opportunities for leaving certificate students

Nov 2018: Some  of the science students in Desmond College enjoying a talk about the science courses on offer in the Institute of Technology Tralee
Some of the science students in Desmond College enjoying a talk about the science courses on offer in the Institute of Technology Tralee

Nov 2018: Alan Wallace pictured with Joe O'Connor (Limerick Senior Hurler Trainer) who gave an inspirational talk to our students as part of College Awareness Week.
Alan Wallace pictured with Joe O’Connor (Limerick Senior Hurler Trainer) who gave an inspirational talk to our students as part of College Awareness Week

Nov 2018: Desmond College Transition Year pictured with Joe O\Connor (Limerick Senior Hurler Trainer) who gave an inspirational talk to our students as part of College Awareness Week.
Desmond College Transition Year pictured with Joe O’Connor (Limerick Senior Hurler Trainer) who gave an inspirational talk to our students as part of College Awareness Week


Transition Year students enjoying a talk from GMIT

Nov 2018: Damian Quaid spoke to students of Desmond college about careers within the Gardai Síochàna
Damian Quaid spoke to students of Desmond college about careers within the Gardai Síochàna


Students enjoying a talk in relation to the Broadford Sports Programme
Students enjoying a talk in relation to the Broadford Sports Programme

Desmond College celebrates College Awareness Week 2018!

November 21, 2018

Desmond College organises a week of activities and guestspeakers to mark College Awareness Week.

  • The fourth annual College Awareness Week (CAW) is taking place from November 19th to 23rd 2018
  • The campaign promotes the benefits of a post-secondary plan for all, supports students to become ‘college ready’ and features local role models
  • For further information visit www.collegeaware.ie

Desmond College will celebrate College Awareness Week by holding talks, workshops, project work and parents evening throughout this week.

We at Desmond College are delighted to be part of a nationwide campaign to promote the importance of post-secondary education. There are lots of options out there and College Awareness Week encourages people of all ages to consider further education as part of their future.

CAW aims to inspire and inform all students about the importance of having a post-secondary education plan. It advocates for students to have the choice to pursue the course best suited to their interests, abilities and dreams, whether that is a PLC qualification, an apprenticeship or a university degree.

For more information on CAW, please visit www.collegeaware.ie.

For further details please contact:
Kerrie Collins – Career and Guidance Counsellor in Desmond College

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Desmond College students visit LIT to discover pathways for the future

October 25, 2018

October 2018: Desmond College students visit LIT to discover pathways for the future

Careers Exhibition in University of Limerick

September 26, 2018

5th-year students discovering courses, colleges and universities at a careers exhibition in the University of Limerick.

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Desmond College Pupils Visit Higher Options Conference 2018

September 12, 2018

6th years students enjoying the Higher Options Careers Conference.

Sept 2018: Desmond College 6th year students enjoying the Higher Options conference

Sept 2018: Desmond College 6th year students enjoying the Higher Options conference Sept 2018: Desmond College 6th year students enjoying the Higher Options conference

College Awareness Week

November 27, 2017


Senior students enjoying a talk from the Social Sciences department from UCC
Senior students enjoying a talk from the Social Sciences department from UCC


Shauna Upton from sogeti speaking to Desmond College students about STEM CAREERS AND COLLEGE COURSES
Shauna Upton from Sogeti speaking to Desmond College students about STEM CAREERS AND COLLEGE COURSES


Students enjoying information presentation from Evelyn O'Brien from Griffith college celebrating COLLEGE AWARENESS WEEK
Students enjoying information presentation from Evelyn O’Brien from Griffith college celebrating COLLEGE AWARENESS WEEK


6th year and TY students inspired by a talk from Adrian O'Brien on careers in fitness and wellbeing.
6th year and TY students inspired by a talk from Adrian O’Brien on careers in fitness and wellbeing.

Study Skills and CAO Talk

November 16, 2017

Monday 20th November 2017 @ 7pm: Study Skills Talk
Desmond College are delighted to offer a Study Skills Talk for all Parents to give them the information on how to support their child in studying for examinations.

The presentation will be held in the school commencing at 7pm.
 
 
Monday 20th November 2017 @ 8pm: Information evening for 6th Year Parents

This meeting will give parents the information on applying to the CAO (colleges and Universities system).

The presentation will commence at 8pm.

Open Day in Institute of Technology Tralee

October 27, 2017


Oct 2017: Desmond College students attend the Open Day in Institute of Technology, Tralee
Rebecca O’Connor, Clodagh O’Keefe, Zoe Philips,
Sophie Bridgeman and Amy Ryan at the Open Day in Institute of Technology, Tralee.


Oct 2017: Desmond College students attend the Open Day in Institute of Technology, Tralee
Michael Hogan, Jeremiah Cahill and Gary Byrnes
at the Open Day in Institute of Technology, Tralee.

Desmond College celebrates College Awareness Week 2017!

October 27, 2017

Desmond College organises a week of activities and guest speakers to mark College Awareness Week.

  • The fourth annual College Awareness Week (CAW) is taking place from
    November 20th to November 26th 2017
  • The campaign promotes the benefits of a post-secondary plan for all, supports students to become ‘college ready’ and features local role models
  • For further information visit www.collegeaware.ie

We at Desmond College are delighted to be part of a nationwide campaign to promote the importance of post-secondary education. There are lots of options out there and College Awareness Week encourages people of all ages to consider further education as part of their future.

CAW aims to inspire and inform all students about the importance of having a post-secondary education plan. It advocates for students to have the choice to pursue the course best suited to their interests, abilities and dreams, whether that is a PLC qualification, an apprenticeship or a university degree.

CAW is supported by the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. Many other organisations such as The National Parents Council Post-Primary, the Irish Union of Second Level Students and Irish Business Employers Confederation have backed the campaign.

The inaugural CAW in 2014, the first of its kind in Ireland, was a runaway success with over 350 events in locations including schools, higher educational institutes, community centres and libraries. Last year’s campaign saw over 1,200 events and approximately 125,000 participants. CAW 2017 is expected to bring even more participants on board, with events from Malin Head to Mizen Head and a strong focus on communities where participation in Higher Education remains below average.

College Awareness Week gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of Perrigo, the Higher Education Authority, Trinity College Dublin and Solas, the Further Education and Training Authority, and commends their dedication to the betterment of communities and Irish society through enhanced educational experiences.

For more information on CAW, please visit www.collegeaware.ie

For further details please contact:
Kerrie Collins – Career and Guidance Counsellor in Desmond College

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