gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium 2019

On Friday 22 November 2019, gradireland hosted the annual Higher Education Symposium & Awards at the Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel in Santry, Dublin. This event, sponsored by the Novartis, MSD, Aldi, ESB, Jameson, Novartis and PwC, was attended by over 150 higher education professionals and stakeholders, making it our biggest Symposium to-date. Continue reading gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium 2019

Graduate skills and the labour market

In a recent Irish Times postgraduate study supplement, Brian Mooney wrote on the how graduates are future-proofing their skillsets with a postgraduate qualification, while also making some interesting points about growing congruence between popular sectors of employment. The article says that while many undergraduates are expecting to secure employment directly after graduation, they may be confronted with the fact that they do not have all … Continue reading Graduate skills and the labour market

Why should you attend gradireland Live?

Maybe you got an email from us or got told by a friend to get a ticket… either way you’ve registered for gradireland Live, but perhaps aren’t sure what it is and what you’ve signed up for. Rest easy, we’re here to explain what’s happening on the day and how to make the most of it! The day itself is all about taking time for … Continue reading Why should you attend gradireland Live?

gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium

On Friday 23 November 2018, gradireland hosted our annual Higher Education Symposium & Awards at the Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel in Santry, Dublin. This event, sponsored by the Higher Education Authority, AbbVie and PwC, was attended by over 200 higher education professionals and stakeholders, making it our biggest Symposium to-date. The Symposium was focused on discussing the future of Higher Education in Ireland, exploring current … Continue reading gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium

Why postgraduate study abroad can be a viable, cost-effective, option

Once you finish your undergraduate degree it can be hard to figure out what to do next. There are so many options available, further study and travel being just two. Conor O’ Doherty, a DCU graduate, chose to combine those two options and set off to the Netherlands to pursue a postgrad degree in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). … Continue reading Why postgraduate study abroad can be a viable, cost-effective, option

Range of choices for postgrad students highlighted at Ireland’s largest further study fair

February 15th 2016 saw hundreds of students and over 60 exhibitors at the gradireland Further Study Fair at the RDS to explore the massive range of opportunities available within the world of postgraduate study. It is estimated that around 35% of students go on to further study after earning their degree, with last year seeing more than 19,000 students making to decision to pursue further study, according to … Continue reading Range of choices for postgrad students highlighted at Ireland’s largest further study fair

Find out why studying in Europe could be for you at the gradireland Further Study Fair

Every year, a wide variety of reasons attract students to make the choice to study overseas. The accessibility and relatively low cost of travel, particularly within Europe, has made the logistics of studying away from home a lot simpler. When you couple this with what many European universities have to offer; affordable fees, reasonable entry requirements and prestigious courses taught in English, it’s little wonder … Continue reading Find out why studying in Europe could be for you at the gradireland Further Study Fair

What makes a good personal statement?

The Personal Statement is a vital part of the application process if you’re interested in pursuing postgraduate study. Students should not underestimate the importance of getting it right.Careers advisor and expert Roisin Traynor has some timely advice.      So what makes a good personal statement? From my experience, someone who shows genuine interest, has some work experience and can discuss and show proof of research such as a reading … Continue reading What makes a good personal statement?

4 things you didn’t know about this year’s Graduate Careers Fair

It’s less than two weeks away from the most anticipated event in the gradireland events calendar, the 14th annual Graduate Careers Fair. This event will see 120 of Ireland’s leading graduate employers, start-up companies and further study providers showcasing what they have to offer in a range of different sectors. Ahead of this event we have put together a list of four things that you probably … Continue reading 4 things you didn’t know about this year’s Graduate Careers Fair

5 Reasons why you should enter the Higher Education Awards

You might be weighing up the pros and cons of spending the time to enter the gradireland Higher Education Awards but it’s definitely time well spent and we’ve put together five reasons why it makes sense to enter.     Marketing & PR Awards may not spring to mind when thinking about marketing opportunities but just being short-listed can greatly enhance the awareness of your … Continue reading 5 Reasons why you should enter the Higher Education Awards