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Better Options 2019

Date:  18th November 2019

Time: 10.00am-13.00pm

Venue: Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Ave, Clontarf, Dublin, D09 R232

Fee: It's free (also no registration needed)

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Better Options is a college fair for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties will take place in The Marino Institute of Education, Clontarf, Dublin from 10.00am-13.00pm. 

This college fair is an ideal event for students with disabilities considering their post leaving cert educational options.  Attendees are able to talk to staff from college support services to gather key information about courses and access routes open to those with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, including how to make an application to DARE- Disability Access Route to Education. Colleges nationwide are represented in the exhibition hall and talks run concurrently, covering topics such as DARE and some key preparatory tips for entering college. 

Any queries please feel free to contact Christine at Christine.hynes@ahead.ie or call us on 01 716 4397.

Not sure how to get into your chosen subject field? Check out our 'INTO' tips series featuring tips on getting into teaching, technology, nursing and many more fields of study!

Download The Better Options Flyer (PDF)

schedule for the day

 10:30 - 11:00 am: Opening

Location

The Sports Hall, Marino Conference Centre

Formal Opening of The Better Options Fair

Speakers

Dr Teresa O'Doherty, President of Marino Institute of Education

Dara Ryder, Incoming Executive Director of AHEAD

Róisín Hackett, Student Activist, Trinity College Dublin

 11.00 - 11.45 am: DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) Info Session

Overview of the DARE application process and key tips when applying to college through this access route. 

Location

The Lecture Room, Marino Conference Centre

Speaker

Colm Downes, Access Programmes Manager from The Irish Universities Association

 12.00 - 12.30 pm: Into College and what's there for you

Providing you with useful tips to make the most of your college experience

Location

The Shaw/Yeats Room, Marino Conference Centre

Speakers

Courtney McGrath, Disability Officer of The Trinity College Dublin Students' Union

Hannah Kelly, GetAHEAD Coordinator of AHEAD

 12.00 -12.30 pm: Into...I don't know what?

A talk on career guidance for students with disabilities to help you decide where to go next 

Location

The Lecture Room, Marino Conference Centre

Speakers

Catherine Greene, Chairperson of The Adult Guidance Association and Executive Member of The Insitute of Guidance Counsellors. 

Lorraine Gallagher, Information and Training Officer of AHEAD.

 12:45 - 13:30 pm: DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) Info Session

Overview of the DARE application process and key tips when applying to college through this access route. 

Location

The Lecture Room, Marino Conference Centre

Speaker

Colm Downes, Access Programmes Manager from The Irish Universities Association

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