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Cracking The College Code

Cracking the College Code is the ‘must have’ essential guide for all students, parents and guardians embarking on a journey into third level. Written in straightforward language, key topics include:
> Making informed choices
> Preparing for change
> Getting to know how the third level system works
> What students face in the first weeks and months at college
> Where and when to look for help
> The challenges of living at home or away

Catherine O’Connor, MA (Ed) Education Consultant, works as an education specialist in student recruitment at Trinity College Dublin and has over twenty years’ experience in education including the design and delivery of diploma, degree and master’s programmes at both Trinity College and Dublin City University.

Following a career in financial services, the study of drama led her to a Training and Development career where she worked in the community motivating the long term unemployed to return to study and work, after the last recession. Catherine has also researched and published within the areas of education and technology enhanced learning.

Reviews for Cracking the College Code

“A brilliant book and what every student, parent/guardian needs to read on entry to third level education. Informative, realistic and comprehensive. This book kept me interested every step of the way. Superbly written and something I will refer to time and time again.”
 Nora Irwin: Parent and former Director, National Parents Council Post Primary and Executive Committee Member, COMPASS (Co-operation of Minority Religions & Protestant Parents Association)

“Cracking the College Code has a wealth of information for both aspiring and current third level students and their parents alike. It is very accessible, well researched and comprehensive. It gives a valuable insight into how the college system really works – a wonderful resource.” 
Dr Veronica O’Dwyer: Lecturer of Optometry, Dublin Institute of Technology

“I wish this book was around when I was starting out. It opens prospective students’ minds to everything you don’t think of about third level. A must-read for anyone thinking about going to college.”
 Jenny Stokes: A recent college graduate

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Class:  General Reading

Price:   €10.00

ISBN:   9781782373575