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Friday 19 September 2014

CAO Results - The Complete Guide

Only in this Monday's Irish Independent

Published 15/08/2014 | 12:51

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They have their results. What  now for the 57,000 or so Leaving Certificate  2014 candidates ?

About 46,000 students in the class of 2014 - three in four - have applied to the CAO for a place in college  and are awaiting the offers on Monday.

Others have applied elsewhere, or are still undecided about what to do.

In whatever category they are, the Irish  Independent  Going to College supplement being published on Monday, will be an essential read for students , as well as their  parents/guardians,  as they prepare for the next step.

At 32 pages it is bigger than ever, and will include the  points for all 1,400 CAO courses  and plenty more besides,  including what to do if the preferred offer doesn’t come up, tips for settling into college life, student finance  and Adrian Weckler’s student gadget  guide.

Guidance counsellor Aoife Walsh , a weekly columnist with the Irish Independent,  will cover a range of possibilities,  both inside and outside the CAO , highlighting the many opportunities out there, even for those who have no idea about what to do.

There will be also  inspiring stories about existing third-level students,  or recent graduates with example s of interesting   journeys to and through college  and the world of work.

The Irish Independent, along  with  eircom,  sponsors  the annual Exam Helpline 1800 265 165, organised by the  National Parents Council and staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.    For the first time time, this year, a representative of the student grant awarding body, SUSI , is also taking calls on the helpline.

The helpline will be open from  8a.m. on Monday  with guidance counsellors  on hand to offer one-to one advice to students and their parents/guardians.

In addition to the helpline,  independent.ie will broadcast   question and answer sessions with guidance counsellors on Monday afternoon.

Questions for the  broadcast may be sent via  email to exams2014@independent.ie ,  or  twitter  #indoexams2014.

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