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Autumn Student Events

Schoolbags, early mornings, homework… Summer is well and truly over. We can’t make the sun stick around any longer. But, we can tell you about some events we will be at that might make your future a little brighter!

Thinking about how to set yourself up for an exciting future and an interesting career? Wondering what you should study in college? Or just up for some fun? Then come and chat to us at these upcoming student events.


Career focus: School Summit

When? 10:30-14:30 on 16 and 17 September

Where? National Show Centre, Swords, County Dublin

What? The School Summit is your chance to get a taste for what lies beyond secondary school. From banks to charities, dozens of Irish companies representing a range of industries are at this event. This is the perfect place to find out how languages are used in the workplace.


Course finder: Higher Options

When? 18-20 September

Where? RDS Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

What? Hosted by The Irish Times, Higher Options is a longstanding fixture on the secondary school calendar. Go here to discover exactly what third level opportunities are open to you. Particularly useful if you’re into languages, universities and colleges from around the world showcase their courses.


4th years only: Transition Year Show

When? 10:30-15:30 on 24 and 25 September

Where? Punchestown, Naas, County Kildare

What? Transition Year gives you the space to explore your passions and decide what to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s a unique time and the Transition Year Show is the only event designed for TY students. Get inspired by informative talks, find out what language options are open to you and have a bit of fun along the way.


Study/life balance: Zeminar

When? 8-10 October

Where? National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown Dublin

What? Every generation of students is different and Zeminar is all about the needs of Generation Z. Tackling social issues and focusing on new approaches to career and personal growth, this is an innovative event. Expect everything from mental health, sexuality, sports and interactive careers exhibits.

Who? We are very excited to announce that Ireland’s only professional wakeboarder, David O’Caoimh, will represent Languages Connect on the Zeminar stage. Come and catch David talking about how being able to speak French gives him more opportunities and makes him more confident when he travels abroad to compete.

If you don’t get a chance to attend these events, watch these videos to listen to industry experts explain how languages can boost your career opportunities.