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If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.
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6,207 applicants receive CAO offers today

CAO Round A offers will be available to view online at www.cao.ie from 6 am today

6,207 applicants receive CAO offers today

A total of 6,207 applicants will receive an offer in this early round – of these, 4,884 will receive a Level 8 offer and 2,500 will receive a Level 7/6 offer.

1,177 applicants will receive an offer on both the Level 8 and Level 7/6 lists.

Successful applicants will also receive a paper offer notice by post, an email and a text message (if they have selected this option) with details of their offer.

Round A offers mainly concern mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and deferred applicants, but offers are also issued to some applicants who have completed an access course, or those who may be required to make visa arrangements.

 The ‘Reply Date’ by which Round A offers must be accepted is Thursday, 12 July at 5:15 pm.

Speaking about the offer process, CAO communications officer, Eileen Keleghan, commented; “We urge all mature, deferred and other applicants who may be expecting an offer at this stage to log in to their CAO accounts after 6 am today to check if they have received a Round A offer.

“Successful applicants will also receive an email to the email account that they have registered on the CAO system.

“Offers must be accepted by 5:15 pm on Thursday next, 12 July – failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled” she added. 

A further offer round (Round Zero) will take place on 2 August  for additional mature applicants, deferred and Access applicants, graduate entry medicine applicants, and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET/FETAC applicants.

For all other applicants, Round One offers will be issued on Monday, 20 August. Round One offers will be available to view online from 6 am, and successful applicants will also receive offer notification by email and text message if they have selected this option, as well as by post.

The reply date for Round One offers is 24 August at 5:15 pm. 

Round Two offers will be available to view online from 29 August at 10 am.

For more information about the CAO offer and acceptance process watch the video guide available here: 

 

 

 

 

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