Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Deirdre Lavelle from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Deirdre Lavelle

Care Assistant

St. Michael's House

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It can take time to get to know people with learning disabilities, patience and good listen skills are very important.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Open Day

Saturday January 14th 2017

The next open day at UL will take place on Saturday January 14th from 9am to 2pm. This open day is for all those considering study at UL – undergrad, postgrad, mature learners, part-time professionals etc. We will have presentations on our degree courses, information stands to find out what you need to know, and campus tours to give you a sense of the facilities and services that we can offer you.  Meet our student support teams from First Seven Weeks, and Student Engagement and Success. We aim to support your transition to 3rd level to ensure you get all the help you need to make your first year at UL at successful one.

Parents/guardians can pick up copies of our Aiming Higher booklet which promotes a practical understanding of the higher education system in Ireland and will help support students in making informed decisions around third level courses and career choices. 



On the day, you can also meet with representatives from SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), the Department of Social Protection and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners all of whom can advise on tax matters in relation to student fees.

Find out about our work placement/Co-op programme which is the largest of its kind in Ireland, with a network of over 1700 employers.

You can chat with our lecturers and ask questions about our courses on a one-to-one basis. Find out about our new suite of sport scholarships. Take a tour of our library, or view a typical student apartment on campus. Tours of our UL Sport Arena will also be available.

Courses featured will include our new degrees for intake September 2017;

Open days at UL are your best opportunity to get a real sense of the UL experience – to study, live, and play all on the one campus. Book your place and find out more on

We look forward to showing you around!

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