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 Lisa Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lisa Kelly

Speech and Language

Health Service Executive

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Lisa Kelly

Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics

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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Posted on September 15, 2017

New Courses

Bachelor of Arts (LM002)

UL's new Bachelor of Arts programme will create a greater range of subject choice and give students the opportunity to work, travel or study abroad. Ranked as the highest general entry arts course in the country with 360 points, one of the programmes strengths is its range of 19 subjects with 176 possible combinations to degree level. As part of this new degree programme, €1000 will be awarded to the three students who achieve the highest CAO points for the year of their application. A further €1000 will be awarded to the three students with the highest QCA at the end of Year 1. This course is in conjunction with Mary Immaculate College.

Bachelor of Science in Paramedic Studies (LM103)

Paramedic Studies is another new course to the UL curriculum increasing the number to a total of 44 undergraduate programmes which are offered by the University. The first of its kind to be incorporated into a Level 8 degree, it is required that students have both a drivers license as well as a van license in order to begin study. Students will be given the opportunity to partake in work placement in order to deal with a full spectrum of emergencies.

If you wish to learn more about the full range of courses offered at UL as well as our 2017 CAO entry points go to; www.ul.ie/courses


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