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 Brian Kelly from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brian Kelly

Science Entrepreneur

BioPharmachem Ireland

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Brian Kelly
Go for it!  But realise that its not going to be easy and things take time and there are LOTS of sacrifices to make. Also make sure you learn from your mistakes - because you will make them. It is really only a mistake if you don't learn from it.
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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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Disabilities A-Z

In this A-Z of disabilities we look at a range of disabilities and their characteristics in the context of educational and career progression:

  • How does the disability impact learning skills and development?
  • How does the disability impede educational opportunity and progression?
  • What learning tips and strategies are there for students with this difficulty?
  • What supports are out there for students with this particular difficulty or disability?
  • How will it impact on career choice and progression?

Each section includes links to relevant resources and additional information.

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Important Changes to DARE 2017

Note: The DARE Application focus 2017 has undergone some important changes. Click image above for updated DARE information booklet.


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Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2012/13 
New statistical report released this year from AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2013/14 
Statistical report from AHEAD (February 2015), the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2014/15 
Statistical report from AHEAD (May 2016),the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
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