Past pupils of Scoil Chríost Rí came back last week with tips on college life to senior girls, for National College Awareness Week.
Speakers and lecturers from colleges including NUI Galway, IT Carlow, Dublin Institute of Technology and Waterford IT also visited.
The past pupils were Nadine Cosgrove, Roisin Flynn, Niamh Quinn, Allison Spillane, Katie Ramsbottom, Claudia Keane, Katie Reddin, Sarah Langan and Paige Fitzgibbon.
From business degrees in UL to one of the smallest courses in Ireland, Gaeilge agus Iriseoireacht in UCD, they shared invaluable information with students.
“They spoke about their college experience on a personal level. We even learned about embarrassing first year experiences, things no one discusses but play a big part in finding yourself in college,” said Tiarna McEvoy, student week ambassador along with Ciara Phelan, Aoibhin Monnelly and Megan Shiels.
“We heard that contrasted with the Leaving Cert, it is up to you to be self-motivated to get through college, and to use that freedom wisely and work hard,” said Ciara, thanking guidance counsellor Ms Hearn for her help
PLC courses and the many pathways into third level shown during the week also relieved some exam worries.