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 Nan Hu from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Nan Hu


An Garda Síochána

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I would advise those considering the job to be patient and to be good at what you are doing and when the opportunity comes to join An Garda Siochana just take it!.

If you are part of a minority group in Ireland and considering joining An Garda Síochána then my advice to you is to go for it because as a foreign national working in the organisation I promise there is no discrimination in An Garda Síochána.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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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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