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 Paul Galvan from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Paul Galvan

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Department of Education and Skills

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  Paul Galvan
I would advise them to ensure they enjoy working with young people. If possible try to get some teaching experience; I started out as a substitute teacher before applying for my H Dip in Education.

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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Free Maths Support at DCU for 2nd Level Students

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Free Maths Support at DCU for 2nd Level Students

Friday, October 23, 2015 

Free Maths Support at DCU for 2nd Level Students

DCU Maths Learning Centre is delighted to offer free weekly drop-in mathematics support sessions to secondary school students.

The sessions are starting on Monday 9th November from 6.00pm - 8.00pm for a trial period of 5 weeks, with the final session taking place on 7th December. 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with or contact Colette O’Beirne in the School Liaison Office, DCU on (01) 700-8510 /

Full details are available here [pdf].

The CareresPortal Team