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Which Course Virtual Expo, Ireland’s first online education fair, takes place this September

Which Course Virtual Expo, Ireland’s first online educational event, is taking place over three days this September. Which Course Virtual Expo has grown out of the successful Which Course Expo, which has run at the RDS in Dublin since 2007. For the first time, the educational fair will take place as an online event. This is an innovative new way of connecting students with colleges and course providers. Like a traditional educational fair, students can collect prospectuses and course details, and they have the opportunity to meet with educational institutions, talk through their study options, and enrol in a course.

Which Course Virtual Expo takes place on Wednesday 7, Thursday 8, and Saturday 10 September. Over the event there will be a series of talks by educational experts, career coaches and industry insiders at the virtual Seminar Zone. In addition, prospective students will also be able to make an appointment with a professional development coach and avail of free expert career advice at our Career Clinic. Which Course Virtual Expo, the Seminar Zone and the Career Clinic are absolutely free of charge for all prospective students.

Anyone registering to attend Which Course Virtual Expo will automatically be entered into the draw to win an iPad Air. The draw takes place on 18 September 2016.

WHO IS TAKING PART?

Exhibitors taking part in the September 2016 event include:

  • Third-level colleges
  • Private colleges
  • Educational institutions
  • Business schools
  • Specialist colleges
  • Professional institutes
  • Part-time, evening and adult education course providers
  • Distance-learning course providers from around the world
  • Health and hobbyist course providers
  • Accreditation bodies

Attendees registering for Which Course Virtual Expo include:

  • Secondary school students
  • Graduate students
  • Post-graduate students
  • Foreign students
  • Mature students looking to up-skill or change careers
  • Adults returning to education
  • Adults looking for part-time and/or evening courses
  • Hobbyists looking to improve skills, or learn new ones

DATES

Wednesday 7 September, Thursday 8 September, and Saturday 10 September 2016.

 

ABOUT US

Which Course Virtual Expo is run by Careers Unlimited. Careers Unlimited is an Irish company which specialises in education, recruitment and career enhancement. We operate career and education websites, as well as run public events about careers, recruitment and educational courses in Ireland.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Beth Rees
Which Course Virtual Expo
Tel: (01) 5311 280 / 087 654 3175
Email: info@careers.ie
Web: www.whichcoursevirtualexpo.ie

 

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Which Course Expo 2015 returns with €150K of advertising punch

Which Course Expo, the annual courses exhibition, has launched its marketing plan by announcing the Irish Daily Mail and Radio NOVA as its two main media partners for this year. The event, now it its 8th year, runs at the RDS every September and is aimed at those, numbering over 150,000, who will enrol in a part-time evening or night course in the Greater Dublin area this Autumn.

The media partnerships will provide almost €100,000 of coverage in the DMG Media titles – Irish Daily Mail, Irish Mail on Sunday, YOU Magazine, TV Now and the Evoke.ie website. Meanwhile, Radio NOVA will provide €20,000 of radio advertising and promotion to the event. NOVA has 143,000 listeners in Dublin city, county and commuter belt.

Other marketing to be rolled out for the event over the next two weeks includes concentrated radio advertising from FM104, Classic Hits 4FM, Sunshine 106.8 & East Coast FM, print advertising in the Dublin Gazette newspapers & Hot Press magazine, cinema advertising through Wide Eyed Media and online to the 100,000 registered users of the company’s Nightcourses.com website. The event is also being heavily promoted through Facebook, Twitter and Google Adwords.

The event takes places at the RDS on Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th September and is expected to attract up to 10,000 course-seekers over the two days.

We’re expecting this year’s event to the biggest and best to date. There has been growth in interest in part-time courses this year compared to the last number of years and we’re certainly seeing that in the numbers that are pre-registering for event“, said Event Organiser, Bronagh Cotter.

The annual event, which is free of charge to the general public, will feature course providers from the Greater Dublin are and beyond, showcasing part-time courses of all descriptions for those wishing to enrol in courses this Autumn. It also features a weekend of seminars and talks about adult learning and a ‘Careers Clinic’, where attendees can receive one-to-one advice from qualified career coaches – all free of charge.

Among the educational providers showcasing their part-time courses and programmes at Which Course Expo 2015 will be: National College of Ireland, DCU Connected, Solas eCollege, Hibernia College, Dorset College, City Colleges, University College Cork Adult Continuing Education, Emergency Services Training Institute, LA College of Creative Arts, Athena College, The Gaiety School of Acting, IICP Education & Training, The Radio & DJ Schools, Irish Payroll Association, Innopharma Labs, Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gael Linn, Centre for Personal & Management Coaching,  College of Progressive Education, Colaiste Dhulaigh, Litton Lane Training, and many more.

The Expo will also cater for those wishing to pursue further learning at their own pace and on their own terms, with the presence of distance learning providers such Solas eCollege and DCU Connected.

In addition, the event will feature the Seminar Zone, with talks from guest speakers and course providers taking place over the weekend. Trinity & City College’s John O’Keeffe will present talk on “Psychopaths – The Psychology of the Damned”, while the Sunday World’s Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant will speak on “Crime & Journalism – Into the heart of Darkness. Celebrity Solicitor, Gerald Kean, will speak about courses and careers in the legal profession with other talks will be provided from actors, broadcasters, chefs and course providers attending the event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to win free course places at the event, with over €25,000 of free courses to be won.

Which Course Expo is run by Careers Unlimited, a Dublin-based events, recruitment and education company. It operates the Nightcourses.com, Postgrad.ie and Gotocollege.ie websites and the bi-annual Jobs Expo events in Dublin & Cork.

Director, Kevin Branigan, said, “The marketing campaign for this year’s Which Course Expo signals our determination to reinforce our brand and position as the largest provider of course information to prospective students in the country. We’ve been strong in promoting our brands since our launch in all those years ago in 2000, albeit with some challenges during the recent years of recession. This latest campaign clearly signals our intention to return to strong marketing values and expand our position in the market once again “.

For more information, or to pre-register for the event, log on to www.whichcourse.ie. 

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Details
Dates: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015
Location: Serpentine Hall, RDS, Dublin 4 
Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday: 11am until 4pm
Entrance Fee: FREE

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Which Course Expo To Return to Dublin’s RDS in September

Which Course Expo, Dublin’s Annual Adult Course Fair, has announced that it will return to Dublin’s RDS on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September, 2015. The event, now in its 8th year, showcases the many part-time courses, adult programmes and further learning options run by course providers throughout the Greater Dublin area each Autumn and attracts thousands of course seekers each year. It is the only adult courses event held in the Greater Dublin area and is aimed at the upwards of 150,000 people who enrol in night courses and part-time classes each year.

Which Course Expo features numerous course providers offering courses as diverse as business and IT to dream interpretation and angel therapy. It also features seminars and talks about courses and its popular Career Clinic, where attendees can receive qualified career and course coaching free of charge.

The annual event is run by Careers Unlimited, a Dublin-based events and publishing company; the company also runs the successful ‘Jobs Expo’ as well as the Nightcourses.com, Gotocollege.ie and Postgrad.ie course portals.

“This year’s Which Course Expo will be the biggest to date. We’re spent the last few months evaluating past events and looking at ways to advance it in 2015. This year, we’ll be very much focusing on the twin areas of professional courses and the fun and social side of adult courses”, says Career’s Unlimited’s Kevin Branigan. “Those interested in Which Course Expo will be impressed to see the variety of exhibitors, seminars and talks that we’ll have over the two days in September and we will continue to be the most cost-effective way for course providers to have direct contact with prospective students”, he said.

Those wishing to pre-register for this year’s Which Course Expo can do so by clicking here: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/which-course-expo-saturday-5th-sunday-6th-september-2015-tickets-16835624807

Those wishing to exhibit at Which Course Expo can contact info@whichcourseexpo.ie

Which Course Expo 2015 will run at the RDS Concert Hall on September 5th & 6th from 11am-5pm each day. More information about the event is available at www.whichcourseexpo.ie

More information:
Careers Unlimited
T: (01) 5311 280
E: info@whichcourseexpo.ie

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