Cracking the College Code

Making the most of the first year college experience

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About the Author

Catherine O’Connor, MA (Ed), FIITD, Education Consultant, Trinity College Dublin, specialises in student recruitment and has over twenty years’ experience in education encompassing design and delivery of programmes at diploma, degree and master’s level at both Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University.

Following a career in financial services, the study of drama led her to a Training and Development career where she worked in the community motivating the long term unemployed to return to study and work. Catherine has also researched and published within the areas of education and technology enhanced learning.

Catherine is also a regular contributor to regional radio, television and national radio, the Irish Independent,,,, on the subject of making the transition to third level. Also featured in the Education Matters Yearbook, the Farmers Journal, Sunday Times and Woman's Way magazine. Public lectures include Open Days at TCD, ZEMINAR and keynotes at various venues nationwide including College Awareness week. She is also an advocate of men's health.

Information talks are available nationwide for parent and student groups nationwide.

Individual consultations Catherine also works with first year college students who are having difficulty settling into college life. During these consultations she shares tools and techniques to deal with the challenges faced and prepare for what lies ahead.


Contact Catherine at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 086 6017036

Parents' Associations and Schools: Multiple copies of the book can be purchased at a discounted price from CJ Fallon - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01 6166490 and the National Parents Council Post Primary. Also available to purchase on this site and in all bookshops.