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, specialises in student recruitment at Trinity College Dublin 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 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, after the last recession. 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 Farmers Journal, Sunday Times and in Woman's Way magazine. Public lectures - Open Days at TCD and venues nationwide during College Awareness week.

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

Information talks are available nationwide for parent groups in the evenings throughout the year and for Leaving Cert student groups during the school day.

Individual consultations are also available for senior cycle students. During these consultations Catherine works with students motivating them towards their career paths, giving them tools and techniques to get through the Leaving Cert year and prepare for what lies ahead at college. She also works with college students who are having difficulty settling into college life.

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.