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What is Higher Options?

Higher Options is the foremost annual education expo for second level students in Ireland run by The Irish Times with support from the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. The event provides all the information second level students will need to make informed decisions about their further and higher level studies. Students can meet directly with representatives from universities, colleges and education institutions from Ireland, the UK, Europe and beyond. A full programme of talks with live Q&A sessions, offering students a unique opportunity to ask questions and retain intensive information, enabling them to begin making informed decisions for later in the year. Information regarding a list of exhibitors, talk schedules and a map of the venue will be provided closer to the event on The Irish Times website here.

This event is of most interest to senior cycle students in Ireland, their parents, guidance counsellors and those interested in finding out about study, training and further education options after the Leaving Cert exams.

When is Higher Options 2024?

The exhibition will take place from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th September, 2024.

How can I book my place for Higher Options?

Attendee and exhibitor bookings for Higher Options 2024 will be open in Spring 2024. When bookings are open you will be able to reserve your place here.

Will there be a Gaeltacht at Higher Options?

An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta at Higher Options will be a space for students who are interested in Irish to come together in one place and find out about the possibilities of careers and study opportunities with the language. Industry experts will share information about pursuing careers with Irish in business, media, law, the public sector, apprenticeships and the EU through Career Talks and Exhibition spaces. Find out more here.

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