Wednesday 20 June 2018

CorkHi19°| Lo13°

Cork Independent


Other options available to students

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 6:08pm

As students received their Leaving Cert results yesterday, one principal is advising those deciding their next step not to stress about their results.

Helen Ryan, principal of the Cork College of Commerce, said: “There’s always the pressure students put on themselves, and the media. I do think there’s a growing awareness that there are other options than higher education. It’s not all about the Leaving Cert anymore.”

She advised anyone who was disappointed with their results to take time, look at their other options and resist comparing themselves to their peers.

“It’s just important that everybody looks at their own journey. If you had a goal and you met it, you should be happy. It’s not always about getting the highest points; if you did something to get to the next rung of the ladder, you should be proud,” Ms Ryan said.

She said both the college’s students and faculty were pleased with the Leaving Cert results and that the new point system will take some adjusting.

“It’s different and it’s going take a bit of getting used to, so we’re being a bit tentative. It’s a new system and any new thing takes time to embed.”

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message