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Empowering Student Futures: People First Credit Union hosting a free Information Evening for 5th and 6th years (and their parents)

People First Credit Union Careers Night

People First Credit Union proudly presents a free practical Information Evening for parents and students of 5th Year, and 6th Year.

This event is designed to provide crucial insights into financial planning, navigating SUSI funding, and making informed career choices as students and parents transition to college life.

Event Details

  • Date and Time: Thursday, April 4 at 7pm
  • Location: Killeshin Hotel


This exclusive event is open to People First Credit Union members and students of our seven secondary schools within our common bond; 

  • St Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise
  • Scoil Chriost Rí, Portlaoise
  • Portlaoise College, Portlaoise
  • Dunamase College Choláiste Dhún Masc, Portlaoise
  • Athy College, Athy
  • Ardscoil na Trionóide, Athy
  • Heywood Community School, Abbeyleix

Ensure your spot by registering at www.peoplefirstcu.ie/studentevening2024. Booking is essential.  Walk-ins not accepted. 

Guest Speaker: Louise Cantillon

Join us in welcoming Ireland’s beloved Louise Cantillon, a distinguished TV and radio presenter from Limerick.

Louise hosts Today FM’s flagship lunchtime show and is a familiar face on TG4, known for her roles in the annual Junior Eurovision and TG4 Travel Series Téasc Taistil. Additionally, she hosts the successful bilingual podcast “HOW TO GAEL” with TG4 colleagues Doireann Ní Ghlacáin agus Síomha Ní Ruairc.

A former secondary school teacher, Louise holds a B.Ed in PE and Gaeilge, bringing a unique perspective to her journey from education to a thriving media career.

Meet Our Speakers

Louise Cantillon:

  • Role: TV and Radio Presenter 
  • Background: Former secondary school teacher with a B.Ed in PE and Gaeilge.

Carol Murphy

  •  Role: Marketing Manager, People First Credit Union
  • Expertise: In-depth knowledge of the costs involved in financing third-level education, Student Loan options, and details about the People First Scholarship Award.

Donnchadh O’Mahony

  • Role: Leaving Cert Guidance Counsellor, Podcast Host
  • Expertise: Qualified career guidance counsellor with a deep understanding of the world of work, learning, courses, colleges, and universities. Host of the popular podcast and insta page @LeavingCertGuidance.

Cian Power

  • Role: Student Budgetary Advisor, Former National Taskforce Member on Youth Mental Health
  • Expertise: University College Student Advisor with a Masters in Public Health. Former cabinet-appointed member of the National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health. Expertise in educational supports, funding for college life, and discussions on SUSI Grant Funding, coping with college life, securing college accommodation, and avoiding fraud.

Topics Covered

  • Financial planning for college
  • Navigating SUSI Grant Funding
  • Making informed career choices
  • Change of Mind
  • What if college is not for you
  • Coping with college life and mental health
  • Securing college accommodation and avoiding fraud

Free Draws

Engage with our informative speakers, participate in free draws, and make the most of this opportunity to gather insights crucial for your educational journey.

Join us for an evening filled with valuable information, practical advice, and inspiration as we empower students for a successful future.

Book your place now at www.peoplefirstcu.ie/studentevening2024

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