In Leaving Cert, it’s really important to go to one or two open days at the ITs/universities that you’re considering in order to get a taste of college life. It may not be huge, but it’s a start! The open days vary a lot from college to college – for example, the NUI Galway open day is next weekend (October 4th and 5th.) Here’s a link to the open days on the CAO site to get you started: http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=openday. It may be a good idea to think of some questions that you’d like to ask around now. Everything from your course, to fees, to grants, to scholarships, to HEAR and DARE, to accommodation, to socities… need I go on? 😀 Bonne chance!