Spring Conference Registration Has Commenced

Registration for NISCA Spring Conference on Wednesday 29th May 2019 has commenced.  Paid NISCA members can register now via this link. (Log in then select “Register for NISCA Conference”) 

Conference Agenda

Careers: Efficacy and Engagement’

09:30 – 10:00


Tea/Coffee and scones will be served in the Tyrone Suite and delegates will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition stands.

10:00 – 10:05

Welcome from NISCA Co-Chair

10:05 – 10:25

Address from Conference Sponsor – Staffordshire University

10:25 – 10:55

Water break and visit to exhibition stands

11:00 – 12:00

‘Planning and Implementing an Effective Careers Programme:  The Critical Role of the Careers Leader’

David Andrews, Co-Author of The Careers Leader Handbook’

12:00 – 13:00

LUNCHFollowed by tea and coffee in the Tyrone Suite. Final opportunity to visit the exhibition stands.

‘Futures in Food’


Delegates will travel the short distance (1.6 miles) to CAFRE’s Loughry Campus using their own transport. It’s about a 5-minute drive.

13:30 – 15:30

A networking opportunity for delegates with up to 20 representatives from the NI Agri-Food and Drink industries providing an insight into sector-specific  career progression opportunities along with academic and apprenticeship options.


End of Conference

Lir Academy Course Deadline Approaching

Application Deadline Fast Approaching for three undergraduate courses at The Lir Academy, Trinity College Dublin.




These courses are not available on the UCAS system, applications must be made directly via The Lir Academy website at

Entry onto the courses is via auditions (bachelor in acting and foundation diploma in acting and theatre) and interviews (bachelor in stage management and technical theatre). Everyone who applies will be able to choose an audition/interview date and time to suit them best.

These courses are suitable for students who are interested in a career in acting, stage management, lighting design, sound design, costume, scenic art, set construction or any role within the theatre, film and TV industries.

The Sutton Trust US Programme

The Sutton Trust US Programme is designed to support high achieving Year 12 students from state schools across the UK explore US study and access leading universities. It includes two residentials in the UK, before all students spend a week in the US staying on campus at a leading US university and visiting a variety of other American universities.

An optional second year of the programme supports students to apply to US universities alongside their UCAS options. In the past six years, we have helped more than 300 British students get places and funding at top US universities.

The programme is free to take part in.

The Programme is founded and funded by the Sutton Trust, the UK’s leading social mobility charity, and delivered in partnership with us here at the Fulbright Commission, who are experts in helping UK students study in the US.

Sutton Trust are accepting applications until 20 January 2019.