The ST Alphe InPerson+ Conference 2022 was a two-day event held in Dublin, Ireland, which offered the opportunity for language providers, higher education institutions and service professionals to meet in person with agencies from across the world. This conference introduced agents from various Irish institutions, such as Dorset College Dublin, to help recruit international students for language and degree courses, and showcase the brilliant opportunities available to students who wish to study in Ireland.
The conference was sponsored by ELE Ireland (English Language Education Ireland) who are a group of professional, globally recognised and quality-driven Irish institutions based across Ireland. ELE Ireland comes together to showcase Ireland as a great place to come study English and highlight language schools across the county. ELE Ireland proactively enhances the positive experience of English language students and staff, and Dorset College is proud to be a founding member of this organisation.
The conference took place from May 20th – 22nd at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin City Centre. Dorset College Dublin’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Nathalya Musa, represented the college and spoke with various agents from Mongolia, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Brazil and much more! The importance of education and strengthening the relationship with agencies for international students was the aim of this conference.
As the ST Alphe Conference Manager, Ash Rees notes that ‘Ireland is already established as one of the most popular destinations for English language study, and is a burgeoning destination for students. With many companies expanding and globalising their teams, now is a better time than ever to learn English and expand your career opportunities.
Dorset College Dublin offers in-person Pre-Sessional, General & Business English classes as well as Professional and Bachelor’s degrees. If you would be interested in learning more about these courses, our Sales Advisor would be happy to discuss this further with you.
Every year, throughout the month of June, people of all backgrounds come together to celebrate LGBTQIA+ communities, and recognise the progress they continue to make towards creating inclusive spaces for everyone.
While we’ve come a long way since the Stonewall Riots of 1969, we need to continue working hard to raise awareness, challenge negative attitudes, and to encourage greater diversity and inclusiveness across society.
Dorset College Dublin wishes everyone a safe and happy Pride Month!
Hello, How R U? - Mental Health Campaign
Mental Health Campaign
Mental health Ireland held their ‘Hello, How R U?’ campaign on Thursday, the 7th of April 2022. Hello, How Are You? is a mental health promotion campaign which supports people to confidently connect with others and to have open conversations about mental health and wellbeing. This campaign also supports empowerment through the provision of reliable information of mental Health services in Ireland, and signpost helpful resources for those seeking help.
The aim of this campaign is to tackle the lack of connection or belonging that many people experience by inspiring individuals to ask how others are feeling. This invites people to open conversations, listen and encourage action to help those who may need it.
Dorset College ran a coffee morning in conjunction with the Hello, How R U campaign giving learners the opportunity to meet with one another to create a safe space and encourage conversations and active listening. The tables in the canteen were decorated with cakes, biscuits, treats, and posters explaining the Hello, How R U campaign to highlight the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
Events such as the Hello, How R U campaign are a reminder of the importance of talking to one another and connecting in a genuine manner. With learners back in the college again, now is a better time than ever to sit down, chat and engage in thoughtful conversations. It was great to see students from various countries and cultures actively listening to one another and openly discussing issues surrounding mental health, in both Ireland and abroad.