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About School Summit

The School Summit is a 2 day event held annually in September that caters for TY, fourth, fifth and sixth year students and their teachers. 

The event covers a wide and varied spectrum of topics and allows students and teachers to Engage, Expore and Experience with the many opportunities and resources available to them across our diverse and colourful educational landscape.

With over 100 Speakers and influential speakers from both at home and abroad, the School Summit promises to take you to the highest point of the school year. From Explosive Science demonstrations to interactive workshops, skills presentations, study abroad opportunities, competitions and prizes on offer complete with Student scene and Teachers' Lounge the School Summit is not to be missed.

Make an appointment with your future self and book now for School Summit 2021
School Summit

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD

This is the second year as Minister for Education and Skills that I’ve had the chance to introduce the 2019 School Summit sponsored by ABP – two days for senior cycle students to look at what paths they can take in further education.

The exhibition is a valuable experience for all students. You will get a unique chance to explore the wide range of opportunities that are available, with a particular.......
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Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD

My message to any student thinking about their career is simple – employers need apprentices. And the business leaders of today value young people who choose this career path as highly as someone who chooses a course of study at college or university. Apprenticeships are fast becoming the top-rated way of getting a qualification – often at degree level, enviable skills, experience of work and life, explore the different options available to you......
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Minister Richard Bruton

Minister Richard Bruton

I am delighted to provide the foreword for this special Summit edition of BellTime Magazine which is sponsored by ABP. For students attending this year’s Summit, it is a very exciting time to be considering your future after school. There are more opportunities now than
ever before, to help you achieve your ambitions in life.

There are a number of pathways to further your education, whether you choose......
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What our clients have to say
Amanda McCardle – Walk in My Shoes

School Summit is a great way to meet with students and teachers, and to network with other organisations. There is a lovely atmosphere over the few days.

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Deirdre Cooper – Recruitment Manager – CAFRE

The College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE ) found the Schools Summit a great way to make young people aware of CAFRE and the wide range of courses we offer in the land-based sector. It is really well organised, in a great location and Bell Media are very professional and a pleasure to […]

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John Kelly - Manager National Construction Training Centre, Mount Lucas

Having attended the 2019 Schools Summit we found it extremely beneficial to meet and converse with students and to show them what options we have available. The location was great as we were able to put on a live machine skills demonstration and also use our Machine simulator which really helped to engage the attendees. […]

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Emma Bartlett – Outreach and Student Recruitment Manager Hartpury University

This was one of our first events in Ireland for Hartpury University and the School Summit provided a lovely opportunity to meet a variety of students from numerous schools and talk to them about the options available to them after leaving school. We had many quality conversations with the students and enjoyed our time at […]

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Barbara Cooney - Deputy Principal Drogheda Institute of Further Education

The School summit is a worthwhile visit for colleges, schools and students. It is an opportunity for Drogheda Institute of Further Education to meet and talk to students about their 50 full time courses on offer, the QQI award and other professional qualifications they will achieve in the one year PLC course. This event is […]

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Nicola Davies – Marketing & Student Recruitment Harper Adams University

We have attended for a few years now and find the event very well organised both in pre-event communications and on the day. The pupils attending are engaging and have many different opportunities to explore under one roof whilst having the option to listen in to many career talks throughout the event.

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George Ryan – Chief Operating Officer – FIT

Bell Time Magazine and the School Summit are effective channels for FIT to reach out to schools so that we can share the opportunities we offer such as our tech apprenticeships in software, network engineering and cybersecurity. Bell Media has been a great partner and we value their expertise and services.

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Conan Meehan – Student and Recruitment Manager – Ulster University

As a northern university, School Summit provided Ulster University with a platform to meet and engage with Republic of Ireland students, of which there are few. Our attendance at School Summit 2019 has exposed UU to schools across the Republic, having since received multiple invitations to visit schools to deliver presentations. We’ve seen our number […]

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David Street Head of International Recruitment University of Winchester

In September 2019 we joined the School Summit event in Dublin in order to gauge the level of enthusiasm for UK Higher Education. The Fair was extremely well-organised and publicised, and we were delighted with the numbers, and quality, of the students that attended. With a sharp focus on education and employment, The School Summit […]

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