Live, Online, Courses Expo for Prospective Students

Chat live online with top universities and colleges Have all your questions answered on courses, application processes and more Thursday, 10th June, 2021

LIVE Webinars at Virtual Education Expo!

Re-watch a full day of exciting talks and webinars from some of Ireland's leading course providers. Click on the 'Watch Live' button to watch and participate.

What is Virtual Education Expo?

Looking to enrol in a course for 2021/22? Then Virtual Education Expo is for you. Chat with universities, institutes and course providers, offering courses of all descriptions - online, classroom-based, Springboard+ and many more. Download course material and watch seminars and talks - all live from the comfort of your own home, smartphone or office. Chat via audio/video with admission directors from top universities and colleges, search for colleges, visit their digital booths to get detailed information and chat face to face with college staff. Virtual Education Expo is the ideal way to connect with colleges in the current Covid-19 era - all from the comfort of your home or office!


Dan has a background in psychology and education and is passionate about the human innovation process. With 10+ years in education management, Dan oversees the development of new education initiatives at Tangent ensuring that programmes are research informed, experiential and aligned to international best practice. He has a broad industry network and particular expertise working with inter-disciplinary groups to achieve creative and innovative outcomes using Design Thinking and LEAN methodologies. Dan was nominated for the Provost’s teaching award in 2016 recognising his teaching abilities and the promotion of tools, procedures and behaviours to facilitate creativity and problem solving among Trinity PhD students.

Rosemary is experienced at developing and delivering higher educational programmes using a user-centred design approach to respond to industry needs and the needs of customers. She is passionate about curriculum development and design, lifelong learning and student engagement. Over the past number of years Rosemary has specialised in large scale project management using design thinking methodology to achieve innovative outcomes and solutions. Her research interests includes the future of work, emotional intelligence and team dynamics. Rosemary has an MSc in Education and Training Management from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning Teaching and Assessment (TELTA) from Technological University (TU) Dublin. This course is designed to give participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in existing and emerging learning technologies. Rosemary is currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership in University College Dublin (UCD). Areas of study include; design thinking; empathy, ideation and prototyping, creative thinking, collaboration and leadership.

Gillian has extensive experience designing, developing and delivering education programs at third level. At the core of these programs has been a consistent theme of empathy for the student and adult learner, a cognisance of the positions and needs of the individual, and development of programs in response to user insights. As a passionate advocate for ongoing education and training improvement, Gillian takes an iterative approach to program development, ensuring that regular feedback, reflection and evaluation facilitates a co-creative approach, empowering the learner as central to the development process. A background in STEM education and communication assists in establishing a testing and experimentation approach to education practices.As a natural facilitator, Gillian adopts a collaborative approach to the design and development of education and learning programs, influencing participation from a wide range of subject matter experts from industry and education to create pioneering best practice programs in innovation and creativity education. Over a decade of teaching experience with third level access initiatives have afforded Gillian exceptional insights into inclusive, user centric program design, and takes a solution-focused approach to learning and development that addresses ongoing learner needs with dynamic delivery and organisational outlay.

The presenter is Mrs Toni Donnelly who was an equine lecturer at CAFRE and is now a CAFRE Careers Adviser. She has a wealth of experience in the sport horse industry, specialising in Working Hunter and has her own equine coaching business.

Brendan is Course Director of our Management Programmes. Before joining the College in 1999 Brendan worked for Enable Ireland (formerly Cerebral Palsy Ireland) for many years in first line positions culminating in his developing and leading the Community Development Programme for adult service users in Dublin. During this time he was also a member of the first cohort of students of the OTC’s management courses.

Apart from his work with the Open Training College, Brendan has developed and managed a range of projects based in human service organisations dealing with topics ranging from quality assurance to change management. He has also facilitated and supported a large amount of adult learners in a number of institutes of learning. Brendan has also worked with Health Action Overseas in Romania and is currently a Board Member of HAO.

Apart from his OTC management qualification, Brendan also holds a BA (Hons) in Training and Education from NUIG and a Diploma in Community Development from UCC. Brendan is currently completing an MA in International Development with Kimmage Development Studies Centre.

Recruitment & Admissions Manager at BIMM Institute Dublin overseeing all recruitment, marketing, communication and promotional strategies for all third level courses. Working in creative, youth & music education sector for over ten years.

Currently undertaking an MSc. in Digital Marketing & Data Analytics developing successful insight-led marketing strategies for companies within B2B, B2C, e-commerce and nonprofit sectors

Experience in data analytics and visualisation, website management, social media, communications, PPC, content marketing, CRM, project management and event management.

Majella Callaghan brings over 12 years’ experience as an Adult Education Guidance Co-ordinator with the Adult Education Service in Swords and Balbriggan with DDLETB and prior to that worked in their centres in Tallaght and Dun Laoghaire. Before relocating to Ireland 14 years ago after achieving her qualification, she worked in the UK as a Careers Adviser in a Further Education College in the College of North West London, Higher Education and in the voluntary and community sector. She is passionate about supporting people to achieve their goals in finding their chosen career and learning opportunities.

Gerard Coleman has been involved in the visual arts industry since 1986 where he started his career with Sullivan Bluth Animation Studios contributing his talents in six major animated feature films, two of which were produced by
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas: The Oscar nominated ‘An American Tail’ and
’The Land Before Time’.
He became the Head of Creative Design for both Euro Animation Studios and Animedia and oversaw production of the Grammy Award winning
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ TV series which were produced in Korea, Poland, USA and Ireland.
In 2002 he created the GCD graphic design house which continues to provide branding solutions, web design and e-commerce development for clients such as RTE, BBC, Sky, Universal Pictures, Kuehne + Nagel, Royal College Of Surgeons, Certification Europe, Le Patissier and PJ Hegarty Construction.
Gerard has been awarded the highest possible level of certification from Adobe and is one of Ireland’s only Adobe Certified Expert Trainers
Gerard brings together his practical knowledge of Adobe’s creative applications and takes great pride in ensuring that all of IACT’s creative courses have the perfect balance of technical development and practical experience that is relevant for all students.
Gerard can be contacted directly at: gerry.coleman@iact.ie
Marketing Strategies, Visual Branding Development, Conceptual Design, Illustrations, Photography, Music Composition and Scoring, Music Production, Video Production, Animation, Web UX Development, SEO Development and Print Marketing

Raymond has been with the College since 2002 and is currently our Assistant College Director.

Before assuming this role Raymond pioneered the online model and supports for the College. Previous to this he spent 10 years serving as the Course Director of the Social Care degree programme. Before joining the college, Raymond managed a residential setting for Menni Services, St. John of Gods. He has also worked with the Callan Institute and St. Annes, Roscrea in Ireland. He began his career working as part of a behavioural support team in London.

His areas of interest include:

Positive behavioural supports for people labelled with challenging behaviour
Person centred planning
Online learning for adult learners
Communities of practice
Raymond has been involved in many projects while at the College including work with Health Action Overseas in Romania, Rosequal; and supporting and educating a variety of Irish services in person centred planning. In addition, he sits on the Board of Health Action Overseas; StepIN and the Online Learning Groups for the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, and HECA.

Raymond holds a MSc in Lifelong Learning/eLearning from Ulster University.


There are many benefits of attending Virtual Education Expo!

Meet Colleges

Chat directly with colleges and course providers, receive a prospectus or enroll in a course.

Webinars and Talks

Wondering what course to take? Attend lots of fun, interesting webinars and talks about course options in Ireland today.

Springboard+ Courses

Find free and subsidised courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are job opportunities

Career Advice

Speak with qualified career coaches and receive expert advice on your course and career options.

Online Courses

Browse training programmes from numerous colleges and courses providers across Ireland and beyond.

Career Advice

Get free career advice from our team of career coaches live in our online course fair. Register for your free ticket and make your appointment

Latest News

All the latest news about Virtual Education Expo

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WATCH: Adult Education Balbriggan

Adult Education Guidance Co-ordinator, Majella Callaghan, from DDLETB Adult Education Services gave a great Live Presentation this afternoon at Virtual Education Expo. To learn more about DDLETB Swords/Balbriggan you can watch the video below. You can still talk to Majella … Read More

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Talk to the team from Dunboyne College about their courses tomorrow at Virtual Education Expo

Dunboyne College have a bug variety of courses in diverse fields to help you study for the career you want. Register for tomorrow’s free online fair and meet their team who’ll be taking applications and discussing courses.   About Dunboyne … Read More

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BIMM Dublin courses

Considering a career in the music industry? Start with BIMM Dublin

We’re very excited to have Europe’s largest and leading music college, BIMM, exhibit at this Thursday’s Virtual Education Expo. About BIMM Whatever your dream, you’ve come to the right place. BIMM is the largest and leading provider of music education … Read More

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Looking to enrol on a course in 2021/22?

Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of answers to common questions.

Virtual Education Expo is an online event for anyone thinking of enrolling on a course, going to college, doing a postgraduate degree, returning to education, upskilling, changing career direction, taking professional, holistic or hobbyist courses or looking for information on courses, classes and educational options in 2021/22.

The expo takes place on Thursday, 10th June 2021 between 10am and 4pm. 

A virtual expo is an event run in an online environment. It is online equivalent of a traditional exhibition, but exhibitors and visitors connect with one another on the web, rather than in-person. Attendees log into event through their web browser and can chat in real-time with universities and colleges and have the same conversations, receiving information and watch seminars as if they were at a physical event. 

Before the expo
  • Design a virtual booth that matches and enhances your brand
  • Decorate your booth with banners
  • Upload your brochures and videos
During the expo
  • Chat with prospective students according to your courses / location, and their interests
  • View detailed profiles of all students visiting your booth
  • Use the private chat function to have one-on-one chats with students at your booth
After the expo
  • Check statistics of students that have visited your booth
  • Receive contact details of students that have interacted with you or downloaded your material
  • Follow-up with students and/or download all student leads into CSV]
  • Finalise enrollments
Simply click here to contact us to reserve your space at Virtual Education Expo.
The event will be advertised on national and local radio, online, through our social media outlets and an expansive public relations campaign.
Universities, institutes, private and ETB colleges, as well as providers of online courses, distance learning and home study opens at the Expo. Furthermore, you may find educational bodies, student unions and any form of education related exhibitors promoting their products and services.
Yes. During the expo we will also be streaming our scheduled live talks and workshops from educators, professional speakers and guidance counsellors. This is a great way to connect with prospective students and promote your courses.
If are interested in exhibiting at the event or have further enquiries you can contact Maria Whelan on 087 928 1988 or at maria@educationexpo.ie.

The Springboard+ upskilling initiative in higher education offers free and subsidised courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy. We will have a full range of colleges offering Springboard_ courses at Virtual Education Expo.

Interested in exhibiting?

If you're a university, college or course provider, contact us today to reserve your booth at Virtual Education Expo

Key Features of Virtual Education Expo

Connecting with prospective students has never been easier. Promote your institution, chat with interested students, capture high-quality leads, and reach a brand new audience, just as you would a traditional physical fair, but from the comfort of your office


Chat Live with admissions staff in some of Ireland's best universities and colleges


Compare hundreds of courses - both classroom-based and online and find the right one for you!

Apply & Enrol

Apply for and enrol on your chose course from the live expo, saving you time and hassle


Compare the costs and fees for each university or college and gather all the info to make your decisions.


After the expo, you'll be able to access your profile and follow up with the colleges you're interested in.

Personal Development

Challenge yourself by enrolling on a course, upskilling and introducing yourself to new experiences

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