Learn from the experts at IT Sligo open day

Students from St. Mary's College, Ballysadare, Sligo experiment in Forensic Science at last years Open Day at IT Sligo.

Students from St. Mary's College, Ballysadare, Sligo experiment in Forensic Science at last years Open Day at IT Sligo.

Whether you’re preparing for your Leaving Certificate, finishing a PLC course, or considering returning to full-time education as a mature learner, you’re invited to IT Sligo’s Open Day on November 15 to learn more about the 50 CAO courses it has on offer. More than 1,300 secondary school students are expected to visit the annual event from all over the country.

Running from 10am to 3pm, the Open Day features demonstrations, workshops, information lectures and tours of the 70-acre, modern campus. Prospective students are invited to experience the atmosphere at the Institute and to speak with current students and lecturers about their course preferences.

There will also be a new iPhone 5 up for grabs in a competition for attendees on the day.

Gerry Hegarty, Student Affairs Manager believes that IT Sligo has a well deserved reputation as a dynamic and innovative third level education institution. “We increased our first year student enrolment in 2012 and we are planning further growth in student numbers in 2013. Through our close links with employers, we know they value the practical experience our students receive through our work placement programmes. Together with our first class facilities and supports, IT Sligo is a very attractive choice for third level.

“Seeing is believing and I’d urge those who are considering their third level choices to come and experience our learning environment in person,” he said. “Open Day is an opportunity for students to get a flavour of what we offer. We’ve benefited from a considerable capital development plan in the last number years and we have some of the best and most modern campus facilities in the country.”

Parents obviously want to support their sons and daughters make the right choice for their third level education and they are also welcome at the event. According to Mr Hegarty, “IT Sligo’s Open Day is a great opportunity to hear about programmes and career prospects first hand from current students and lecturers. Given the current employment challenges, parents want to satisfy themselves about their children’s future career prospects and I would encourage them to come and find out for themselves about the benefits of studying at IT Sligo.”




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