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  • GMIT holds Open Events for Leaving Cert and mature students

    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) continues its series of open information sessions over the next few weeks with the two Galway city based campuses, the Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM) and the Dublin Road campus, opening their doors to Leaving Certificate students and the pub

  • GMIT Mayo joins influential EU-led Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

    GMIT Mayo has been accepted onto an influential EU-led Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition which aims to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe’s labour force and develop a talent pool to equip people with adequate digital skills.

  • Minister launches new GMIT International Tourism Management course

    The Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Patrick O’Donovan, and the President of GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry, last evening (Thursday 19 January 2017) launched a new honours business degree in International Tourism Management at the college’s Galway campus, attended by over 40 representatives from

  • GMIT offers new International Tourism Management Programme (GA381)

    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is pleased to announce a new innovative honours degree in International Tourism Management which will be formally launched at a reception in the college by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Deputy Patrick O’Donovan and the President of GMIT,

  • GMIT secures EU funding to develop food entrepreneur-focused rural economies

    GMIT has been awarded EU funding for a unique project called “Creating Entrepreneurs in Food (CEF)’, which aims to build food innovation and entrepreneurship-focused rural communities and economies in the west, and develop a model for Ireland and Europe.

December 2016

  • GMIT Academic Scholarships awarded to 13 first year students

    GMIT presented academic scholarships to 13 first year students for holding the highest marks in the Leaving Certificate last year (2015). Ten of the students are pictured at the presentation ceremony in the g Hotel attended by their families and GMIT staff:

  • Historic win for GMIT Letterfrack student in IrelandSkills

    Cian Mulligan from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, made history on 9 December, 2016, by becoming the first student to hold three IrelandSkills titles in Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinetmaking.

  • GMIT expands international engagement with new Vietnamese partners

    Following the recent launch of Ireland’s new International Education Strategy by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD, GMIT has reinforced its commitment to working with the higher education sector to achieve the targets set out in the strategy.

  • Business & Agri student wins top award for his start up 'Heather Fed Fowl'

    A GMIT Business & Agri student from North Roscommon has won a top prize and award from the Roscommon Local Enterprise Office (LEO) for his innovative start-up business idea, a heather-fed fowl farm.

  • Over 200 jobs created since establishment of Mayo campus iHub

    Over two hundred jobs have been created in Mayo since the GMIT Innovation Hub (iHub) in Castlebar opened its doors ten years ago (2006). €20m in external funding has been secured by client companies of the Centre and 16 companies have transitioned to the wider Mayo area.

  • GMIT appoints acting head of Mayo Campus

    GMIT has appointed Michael Gill from Kiltimagh as Acting Head of the Mayo campus. GMIT continues to accept applications for all CAO and Lifelong Learning programmes delivered in the Mayo campus

  • GMIT statement

    The President of GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry, speaking on behalf of the GMIT Governing Body, management and staff of the Institute, thanks Dr Deirdre Garvey for her contribution during her time as Head of the GMIT Mayo Campus.

  • GMIT lecturer inducted as an expert into one of the oldest wine guilds in the world

    One of the oldest wine guilds in the world, Confrérie Saint-Etienne d’Alsace, held its first ever Chapter and conferring in Ireland this month (November) when a number of wine experts including GMIT  lecturer Elizabeth  Fox and Fergus O’Halloran, Manager of The Twelve Hotel, Barna, were inducted

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  • GMIT Letterfrack student ranked sixth in WorldSkills 2015

    Cian Mulligan, a student at GMIT’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design & Technology in Letterfrack, has been ranked 6th in the Cabinetmaking WorldSkills Competition held in São Paulo, Brazil. Cian also won a Medallion for Excellence due to his outstanding performance.

  • STEM degrees in high demand at GMIT

    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has made up to 20% more offers at honours degree level this year (2015) compared to last, this year’s CAO figures show.

  • GMIT Springboard course in CREATIVE ENTERPRISE

    GMIT is currently accepting applications for a new course in Creative Enterprise which is fully funded through the Springboard programme.

  • GMIT Springboard course in CREATIVE ENTERPRISE

    GMIT is currently accepting applications for a new course in Creative Enterprise which is fully funded through the Springboard programme.

  • GMIT appoints new President

    The Governing Body of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has approved the appointment of Dr Fergal Barry as President. 
     

July 2015

June 2015

  • Letterfrack student selected to represent Ireland in Worldskills

    A student at GMIT’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design & Technology in Letterfrack has been identified as Ireland’s most promising young craftsperson in Cabinetmaking and has been selected to join an Irish Team that will compete in the WorldSkills 2015 Competition taking place

  • GMIT calls on students to consider a Tech career ahead of CAO deadline

    With 6,000 job vacancies currently in the technology sector alone and over 44,000 vacancies forecast for graduates with technology skills over the next three years, GMIT wants to ensure that students are fully aware of the opportunities available if they pursue an ICT course in further or higher

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December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

  • GMIT hosts classical piano recital with pre concert, four-course meal

    GMIT College of Tourism & Arts is delighted to announce that its second classical concert in its ‘Musical Moments’ programme will take place next Monday 3 November, (7.30pm) in the Galway (Dublin Road) campus.

  • Hundreds of second-level pupils to attend GMIT Mayo Open Day

    Large crowds of second level pupils and careers teachers from schools in Mayo and surrounding counties are expected to attend GMIT Mayo’s Open Day next month, Friday 14 November (10am-1pm).

     

  • GMIT Letterfrack raises its first international Green Campus Flag

    GMIT Letterfrack has been awarded an international Green Campus Flag by An Taisce. The Mayor of County Galway, Cllr Mary Hoade, officially raised the flag at a ceremony on campus yesterday (Tuesday 21 October) attended by students, staff and special guests.
     

  • President of Ireland Michael D Higgins visits GMIT Letterfrack

    Staff and students in GMIT Letterfrack were delighted to receive a visit today from the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. The first couple visited the Furniture Gallery and machine halls on campus, and the President delivered a speech to students and staff.

     

  • Open Days to include range of interesting workshops

    Secondary school students attending GMIT’s two Open Days on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October next will be presented with opportunities to attend a variety of workshops reflecting particular disciplines of study in GMIT’s two Galway city campuses.

  • Two GMIT lecturers win National Teaching Hero Awards

    GMIT lecturers John Carty and Richie Hoare have been awarded Teaching Hero Awards by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

     

September 2014

  • Largest number of employer groups for GMIT Careers Fair: 6 Oct

    The biggest ever number of employers groups and recruitment companies are to attend this year’s GMIT Careers Fair on Monday 6 October, seeking to fill a broad range of jobs in a range of sectors.

     

  • GMIT wins Sunday Times IT of the Year

    Staff and students in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are celebrating winning the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, a special 16-page supplement to be published free with the newspaper this Sunday, 28 September.

  • Over 2000 first years commence studies at GMIT

    GMIT welcomed just over 2,000 first years to its campuses in Galway and Mayo this week, some 140 more than last year’s intake (2013) and 400 more than 2012.

     

  • GMIT launches new identity for its Innovation Hubs

    GMIT this week launched a new identity for its campus Innovation Hubs, formerly known as the Innovation in Business Centres (IiBCs), at the annual GMIT Mayo Spirit of Entrepreneurship event on Monday evening (15 September).

     

  • GMIT Information Evening on Religious Affairs programme (15 Sept)

    GMIT will hold a special Information Evening for its BA in Religious Studies programme on Monday 15 September. This programme is the only religious studies degree offered in the west, and in an Institute of Technology in Ireland.

  • Centre for Creative Arts & Media hosts Culture Night (19 Sept)

    A reading and discussion by two exciting and emerging Irish writers Sara Baume and Maeve Mulrennan will take place in GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM), Wellpark Road, Galway, on Friday 19 September, 5pm to 6.30pm, as part of Culture Night 2014.

  • Bobby Kerr to address 'Spirit of Entrepreneurship' in GMIT Mayo

    GMIT Mayo’s Innovation Hub will once again host the ‘Spirit of Entrepreneurship’ event in St Mary’s Hall on campus, Castlebar, on Monday 15 September. This year’s guest speaker is Bobby Kerr, entrepreneur, Dragon's Den investor and Newstalk presenter.

     

August 2014

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April 2014

  • Science students are runners-up in All-Ireland Eurachem Competition

    GMIT science students have won second place in the Irish Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition which is open to all universities and Institutes of Technology in the country.

  • Success for GMIT students at IFEX 2014 culinary competition

    Culinary students from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) scooped a range of top awards at this year’s IFEX Culinary Competition in Belfast, with Co Clare student Patrick Phillips winning ‘Student Culinarian of the Year’ for his three-course meal.

  • Software Development students winning multiple national awards

    GMIT students are winning top prizes in software development competitions across the country, claiming first place in the regional Code Ninja student app competition, ‘Best Gameplay Award’ in the national Games Ireland Challenge, and second in Microsoft’s international Imagine Cup.

  • GMIT rolls out new hi-tech video conferencing service to schools

    GMIT has launched a new online talks service between GMIT campuses and secondary schools across the country, using the latest hi-definition, video-conferencing systems and an online learning software tool. GMIT is one of the first Institutes of Technology to roll out this new service.

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April 2013

  • Gastronomy experts to debate food issues at GMIT Symposium

    International and Irish experts on gastronomy, and specialists in the food tourism and hospitality sector are to gather in GMIT on Thursday, 9 May, for the first major symposium on Gastronomy in the west of Ireland.

  • Textiles student wins top Design Award at DIT Show Final

    Mona Sweeney from Achill Island who studies in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has won the overall Vodafone Student Design Award 2013 at the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show in Vicar Street Dublin last night (17th April 2013) from an impressive shortlist of ten designs.

  • GMIT Castlebar Archery Club to attempt entry into Guinness BoR

    The GMIT Castlebar Archery Club world record attempt came up just a little short at 6.38am today (Friday 19 April) after 21 hours and 8 minutes. Adria Quinn, the only remaining shooter still with possibility of breaking the record, was forced to withdraw, having not missed one single shot.

  • GMIT announces appointment of Marketing Officer

    GMIT is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Smyth as Marketing Officer for the Institute, with responsibility for promoting GMIT in Ireland and overseas, and managing all marketing activities.

  • First cohort of Electrical Eng degree students exhibit their work

    The first cohort of students on the new Electrical Services & Automation Engineering degree programme in GMIT recently hosted an exciting exhibition of their work in the Galway campus.

  • Archery Club attempt to break record for Guinness BoR

    Members of the GMIT Castlebar Archery Club are to attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous archery shoot, at a special event in the Castlebar campus on Thursday 18 April.

  • Textiles student short-listed for national award

    A GMIT Textiles student has been short-listed for the finals of the prestigious Vodaphone DIT Student Design Competition Awards taking place in Dublin on 17 April.

  • Hundreds of graduates and student attend conference marking GMIT's 40th

    Hundreds of GMIT students, second level pupils, careers teachers and GMIT graduates are to take part in a special GMIT Graduate Conference on Thursday next, 18 April (9am to 5pm), in Theatre 1000 in the Galway campus, as part of GMIT’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

  • Letterfrack graduate enter TV's 'Dragon's Den'

    An award winning GMIT Letterfrack graduate, David Monson from Ballyheigue in Co Kerry, is hoping to carve out a new investment for his jewellery business when he enters the Dragon’s Den this weekend (Sunday 14 April).

  • School boys learn electronics from GMIT engineering students

    A group of school boys from Galway city recently learned some new engineering skills after completing a short course in GMIT, delivered by GMIT Electronic & Electrical Engineering students as part of a six week Civic Engagement Module.

March 2013

February 2013

  • Culinary students win 11 awards and lecturer wins 'Chef of Year'

    Culinary students from the GMIT College of Tourism & Arts brought home a total of 11 awards at the “Chef Ireland at CATEX”, a national competition which took place in the RDS last week.

  • Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn attends Business School Forum

    The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will deliver a keynote speech at a special GMIT School of Business Forum titled ‘Gathering Four Decades of Innovation in Action’ in GMIT Galway on Monday, 4 March (2013).

  • Mayo campus students win Innovation award for baking product

    Fionnuala Comer and Anthony Voisine, two final year Business students in GMIT Castlebar, have won first prize in the annual GMIT Student Innovation Awards 2013 for their start-up business concept ‘Lollicakes’, an innovative healthy confectionary for all types of occasions.

  • GMIT hosts International Construction Management Day Conference

    Architects, engineers, surveyors and property professionals from Ireland and the UK are to gather in GMIT on Monday, 11 March, for the 3rd International Construction Management Day Conference, hosted by the GMIT Department of Building & Civil Engineering.

  • Over 30 organisations lined up for Careers Fair (Mayo)

    Over thirty organisations including recruitment agencies, companies, professional bodies and third-level colleges are to take part in the GMIT Castlebar Careers Fair on Friday 15 February on campus.

  • New add-on L8 degree in sustainable building technology (Mayo)

    A new honours degree in Sustainable Building Technology is now offered in the GMIT Castlebar campus. The new level 8 add-on degree is delivered on a part-time basis and full-time basis and complements the existing suite of level 8 (hons) programmes in GMIT Castlebar.

January 2013

December 2012

  • GMIT awards scholarships worth almost €70,000

    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) this year awarded scholarships worth €67,000 to some 21 first year students in the college. Ten of the students received Academic Scholarships for having the highest points in the Leaving Certificate in their respective area of study in GMIT.

  • Furniture students wins top award in IrelandSkills 2013

    A student in GMIT Letterfrack’s campus has scooped the coveted top award in this year’s IrelandSkills National Competition in Cabinetmaking final held in in Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute. Of the six finalists in this year’s competition, five were students of GMIT Letterfrack.

  • New book on 1916 Rising by GMIT's Dr Mark McCarthy

    A new book titled Ireland’s 1916 Rising: Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration and Heritage in Modern Times, written by GMIT lecturer Dr Mark McCarthy, was launched in GMIT this week (Monday 10 December 2012) by Professor Gearóid Ó Tuaithaigh of NUI Galway.

  • GMIT to hold three open information events on CAO courses

    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is holding three separate Open Information events in January, the first in Castlebar on Thursday 10 January, 7 to 9pm, the second in Galway on Saturday 19 January, 11am, and the third in Letterfrack on Friday 25 January, 1pm.

  • Research Group launches business model for SMEs

    A GMIT group working on a major EU Framework 7 research project called “FutureSME” has launched an important new business model to help SMEs adapt better to the changing business environment.

  • Physics & Instrumentation student wins prestigous national award

    A GMIT Physics & Instrumentation student has become the top student in Ireland in her discipline after winning the prestigious ‘Instrumentation Systems Automation Award 2012’ from the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA).

  • QS student wins laptop and software worth €2,500

    First year GMIT student Sean Mannion from Cahergal, Tuam, who won a laptop sponsored by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) Western Branch and software for QS Professionals sponsored by Building Software Services (BSS).

  • GMIT Culinary Students Showcase Unique New Food Products

    A range of unique and innovative new food products developed by GMIT culinary arts students went on display in GMIT this week as part of their Food Product Development module and assessment.

  • Public event on how to switch to careers to Science, Engineering and Technology

    An Open Evening on how to change your career to one in science, technology and engineering will be hosted by GMIT, in partnership with the Information Technology Association of Galway (ITAG) in GMIT’s main Galway campus on Wednesday 12 December, from 7 to 9pm.

  • 16 UK and Irish HE colleges participate in PASS conference

    Over 50 student leaders from the UK and Ireland, representing 16 Higher Education Institutes, attended a national PASS Leader Conference in Galway hosted by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

  • Graduates scoop three awards at IHI Finals 2012

    Three GMIT Hotel Management graduates have won top awards at the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) Awards 2012, while a further two graduates were shortlisted for awards.

  • GMIT holds remembrance event for deceased students and staff

    As part of GMIT’s 40th anniversary celebrations this academic year, the Institute is holding a special inter-faith service on Friday 7 December, 10.15am, in the main Galway campus, to remember students and staff who have passed away since the college opened in 1972.

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  • Increase in demand for computing and science courses

    CAO points for Computing and Science programmes in GMIT have increased significantly this year in line with the national trend: Computing in Software Development (Level 7 ordinary degree) jumped by 65 points to 315, while the level 7 Science degree jumped by 45 points to 340.

July 2012

June 2012

  • 14 new entrepreneurs target global markets

    GMIT and Enterprise Ireland West Region are fast tracking the development of fourteen early stage innovative business start ups at the GMIT Innovation in Business Centres in Castlebar and Galway.

  • Students make unique furniture for Mayo Gaelscoil

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be the first person to use a lectern designed and made by a GMIT Letterfrack student when he formally opens Gaelscoil na Cruaiche primary school in Westport on 25 June. The lectern is one of 28 furniture pieces made by Letterfack students for the Gaelscoil.

  • Students make unique furniture for Mayo Gaelscoil

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be the first person to use a lectern designed and made by a GMIT Letterfrack student when he formally opens Gaelscoil na Cruaiche primary school in Westport on 25 June. The lectern is one of 28 furniture pieces made by Letterfack students for the Gaelscoil.

  • Student wins global recognition for clever travel app

    A final-year Software Development student in GMIT has won global recognition and praise for his innovative travel app "iSpeak" which allows people with differing native languages to communicate with each other through a Windows Phone 7 mobile application.

  • GMIT present Heritage and Guiding award to Belmullet group

    A group of people from Belmullet have been presented with FETAC Special Purpose Awards in "Regional and Local Guiding" from GMIT Castlebar. The one year course was delivered in Belmullet by GMIT staff in partnership with Erris Tourism and Údaras na Gaeltachta.

  • Textiles students to exhibit at prestigous London show

    A group of Art & Design students from GMIT have been invited to exhibit their work at one of Europe's most prestigious shows, "New Designers", London, from 27 to 30 June, 2012.

  • Architectural Technology students showcase their work in GMIT

    An extensive exhibition of project work by Architectural Technology students in GMIT has opened in the GMIT Dublin Road campus and will run until Wednesday 20 June.

  • GMIT Film students' Graduate Screenings: Eye (14 June)

    Final-year students of the BA in Film & Television in GMIT will screen their work to an invited audience in the EYE cinema, Galway, on Thursday, 14th June, 11.30am.

May 2012

  • GMIT Graduate Exhibitions: Castlebar (8 June) Galway (9 June)

    Two exciting exhibitions by final year art students in GMIT will open to the public next weekend, in GMIT Castlebar on Friday 8 June, 6.30 pm, and in GMIT Cluain Mhuire, Galway on Saturday 9 June, 3pm.

  • GMIT 146 Springboard places on Science and Engineering courses

    GMIT has been awarded HEA funding for 146 unemployed people to undertake Science and Engineering programmes and some special purpose awards in GMIT from this September, under the 2012 Springboard initiative.

  • Irish Foster Care Association Seminar: Castlebar (25 May)

    GMIT's Nursing and Health Sciences Dept, Castlebar, will host the Irish Foster Care Association (IFCA) May Seminar "What makes a difference in foster care" on Friday 25 May.

  • Student develops android app for GMIT Energy Lab

    GMIT has launched a new Android app which provides information on its state of the art Online Energy Laboratory at the Dublin Road campus, Galway. Users can view virtual models of equipment such as solar panels, heat pumps, biomass boilers and wind turbines, and learn about how they operate.

  • New annual prize announced for GMIT QA student

    The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (Western Region) and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are pleased to announce a new annual prize for a student with the highest CAO points on GMIT's Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying degree programme.

  • Culinary student wins top awards at ChefSkills 2012

    Three culinary students from GMIT Hotel School have won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, respectively, at the IFEX ChefSkills 2012 competition which took place in Belfast recently.

April 2012

March 2012

  • Top chemistry students compete in national Eurachem final

    Some fifty chemistry students from institutes of technology and universities across Ireland including GMIT are to gather in GMIT School of Science on Friday 30 March for the national final of the Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition (EAMC).

  • GMIT and IWDG host 26th European Cetacean Conference

    Over 500 marine mammal biologists from all over the world are to gather in Galway from Saturday 24 to Wednesday 28 March for the 26th annual conference of the European Cetacean Society hosted by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWD).

  • Outdoor Education student wins Innovation award

    A forth year Outdoor Education student at GMIT Castlebar, Sinead Kelly from Phibsborough, Dublin, has won the GMIT Students Innovation Awards 2012 for her start-up business concept, an innovative therapeutic recreational service for teenagers.

  • GMIT researchers spot rare albatross on sea trip

    Marine research staff and students from GMIT recently returned from a major research trip onboard the Marine Institute vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer, during which they sighted groups of fin whales and a rare black-browed albatross, normally found in the Southern Ocean.

  • GMIT researchers spot rare albatross on sea trip

    Marine research staff and students from GMIT recently returned from a major research trip onboard the Marine Institute vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer, during which they sighted groups of fin whales and a rare black-browed albatross, normally found in the Southern Ocean.

  • Surge in CAO applications for GMIT Physics and Film programmes

    Initial indications from the Central Applications Office (CAO) show a significant increase in applications for degree programmes in Film & Television and Physics & Instrumentation in GMIT.

  • New hi-tech equipment gifted to GMIT Engineering Dept

    Students in GMIT's Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering are to benefit from new equipment gifted to the college by US multinational company Rockwell Automation through its Galway agent Flaherty Markets.

  • Computing students developing apps for Windows Phone

    Software Development students in GMIT are fast gaining recognition for apps they are developing for the Windows Phone market such as Labyrinth Madness, Space Shooter, Translate the World, Funix and Xylofun, to name a few.

  • International Construction Management Day Conference (12 March)

    The current state of the construction industry is to be the focus of the 2nd annual International Construction Management Day Conference hosted by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) on 12 March.

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