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Two Open Days on CAO options for second level students and parents

Talks on range of degree programmes to be streamed online (gmit.ie) on 18 October

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Download Open Day Programme HERE

Busloads of secondary school students from around the country will visit GMIT’s Galway city campuses for two Open Days, on Friday 18 October (9.30am – 3pm) and Saturday 19 October (10am – 1pm).

A full programme of activities and events will take place in the two city campuses, at the Dublin Road campus and the nearby Centre for Creative Arts & Media (formerly called Cluain Mhuire). Events include talks on the range of degree programmes on campus (and live online on www.gmit.ie on 18 October), workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions of student work, a video showcase of graduates’ career paths, campus tours and a range of fun interactive learning activities. See the full programme on: http://www.gmit.ie/slo/

GMIT Schools Liaison Officer, Dr Carina Ginty, says: “GMIT Open Days are excellent opportunities for teachers, students and their parents to talk to lecturers, meet current students and graduates, and explore the campus and GMIT facilities including the state of the art libraries and learning resource centre, hi-tech laboratories and workshops.”

“There will be a range of exciting workshops on offer such as art and design portfolio clinics, enterprise development workshops, social media for business, build a bridge, robot wars, live culinary arts demonstrations, electric car, marine and freshwater displays, top tips to build an app and lots more.”

“In addition, a number of specialist talks and clinics will be held on topics such as the CAO process, Finance and the grant applications system SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), Careers and job trends, the Students Union and its activities, and much more.”

“Students across all five GMIT campuses get opportunities to lead groups, develop innovative products and services from Apps to bespoke furniture, design buildiings, set up their own business, support communities, assist local companies with their development plans, learn new languages and lots more. Our Open Days are all about giving students an opportunity to get a real feel for learning and life on campus so that they can make the right CAO choices.”

In GMIT, students can choose from five campuses with over 70 options available on the CAO, including a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, business, ICT and computing, science, engineering, teacher education, tourism and hospitality, creative arts and media, furniture design, nursing and social care and more.

If you wish to attend one of the GMIT Open Days on 18 and 19 October, please email slo@gmit.ie or tel. 091 742423. Visit www.gmit.ie/slo for further information on a range of services and activities available to secondary schools.

See also: www.facebook.com/gmitschoolsliaisonoffice or view video clips on: www.youtube.com/user/gmitchannel

A number of open days will also take place in GMIT’s other campuses over the next few weeks and months. GMIT Mayo will hold its Open Day on Friday 15 November (10am – 1pm) and an Open Evening on Thursday 9 January (7 – 9pm). GMIT Letterfrack’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design & Technology will host its Open Day on Friday 22 November (11am or 2pm) and on Friday 24 January (1pm). GMIT’s Galway campuses will run two additional Open Days in 2013; on 25 January (10am – 1pm) and Saturday 8 March (10am – 1pm).

 

GMIT Software Development degree student Jeremy Freeley and GMIT Schools Liaison Officer Dr Carina Ginty, launching details of GMIT’s Open Days on 18 and 19 October.

GMIT Software Development degree student Jeremy Freeley and GMIT Schools Liaison Officer Dr Carina Ginty, launching details of GMIT’s Open Days on 18 and 19 October.

GMIT Software Development degree student Jeremy Freeley and GMIT Schools Liaison Officer Dr Carina Ginty, launching details of GMIT’s Open Days on 18 and 19 October. GMIT Software Development degree student Jeremy Freeley and GMIT Schools Liaison Officer Dr Carina Ginty, launching details of GMIT’s Open Days on 18 and 19 October.