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CAO Change of Mind

Check out our CAO Change of Mind 2020 brochure - it's packed with tips and useful information for CAO Change of Mind (PDF, 15MB)


CAO Alert List 2020

NEW courses for CAO 2020 entry (see our new courses page for details):

  • GA285: Education (Art, Design and Graphics) – CCAM campus (Level 8)
  • GA685: Manufacturing Engineering Design – Galway campus (Level 8)
  • GA864: Early Childhood Education and Care – Mayo campus (Level 6)
  • GA891: Geography and Outdoor Education – Mayo campus (Level 8)
  • GA974: Furniture Design, Making and Technology (Common First Year) – Letterfrack (Level 7)
  • GA984: Furniture Design, Making and Technology (Common First Year) – Letterfrack (Level 8)

CANCELLED courses for CAO 2020 entry:

  • GA375: Retail Management - Galway campus (Level 7)
  • GA385: Retail Management - Galway campus (Level 8)
  • GA875: Sustainable Building Technology - Mayo campus (Level 7)
  • GA876: Community Development and Youth Work - Mayo campus (Level 7)
  • GA877: Business - Mayo campus (Level 7)
  • GA878: Accounting and Financial Management - Mayo campus (Level 7)
  • GA886: Business - Mayo campus (Level 8)
  • GA888: Sustainable Building Technology - Mayo campus (Level 8)
  • GA892: Community Development and Youth Work – Mayo campus (Level 8)

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Latest News

Sandra Divilly, EMPOWER Female Entrepreneurship Programme Manager.

A question “How has your mindset changed since the pandemic?” put to attendees at the recent EMPOWER and Spirit of Entrepreneurship webinar hosted by GMIT Mayo iHub reveals a surprising variety of positive responses.

L to R:  Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT; Dr Brendan McCormack, President, IT Sligo; Martin Cronin, Chair, CUA Steering Group; Seán Duffy, CUA Executive Project Lead; and Dr Orla Flynn, President, GMIT at their recent meeting in Letterkenny IT, Donegal.

The Presidents of the three Institutes in the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) recently resumed onsite face to face meetings for the first time since the Covid-19 enforced shutdown, as the three institutes prepare to re-open all campuses for new and continuing students across the West and North Wes