20% Increase in CAO applications to GMIT

Friday, May 05, 2017 Press Office
Press Release

Statement from the President of GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry.

“As CAO Change of Mind season opens, GMIT is pleased to announce that new Level 8 (honours) degrees developed recently have seen a 20% increase in first preferences, a 16% increase in applicants and a 17% increase in total mentions in the CAO 2017 season to date”

“GMIT’s executive and finance function have in parallel been actively implementing many of the recommendations of an independent external report (O’Connell Report 2015) and an Action Plan approved by the Institute’s Governing Body. As a result, GMIT’s deficit will be less than €1m at the end of this academic year (2016/2017) and the Institute will be returning to surplus on the 1st September 2017 for the Academic Year 2017/2018. GMIT will be using its considerable reserves to support the implementation of its academic plan. To date planned staffing level reductions have been and continue to be achieved through non-replacement of retirements and the reassignment of staff to areas of growth.”

“The following are the exciting new range of programmes introduced at GMIT: Public Health and Nutrition; Biomedical Engineering; Agricultural Engineering; Culinary and Gastronomic Science; International Hotel Management; International Tourism Management; Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 7 Mayo Campus); Sports and Exercise Science; Design (CCAM Campus).“

- Dr Fergal Barry, President GMIT.