GMIT Conferrings celebrate first graduates of 11 new courses
1,630 students conferred with awards at annual GMIT ceremonies
Date Article Written:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Over 1,630 GMIT students are being conferred with awards at this year’s GMIT Conferrings taking place in Galway this month (November), with the Mayo campus conferrings taking place on Friday week, 29 November (11.30am), in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar.
This year’s events celebrate the first graduates of 11 new programmes such as the three new Bachelor of Business (Hons) degrees - Finance & Economics, Marketing and Sales, and Entrepreneurship; Bachelor of Science(Hons) in Quality for Industry; Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (part-time), the new apprenticeship Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering; the postgraduate Diploma in Science in Quality and Safety (Health and Social Care), the Master of Science in Quality and Safety in Healthcare; Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Contemporary Art, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Design, and Master of Science in Conservation Behaviour.
Speaking at the Galway conferring ceremonies, Dr Michael Hannon, Acting President of GMIT, congratulated students for reaching this important milestone in their lives and outlined plans for GMIT and the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) as the three colleges work together towards achieving Technological University status for the west and north west. “Looking to the future we hope to be designated as a Technological University within the next two years along with our CUA partners IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT”.
“Though already part of the Higher Education landscapes of other countries, the Irish Technological University concept is distinctive in its rootedness in regional and local communities and economies, reaching out internationally from those roots and drawing international education and research practices directly back into the regions”.
“The creation of technological universities also provides a major opportunity for a fundamental re-evaluation within the Irish education system and Irish society of the role and value of core technical and technologically-based higher vocational and professional skills and qualifications, to meet the demands and opportunities of the future world of work.” added Dr Hannon.
GMIT’s Galway conferrings took place in the Galmont Hotel, Galway, on Thursday and Friday, 7 and 8 November. The Letterfrack campus conferrings took place in Ellis Hall on campus on Friday 15 November. For further information about GMIT and its courses, see www.gmit.ie
Galway-Mayo IT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT are working towards becoming a Technological University for the west and northwest of Ireland.
L to R: Nuzhafiq Noor Azman, Tuam, and Naqi Ahmad, Ballybane, who both graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing in Software Development, Batrisyia Amiruddin (Malaysia), who graduated with a Bachellor of Arts in Hotel and Catering Management, and Tahreem Shakeel, Ballinrobe, who graduated with Bachelor of Science Computing and Digital Media, pictured at the recent GMIT Conferrings in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.