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GMIT hosts multicampus virtual open day (Sat 21 Nov, 10.30am-3pm)

Live-to-camera feature and bespoke site will create dynamic interactive experience

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

GMIT is pleased to announce it is hosting a virtual open day for all campuses on Saturday, 21 November (10.30-3pm), with a live-to-camera Q&A available for the full morning. GMIT has created a bespoke site, providing students and their families with an easy-to-use virtual event platform that goes beyond live streaming to create an engaging and dynamic event experience – participants are invited to register in advance at https://openday.gmit.ie/

GMIT hosted two hugely successful live-to-camera virtual open days for the Letterfrack and Mayo campuses last week and is now set to showcase all campuses and courses to a much wider audience via this new virtual platform this Saturday.

With all five campuses appearing on the live-to-camera Q&A on the day (10am-3pm) virtual visitors can browse welcome videos and presentations from lecturers, student experience stories, virtual campus tours, and guidance for students on everything ranging from college fees to accommodation.

GMIT President Dr Orla Flynn says: “I’m very happy to introduce you – virtually – to the many excellent programmes available across all our campuses! The live virtual open day on the 21st is a terrific opportunity to meet our staff, hear about our offerings, and ask questions. The format demonstrates how accessible we are, and we look forward to engaging with you throughout the day. We realise that nothing replaces the experience of visiting our campuses in person, but rest assured, you will still be able to meet us all in the flesh (albeit via camera) this weekend. And if you can’t manage to stop by during the live sessions from 10am to 1pm, you can drop in anytime to watch the video playbacks and view the Q&A chat boxes.”

GMIT School’s Liaison Officer (Acting) Móna Wise explains: “This was a huge leap for us this year. As it is not possible for us to meet and chat with students face-to-face due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have created a platform where students and parents can log in, listen to the live chats, type in questions and then listen to our presenters respond right there and then.”

“The reaction from last week’s virtual open days at both our Letterfrack and Mayo campuses was incredible, and we are delighted to have taken this step forward into the live-virtual events sphere. I don’t think any of us could have imagined last April that we would be hosting another virtual event later in the year but, now that we have the platform, we foresee a lot more interaction and engagement for future virtual events. We look forward to meeting with and chatting with students and families on the day and are available anytime at SLO@gmit.ie

“A unique feature of this virtual event is the ability to connect with the speakers in real time, while they are delivering information on their respective courses. Both lecturers and support staff will be logged in, on camera, waiting to answer your questions on all of GMIT’s wide range of courses. Whether you are interested in Agriculture, Business, Engineering,  Computing, Science, Creative Arts & Media, Nursing, Health Sciences & Social Care, Outdoor Education, Furniture Design and Technology, Tourism, Hospitality, Heritage and Culinary Arts, our team is on standby waiting to help you. This is a virtual event not to be missed.”

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Issued by Regina Daly, GMIT Communications & Press Officer, GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway.
0879618355 (m) regina.daly@gmit.ie   www.gmit.ie/news

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GMIT Mayo campus Open Day screen.

GMIT Mayo campus Open Day screen.

GMIT Mayo campus Open Day screen.