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GMIT Mayo invites participation in online open evening (5 May, 5 - 8pm)

Exciting event to feature live Q&A about courses and virtual tour of historic campus

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Press Office

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Monday, April 19, 2021

GMIT Mayo will host a virtual Open Evening on Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 (5pm-8pm), for prospective students and their families on https://openday.gmit.ie/, featuring live Q&A sessions, videos, tours and giveaways.

This exciting online event will feature live-to-camera sessions with staff and students who will answer questions about the range of programmes on offer from Nursing, Early Childhood Education and Care, Social Care, to Community Youth Development, History and Geography, Culture and Environment, and Outdoor Education, as well as postgraduate and professional development courses, and the excellent student supports available. Staff from GMIT’s Access and Disability Office will also be on hand for virtual one-to-one sessions.

Virtual visitors are invited to browse videos on all Mayo campus programme, student supports, admission processes, student and graduate experience stories and virtual tour of the historical campus itself which dates back to 1866.

Anne Donnelly, Student Services Officer, GMIT Mayo, says: “Our previous virtual open event in November was hugely successful, and we are looking forward again to engaging with potential students and their families. We have timed this event to coincide with the opening of the CAO change of mind facility as this is a time when students are reassessing their options. This is an event not just for Leaving Cert students. We invite anyone who may be interested in undertaking a full time or part time course to join us too.”

“This easy-to-use virtual event platform goes beyond live streaming to create an engaging and dynamic event experience. We would ask interested participants to register in advance at https://openday.gmit.ie/.”

Mona Wise, GMIT Schools’ Liaison Officer, described the virtual events platform as user-friendly and fun. “We have hosted 10 incredibly successful events on this virtual platform since November 2020. Students can engage via the live stream Q&A function in real-time and get immediate answers to their questions from all our experts. This has been ground-breaking for us here at GMIT. We are excited about where the future will take us now that we can broaden our reach (albeit virtually) to connect with more schools and students. We are looking forward to massive student/teacher/parent engagement for our Mayo campus on 5th May and want to remind everyone to follow us via hashtags #chooseGMIT #GMITMayo for this event, as we have lots of goodies to giveaway too! If unable to attend, please connect with SLO@GMIT.ie and we will send you a link to the taped version of the event.”

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, Castlebar, Co Mayo [Photo by Keith Heneghan].

GMIT Mayo, Castlebar, Co Mayo [Photo by Keith Heneghan].

GMIT Mayo, Castlebar, Co Mayo [Photo by Keith Heneghan].GMIT Student Services Officer Anne Donnelly, GMIT Mayo campus.