Open Day aims to help CAO students make the right choices (18 April)
6,000 registered CAO applicants have still not indicated course preferences
Date Article Written:
Monday, April 13, 2015
GMIT will hold its last Open Day of the academic year on Saturday, 18 April, for secondary school students, parents, career teachers and matures students. As some 6,000 CAO applicants have still not registered their course preferences, this event aims to help students make the right choices.
Information will be available on courses in all GMIT campuses including Mayo (Castlebar), Letterfrack, Mountbellew and the two Galway city campuses. Students and staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide brochures and information on programmes in Business, Computing & IT, Engineering, Furniture Design & Technology, Science, Nursing & Social Studies, Tourism & Creative Arts /Media and Outdoor Education.
It will include campus tours and activities, Learning Experience talks, SUSI College Finance Clinics, Career Clinics, CAO Guidance, Graduate Showcase and GMIT Students Union exhibition.
CAO statistics (March 2015) reveal that some 6,000 applicants who registered with the CAO have still not indicated their course preferences. Dr Carina Ginty, GMIT Schools Liaison Officer, says the GMIT Open Day is an opportunity for those students who have not made up their minds to come and talk to current students about their options.
“It’s always good to speak to someone who has first-hand experience of the course and the college, be they a lecturer, student or graduate. It’s also good to come in and see what the college is like and what facilities and services are offered.”
“We are looking forward to meeting prospective students, their parents and their teachers on Saturday, and we hope what they learn will help them make correct choices before the Change of Mind deadline on 1 July.
For further details about the GMIT Open Day, and a list of all the talks, see: http://www.gmit.ie/general/open-day
Leaving Cert students (2014) and GMIT students attending last year’s Open Day at the Galway campus.