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Virtual Open Evening on 'Pathways to GMIT' for Further Education and Mature students

Event takes place Thursday, 21 January 2021, 6-8pm, at openday.gmit.ie

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Press Office

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Friday, January 8, 2021

GMIT will host a virtual open evening on Thursday, 21 January, 6 to 8pm, for those keen to learn more about progressing from Further Education (FE) and Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses to GMIT. The event will also be of particular interest to mature students. The “Pathways to GMIT” event will provide information on all entry routes to GMIT, including CAO courses, part-time and online courses on offer in all GMIT’s campuses in Galway and Mayo.

Embracing new pathways to connect with new students, GMIT has hosted several virtual live events over the last few months, with huge success. Over the course of the two-hour event, participants can listen to our experts, ask questions and get immediate answers. GMIT staff will be sharing up-to-date information on crucial topics like how to apply to GMIT, employment opportunities for graduates, student supports, career options, and an introduction to GMIT’s part-time and online courses.

Móna Wise, GMIT Schools Liaison Officer, explains: “We have had to shift gears rapidly over the last few months, to react and respond by launching all our events through an online platform. This has opened many doorways for us, allowing greater access to new students both near and afar. We are excited for the new academic year and look forward to helping anyone interested in finding their pathway to 3rd level education right here at GMIT. As a former mature student, I understand the challenges many people face when they start to consider the notion of applying to college. Taking the first step, attending our virtual event (Pathways to GMIT) will not only help set things in motion but also reassure incoming students that we are here to help. Many come in directly via the CAO by having completed a level 5 or 6 FE course which lays a wonderful foundation for third level study. Mature students may come at it from a different angle, whereby skills have been developed and enhanced via their work and life experiences. The door is open to all and we are waiting to offer a hearty welcome to anyone ready to take the plunge into third level education this year.”

Dr Ian O’Connor, Head of Department of Graduate Studies and Professional Development, explains: “GMIT provides a wide range of learning opportunities, from short courses to diplomas, degrees and postgraduate courses. These are available on a full and part-time basis and many are offered at a reduced fee through Springboard+ and other Government-funded programmes. The team in the Dept of Graduate Studies and Professional Development will be delighted to answer any questions you may have at our Pathways event on 21 January”.

For a full list of the courses on offer at GMIT, visit https://www.gmit.ie/courses/all-courses   

To register for this and other virtual events at GMIT visit  https://openday.gmit.ie/

Free private careers consultations can be booked in advance by emailing  careers@gmit.ie

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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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Móna Wise, GMIT Schools Liaison Officer.

Móna Wise, GMIT Schools Liaison Officer.

Móna Wise, GMIT Schools Liaison Officer.