2008 Digitial Media Awards

IT Sligo Online Engineering Courses have been shortlisted for the 2008 Digitial Media Awards in the category: “Best elearning Product or Course”. The winners will be announced at a cermony in Dublin on 7th February, 2008.


Research Opportunity at Institute of Technology Sligo

MSc by Research:

Strand 1 Post-Graduate R & D Skills Programme:

Project Title: Comparison of two molecular and traditional tools to evaluate Fate Of Enteric Pathogens In Wastewater Treatment Plants In Co. Sligo.

The disposal of communities’ wastewaters throughout Ireland remains problematic as inadequate infrastructure has failed to keep pace with housing developments, from major urban centres to rural communities and village developments. Public health issues, arising from disposal of untreated /inadequately treated sewage, have received increased attention following recent events in Co. Galway in relation to the outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis. Virtually no information exists on the pathogen loads discharged into the environment from the Wastewater Treatment (WWT) plants in Co. Sligo. In addition many of the WWT plants are old or overloaded and the effluents, having received inadequate treatment, are discharged into rivers, lakes, estuaries and onto beaches. Sludge disposal additionally generates its own list of environmental pollution issues.

This project aims to use modern molecular biology tools side by side with the use of the traditional bacterial indicators as a means of evaluating the extent of pathogen pollution arising from effluents discharged from a selection of WWT plants in operation in Sligo. The project will compare the effectiveness of two typical types of WWT plants in relation to pathogen removal. The use of molecular biology tools to monitor microbial pathogens in the environment will provide regulatory bodies with additional environmental information.

For further information please contact the project Supervisors: Dr. Michael Broaders and Dr. Michelle Connolly: Email: broaders.michael@itsligo.ie or Tel: 00353 71 9155254, connolly.michelle@itsligo.ie or Tel: 00353 71 9155484.

Course Updates 2007

CAO Regional Meetings 2007

  • SG631 withdrawn – SG101 available

Level 7

  • Applied Business

Level 8 – Architecture

  • 3 Years B.A. Honours – Level 8 degree in Eco-Tourism
  • 3 Years B.A. Honours – Level 8 degree in Adventure Tourism
  • 3 Years B.A. Honours – Level 8 degree in Tourism Event Management
  • Conversion of Forensic Investigation and Analysis to Level 8

Other Information
Expansion of range of FETAC level 5 programmes recognised as “cognate” for admission to level 8 programmes.

SG231 Art no longer “restricted application”.

IT Sligo Open Day

IT Sligo Open Day – this Thursday 29th – 10am to 2pm.

Guidance Counsellors, Mature students, FETAC students and the general public are invited.

Rally Ireland Roundup

A sincere thanks to all of you in Institute who helped ensure that the Rally Ireland event of last weekend was such a great success for the region. This Institute was pivotal to the event happening and although it involved a certain amount of disruption to the day to day life of the Institute I believe it was very worthwhile for us to be involved.

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Rally Ireland Buildup

The rally build up begins, IT Sligo transforms into a hub of activity. First arrivals are Subaru and Citroën.



IT Sligo hosts the FIA World Rally Championship 2007

Tickets for entry into the service park at IT Sligo from 16-18 November will be available through Tickermaster.

Come along to IT Sligo where spectators can view the service area and all the excitement of the WRC. For more information click logos below.



Science and Technology Week, Institute of Technology, Sligo

Tuesday 6th of November to Wednesday 14th of November Admission free.

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IT Sligo Telethon Proves Success

Telethon 07 arrived at IT Sligo which proved to be a great success. IT Sligo wishes to thank all staff and volunteers who organised this great event.


Annual Reunion

The Alumni Office would like to invite graduates from the years 1977/1987 and 1997 to our Annual Reunion on 19th October 2007.

5pm Tour of the Institute

8pm Reunion Ball, Sligo Park Hotel

Tickets – €40.00

Please contact Sandra on 071-9155448 or alumni@itsligo.ie for further information.

Looking forward to meeting you there.

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