Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

Conference Highlights ‘Community’ Role Of Research

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The value of research-based evidence in community development will be the focus of a special conference at IT Sligo on December 4th. The Institute’s Centre for Research in Social Professions (CRiSP) is hosting the one-day event entitled: Embedding Research Evidence in Community Development. This conference will provide an opportunity to share and disseminate evidence to key stakeholders. It will… Read more »

IT Sligo Lecturers Shortlisted For Teaching Experts Award


Two of IT Sligo’s online lecturers have been shortlisted for the National Forum Teaching Experts Award 2015. Brian Coll and Dr John Donovan have made the final selection for their work in delivering Ireland’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The award, co-ordinated by the National Forum of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, aims to identify… Read more »

IT Sligo Celebrates College Awareness Week

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IT Sligo is celebrating College Awareness Week by holding a series of events across the North-West region. College Awareness Week aims to inspire and inform all students about the importance of having a post-secondary education plan. It advocates for students to have the choice to pursue the course best suited to their interests, abilities and future plans,… Read more »

Online Careers Fair Opens For Graduates & Jobseekers

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Students, graduates and job seekers have the opportunity to browse new job opportunities from the comfort of their smartphone or home using the Institute’s new Online Careers Fair, which is now ‘live’. The online tool, which is free of charge, provides ‘visitors’ with real time fingertip access to “exhibitor” companies without even having to step outside home, college or workplace. The… Read more »

IT Sligo Holds Minute’s Silence For Paris

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Students and staff from IT Sligo held a minute’s silence across the campus on Monday as a mark of respect for the victims of the Paris attacks last Friday night. The Institute currently has 59 French Erasmus students. The majority of these are studying International Marketing. Several staff members are also of French nationality. “This is… Read more »

‘Live Art’ for Sligo City Centre

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Performing Arts and Design students from IT Sligo will be showcasing their creativity and talent next Tuesday when the Institute’s fifth annual ‘Live Art’ extravanganza takes place at Lower Quay Street in Sligo. This free public event will offer exciting, vibrant, and thought provoking Live Art exhibitions and performances. Live Art is an interactive form of… Read more »

Renowned Astronomer Visits IT Sligo’s Science Week

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Renowned astrophysicist, Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who has helped the world expand its understanding of the universe, is one of guest speakers at the Institute’s Science Week. She will give a talk on ‘Black Holes in Space’ this Thursday evening (12th) in Lecture Hall A0006 at 7.30pm, as part of the IT Sligo Science Week… Read more »

Sligo Welcomes The Surf Summit

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Senior executives from some of the world’s biggest technology brands and future industry leaders are visiting Sligo this weekend for the influential Surf Summit 2015. Surf Summit takes place straight after the Web Summit with hundreds of tech investors, startups, entrepreneurs and industry enthusiasts travelling to Sligo to do business in a dynamic, fun and unique environment. They will take part… Read more »

Sligo Design Week Celebrates Creative Entrepreneurship


Sligo is hosting its very first Design Week this week (October 31st to November 6th), with a programme of free events and design-led happenings taking place at venues and pop-up locations, as part of the year-long celebration of design in Ireland. Irish Design 2015 is a year-long programme exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish Design in just… Read more »

IT Sligo Event Explores Eco-science of Earth Building


The use of clay and mud for building purposes is as old as the hills but how our ancestors used it is still “largely unrecognised and greatly under-appreciated,” according to IT Sligo archaeologist Shirley Markley. As its “Science Week” finale, IT Sligo will host an event on November 13th and 14th   that will shed light… Read more »