Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

IT Sligo Drop-In ‘Roadshow’ Hits Town


Choosing a third level course and college can be daunting prospect for even the most committed students and parents, and IT Sligo is keen to help ease the challenge. Institute of Technology Sligo is embarking on a “gown meets town” initiative that will take staff directly into the North West community to provide helpful answers… Read more »

Virtual Careers Fair Opens For Jobseekers


Visit the Virtual Careers Fair here Thousands of graduates and other job-seekers are expected to tap into a new tech-savvy way of finding career opportunities which was launched by the Connacht-Ulster Alliance on Monday. The CU Alliance is a strategic partnership of three Institutes of Technology – Galway-Mayo, Letterkenny and Sligo – who are committed… Read more »

Forecast Looks Good for ‘Science Week’


November 9th – 16th, 2014 RTÉ weather presenter Evelyn Cusack was the special guest at IT Sligo on Tuesday as part of Science Week 2014. Deputy Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann but better known for her role as a weather presenter on RTÉ, Evelyn gave a special lunchtime lecture entitled “Ireland’s weather: a journey… Read more »

1600 New Graduates Conferred at IT Sligo


1631 new graduates have been conferred for 2014 at IT Sligo. Families, friends and other guests joined in the celebrations at the Knocknarea Arena on Thursday and Friday last week as new Institute President Professor Vincent Cunnane presented parchments to the students marking the successful culmination of their years of intensive study, practical research and… Read more »

Students Attend Launch Of Mary Robinson Centre

Students and staff from the School of Business and Social Sciences at IT Sligo attended the inaugural international Human Rights lecture at The Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina, Co Mayo. Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights introduced the guest speaker Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chairman of the… Read more »

IT Sligo MOOC Nominated in Excellence Awards

IT Sligo is in the running for a national award for a pioneering free online course known as a MOOC, which is attracting record numbers of students at home and abroad. Engineers Ireland has shortlisted it in its prestigious Excellence Awards next month. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) teaches a process-improvement concept called Lean… Read more »

IT Sligo Sports Scholar Wins National GAA Award

IT Sligo student Ryan McHugh was named Young Footballer of the Year for 2014 at the GAA/GPA awards ceremony in Dublin. The 20-year-old Kilcar clubman scored two goals in a superb display against Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final. And while Donegal’s All-Ireland final appearance against Kerry ultiimately ended in disappointment, McHugh’s contribution to his county’s… Read more »

Students Have A Ball At IT Sligo Open Day

More than 1700 secondary school students visited the IT Sligo on Wednesday for Open Day 2014. From Omagh to Castlerea, they came by the busload  to get a proper insight into what the Institute has to offer. There were workshops and exhibition stands spanning more than sixty degree and diploma programmes. These ranged from a… Read more »

Students Encouraged to ‘Mind Their Heads’

Former Armagh All-Ireland winning gaelic footballer Oisín McConville delivered a powerful talk to students of IT Sligo as part of the Institute’s Mental Health Day on Wednesday. McConville, who lifted the Sam Maguire with the Orchard County in 2002, shared some very personal mental health experiences on and off the field of play. The Crossmaglen native… Read more »

IT Sligo Signals New Roads Direction

Government, county councils and IT Sligo have unveiled a joint initiative that will benefit the long-term quality and management of our roads. Highly qualified engineers, consultants and contractors are responsible for the roads network, from the lay-out of footpaths to multi-lane motorways. Now they will be offered the opportunity to improve their expertise by accessing… Read more »