Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

Robert’s Housing Solution Wins Student Award

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An IT Sligo student‘s solution to Ireland’s housing crisis has earned him a prestigious award from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Robert Kelleher from Elphin, Co Roscommon, who’s a final-year Quantity Surveying student, received the Best Student Award at the recent Construction Futures event held in Derry, and organised by the CIOB (North West… Read more »

SciFest 2016 At IT Sligo


Post-primary school students from across the region will be showing off their scientific knowledge at the regional SciFest fair which will be taking place at IT Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science initiative which fosters active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning among second level students. SciFest@ITSligo Wednesday, May… Read more »

IT Sligo Honours Student Achievements


The student achievements of IT Sligo’s Clubs and Societies were honoured at a special awards ceremony in the Best Western South Hotel in Sligo last Thursday. Student representatives from the Institute’s 70 clubs and societies gathered for a gala evening, which was organised in association with AIB. Each year, the awards honour the outstanding achievements of… Read more »

IT Sligo Scientist Leads New Discovery In Fight Against Superbugs

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A new discovery could control the spread of deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs which experts fear are on course to kill 10 million people every year by 2050 – more than will die from cancer. A team of scientists, led by Professor Suresh C. Pillai from IT Sligo, have made the significant breakthrough which will allow everyday… Read more »

Engineering Expo Opens Up World Of Possibilities


The diversity and range of career possibilities in engineering will be showcased at a special interactive event for students and jobseekers at IT Sligo on Thursday May 5th. The Engineering Expo is a free public event, bringing together leading national and international engineering practitioners along with training expertise in the sector, and schools from across… Read more »

IT Sligo In Intervarsities Soccer Final 2016

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A memorable run by the IT Sligo women’s soccer team in this year’s Women’s Soccer Colleges Association of Ireland (WSCAI) Intervarsities competition fell agonisingly short in Athlone on Saturday when they were narrowly beaten 2-1 by IT Carlow in the final. The tournament is the most prestigious event in the WSCAI calendar and the Sligo girls enjoyed two… Read more »

Olympic Marathon Hopeful Has Testing Visit


Ireland’s Olympic marathon hopeful Gary Thornton continued his preparations for another tilt at improving his qualifying time for Rio this August when he underwent a Carbohydrate and Lactic Threshold Test in IT Sligo’s Exercise Physiology Lab. The Galway City Harriers club athlete is one of seven Irish athletes to have achieved the revised qualifying standard… Read more »

Course Information Day 2016


IT Sligo (Main Reception) Saturday, April 23rd 11am – 2:30pm School leavers and mature students who are considering IT Sligo as their third level destination this September will have an opportunity to get the inside track from current students and staff when the Institute holds its Course Information Day on Saturday, April 23rd. A packed… Read more »

College Neighbours Begin New Student Partnership


A new educational partnership, which aims to enhance the third level opportunities for Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) course students in the North West region has been established at IT Sligo. The collaboration aims to identify and map the pathways from Further Education (FE) programmes in the Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education Training Board (MSLETB) into… Read more »

IT Sligo Researchers Showcase Work At Environ 2016

IT Sligo Environ 2016

Twelve postgraduate researchers from the School of Science in IT Sligo presented at the recent Environ 2016, which was held at the University of Limerick. Environ is the annual Irish Environmental Research Colloquium, where research students and staff from all Irish higher education institutes showcase their research and network with fellow researchers, agencies and industry…. Read more »