Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

Innovation Clinics Help Open Doors For SMEs

CRU Innovation Clinics 20072016

One of IT Sligo’s main research units is hosting a series of half-day workshops in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal during the month of August, aimed at helping small and medium enteprises access a range of technical and financial support opportunities. The Contract Research Unit (CRU) at IT Sligo provides dedicated technical Research & Innovation support… Read more »

‘Sligo Sings’ Collaboration Hits The Right Notes

Sligo Sings Web 14072016 Award nomination

IT Sligo’s collaboration with the Hawk’s Well Theatre during the successful ‘Sligo Sings’ project has been shortlisted for the 2016 Allianz Business to Arts Awards. These prestigious national awards, which are now into their 25th year, recognise businesses, artists and arts organisations that develop creative partnerships across Ireland. The ‘Sligo Sings’ project involved Hawk’s Well Theatre choirmasters developingand… Read more »

Funding Ireland’s Higher Education System

Cassells Report11072016

The Institute of Technology, Sligo welcomes the publication of a new expert group report on the future funding of higher education in Ireland. ‘Investing for higher education: a strategy for funding higher education’ was published by a government-commissioned advisory group, chaired by Peter Cassells, the former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions…. Read more »

Students Help Create New Age-Friendly Cultural Space

Arch Design Students May 2016

Architecture students from IT Sligo are helping to create a new age-friendly cultural space for one of the west of Ireland’s best known theatres. In a new collaboration involving the Hawk’s Well Theatre, IT Sligo and Sligo Age Friendly Alliance, students from the Institute’s Architectural Design course have developed a design for a new entrance to… Read more »

New Social Sciences Postgrad Courses at IT Sligo

Social Sciences Courses July 2016

IT Sligo is introducing a new range of postgraduate diploma and MA opportunities in Social Sciences, starting this September. Here is a summary of the courses being offered. You can apply online using the links below. The closing date for applications is August 15th, 2016. Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills Duration: 2 years Delivery: Online & Residential This… Read more »

IT Sligo Extends New Frontiers Programme For Entrepreneurs

New Frontiers logo

The Innovation Centre at IT Sligo, in partnership with the CoLab at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), has agreed a five-year contract with Enterprise Ireland to continue the roll out of its national entrepreneur development programme, New Frontiers. This is the largest programme of its kind to be delivered in the North West. Funded by… Read more »

IT Sligo Summer Camp For Young Inventors


Does your child enjoy gizmos and gadgets? Are they curious about finding out how things work? Then the ‘Gizmos & Gadgets’ Summer Camps at IT Sligo will appeal to them. IT Sligo is hosting two week-long summer camps during July for participants aged 10-15, which will be delivered by lecturers from the Institute’s department of Computing & Creative Practices…. Read more »

CAO 2016: Changing Your Mind

Students Group Discussing March 2016

The CAO Change of Mind deadline is Friday, July 1st, at 5:15pm. If you are planning to reassess your choices and/or order of preferences, here is a checklist to help clarify things: Tip 1: Get the order right Choose courses in your genuine order of preference, based on your own career aspirations Jot the answers to the… Read more »

A ‘Hellish’ Success For Triathlete Laura

Kilkee Hell of the West Triathlon, Kilkee, Clare 25/6/2016
Laura Tighe celebrates after winning the Women's Super Series race
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

IT Sligo lecturer Laura Tighe is the new women’s National Standard Distance Triathlon Champion for 2016 after winning the famous Hell of the West race in Kilkee, County Clare. Laura, who is a native of Enniscrone, is a lecturer in the Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Leisure at IT Sligo and has firm sporting ambitions to compete for Ireland… Read more »

IT Sligo’s New Courses 2016/17

Fine Art 2015

Here is a quick guide to the new CAO courses which IT Sligo is introducing this September. The closing date for Change of Mind is this Friday, July 1st, at 5:15pm. BA (Hons) in Fine Art CAO Course Code: SG244 This is a new four-year programme, which builds on the success of the existing BA in Fine Art. It is… Read more »