Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

Women In Science Honoured By President


The scientific contributions of Ireland’s female academics have been honoured at a special event, hosted by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, in Áras an Uachtaráin. The ‘Women in Science’ celebration highlighted the achievements and roles played by a growing number of women in the world of science. In his address to an invited… Read more »

Students Show Manure Is A Cash Cow

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Two young students, with a scheme to convert cow manure into cash, will represent Ireland at a Youth Entrepreneurship showcase in New York. Cousins Linda and Clare Dolan, 17 and 16, have devised a way of turning cow manure into odourless fuel briquettes. They’ve set up a business, Mure, through the Foróige Youth Entrepeneurship. The… Read more »

IT Sligo Conference Makes Perfect Sales Pitch

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Some of Ireland’s leading marketing and content professionals will share their experience and expertise at IT Sligo’s annual Marketing Conference on Friday, February 12th. The ‘Sale or Fail’ Marketing Conference will bring together sales marketing and content professionals to learn from one another to improve innovation on their teams. Because marketing strategists and creative designers… Read more »

IT Sligo Charts Student Pathway In Malaysia


Ireland’s long-standing educational ties overseas have been further strengthened by an exciting new partnership between IT Sligo and one of Malaysia’s premier higher education institutions. IT Sligo has secured a pathway agreement with Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), which will provide new degree completion opportunities for Malaysian students here in Ireland. The tie-in… Read more »

IT Sligo Bow Out Of Sigerson Cup

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IT Sligo’s senior gaelic footballers bowed out of the Higher Education GAA Sigerson Cup 2016 on Tuesday when they were beaten by last year’s semi-finalists IT Carlow on a final scoreline of 1-10 to 0-10. There was little to choose between the teams for much of the contest. Chris Healy’s  first half goal for Carlow was the hosts opening… Read more »

CAO Countdown: Follow Your Heart And Do Your Research


IT Sligo’s Graduate Ambassadors have spent the last few months visiting secondary schools across the west and north-west of Ireland. With just days to go to the CAO application deadline of February 1st, they share their experiences of the CAO journey, and offer some sound advice for school leavers – and their parents. Stephanie Mellett never planned to… Read more »

Archaeology Students Make Sligo Discovery

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Two archaeology students have made an important discovery that could shed new light on Sligo’s prehistoric past. Ciaran Davis and Rory Connolly discovered a large midden of shells on a ridge overlooking Cummeen Strand near Strandhill in County Sligo. The midden – the remains of an ancient feast – is a refuse heap that is… Read more »

Careers Fair Gives Students Glimpse Of The Future

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Several of Ireland’s most dynamic companies will visit IT Sligo on Tuesday, February 2nd, to showcase their graduate employment opportunities at the Institute’s Careers Fair 2016. Global nutrition group Glanbia, Abbott Ireland, and biopharmaceutical company AbbVie are just some of the 45 companies who’ll be offering advice and information for jobseekers. The event, which will… Read more »

IT Sligo In New European Partnership To Tackle Invasive Species


The rapid spread of invasive species across Europe, which currently threatens native plants and animals at a cost of €12 billion each year, is to face a major new barrier. Leading scientists at the Institute of Technology, Sligo (project-lead), Queen’s University Belfast, and the Dublin-based INVAS Biosecurity, have announced a new partnership after securing €320,000… Read more »

CAO 2016: What You Need To Know


When it comes to filling out your CAO application form, it is normal to feel slightly overwhelmed by the bewildering array of course options – particularly when you are still working out what it is you want to do. But as the list of courses continues to evolve and grow each year, the single most… Read more »