With the February 1 CAO deadline fast approaching, IT Sligo is hosting two information evenings in January for prospective students who are considering applying for entry in September 2013.
An information evening for mature applicants will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, January 16 in Room A004 beside the Main Reception.
An event for people wishing to learn more about the Institute’s access programme, ‘Breaking the Mould’, will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, January 23 in the Hume Hall in the Student Support Services Building.
IT Sligo offers more than 50 internationally recognised programmes in the fields of science, engineering, business, and social sciences. With more than 6,000 students, it’s one of the leading higher education institutions in the region, offering students the opportunity to study from higher certificate level right up to PhD.
The modern 70-acre campus is located in Sligo town and boasts some of the best sports facilities in the region, including a fully equipped sports arena, a running track and a range of flood-lit playing pitches.
Access Officer Catherine McNelis is encouraging anyone who is aged over 23 and interested in exploring their options to attend the information evening for mature applicants: “The February 1CAO deadline is approaching, so this is the perfect time for people to look into their options,” she said.
A mature student is classified as anyone who is aged over 23 on January 1, 2013. While mature students must apply through the normal CAO process, their experience and previous work experience will be taken into consideration when it comes to gaining entry.
Student Recruitment Officer Dara McGoldrick will speak about the course options at the mature applicant information evening; “Up to 20 per cent of the places in our first year courses are available for mature students and, this year ,one in six of our first year students are mature students, so you will not be alone and IT Sligo has great support systems in place to help mature students settle into college life,” she said.
The Institute’s Access Programme Breaking the Mould is targeted at any student who may otherwise not be able to receive a higher level education for a variety of socio-economic reasons. It’s open to participants from Connacht and Counties Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan. Participants must be aged 22 or under, and have attended a post primary school or education centre in the catchment area.
School leavers, mature applicants and parents can access information about individual programmes on offer in an online Prospectus on www.itsligo.ie. For further information on courses, please ring 071 915 5222.