GMIT holding first in-person Open Day in two years

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Galway Daily education GMIT holding first in-person Open Day in two years

GMIT will be unveiling a range of new courses at its first in-person open day in two years this weekend.

The open morning will take place at GMIT’s Galway campus this Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, with information on 100 CAO courses available for parents, teachers, and prospective students.

Among the offerings on display tomorrow will be new courses in the school of Business, as well as Design and Creative Arts.

Lorraine Cunningham, GMIT Schools’ Liaison Officer, says: “We are so looking forward to hosting an on-site in-person event again.”

“While the virtual open day events have been amazing, there is just so much excitement across campus for our five-campus Open Morning event to meet students and fellow staff from other campuses.”

“For so many students and families, they have missed out on the buzz of these events over the past two years so we really want to showcase all we have to offer.”

Among the creative courses that will be on display for the first time are the three-year BA (Hons) in Creative Media and Storytelling, focusing on bring together technology and storytelling in a way that is hugely significant in modern media.

The three-year BA (Hons) in Animation and Game Design is a pathway into the booming world of game design, possibly the fastest growing media sector in the world.

“The Animation and Games industry is booming worldwide, and career opportunities in the West of Ireland are increasing rapidly,” said Dr Paddy Tobin, Head of the School of Design and Creative Arts.

In addition, the BA & BA (Hons) in Design has been restructured to have a common entry first year, with students then progressing into one of four new degree programmes in second year.

These are the Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Illustration, and Textile and Fashion Design courses.

The Open Day will also see popular education podcaster Donnchadh O’Mahony give a talk on “What happens next on my journey to 3rd Level” for incoming students.

Other stands at the Open Day will include the Student Services, Students Union, Admissions Office, Access & Disability (DARE), Access & Participation (HEAR), and Careers Office.

Attendees can talk directly with GMIT staff to find the latest up to date information on important topics like CAO Change of Mind, student supports, financial supports, and more.

This is also a milestone for the IoT, as it is the last Open Day that will be held under the GMIT banner.

All that makes up GMIT will form part of the newly created Atlantic Technological University when it officially opens on April 1.