GMIT open evening for further education options and mature students

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GMIT are hosting an open day at their Galway campus next week for Further Education, PLC and mature students interested in third-level education.

The “Pathways to GMIT” event will provide information about full-time CAO courses, part-time and online courses on offer in all GMIT’s campuses in Galway and Mayo.

There will be talks for graduates of further education courses and mature students on how to apply to GMIT, as well as an intro to the part-time and online courses on offer, student supports, and a careers’ talk, with careers advisors also available for individual consultations throughout the evening.

Lorraine Cunningham, GMIT Schools Liaison Officer, says students who have completed a Level 5 or 6 course and have laid a “fantastic foundation” for continuing to the next stage of third level study.

“An advantage of having FE/PLC course prior to attending third level is that it teaches students the importance of planning, preparation, good communication and working to deadlines.”

Mature students also tend to have developed these self same skills due to their life experience, Lorraine Cunningham added.

Emily King, GMIT’s Graduate and Professional Development Office, says “We offer a focused range of life-long learning opportunities to allow people to upskill and respond to the challenges of the modern workplace.”

“Opportunities include a host of Springboard+, part-time and online courses that combine the most up-to-date industry-aligned theory with essential practical skills.”

A list of GMIT courses available in Galway can be found here, while those available at their Mayo campus can be seen here.

The open evening will take place next Wednesday, January 22 from 5pm to 7pm, register for your place online at Eventbrite.

This year Galway-Mayo IT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT are working towards becoming a Technological University for the west and northwest of Ireland under the banner of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance.