Yearly Archives: 2010

Queenan stands down as Governing Body Chair

The end of the year signifies the end of an era at IT Sligo, with the reign of the Institute’s Governing Body Chairman, Cllr Joe Queenan, coming to a finish. Cllr Queenan was has been Chairman of the IT Sligo Governing Body since 2002, when he was nominated to the position by the then Minister… Read more »

Snow first for visiting Malaysian students

A group of students from the University Tun Hussein Onn in Malaysia were delighted to experience snow for the first time when they visited IT Sligo last week. The students travelled to Ireland with their lecturer Adnan Zainorabidin and his wife Yusmarwati Yusof, as part of the first Student Mobility Programme between University Tun Hussein… Read more »

NI officials visit IT Sligo to learn about KITE benefits

Senior representatives from the Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning visited IT Sligo last week to learn more about the e-learning aspect of the €3.2 million KITE (Knowledge and Innovation Transfer in Engineering) project. KITE is an EU INTERREG IVA Programme funded project which is being developed by IT Sligo in partnership with Northern… Read more »

First Professional Practice Day for Social Studies

IT Sligo students of Applied Social Studies in Social Care got real hands-on experience of what it is like to be on the front line from experienced social care professionals yesterday. The inaugural Professional Practice Day for social studies students held on campus was the first time that the presentations have all been made in… Read more »

National Boxing success for IT Sligo students

Two IT Sligo students in the process of establishing a boxing club on campus showed their own sporting mettle at the weekend, when they scooped national boxing titles in Dublin. Maria Faney (19) from Ballinacarrow and John Tighe (18) from Ballymote took home IABA Intermediate Boxing titles in their respective weight divisions. Both are members… Read more »

Regional Futsal Championships in Knocknarea Arena

IT Sligo hosted the Regional Futsal Championships over two days recently in the Knocknarea Arena. In the women’s competition, IT Sligo A team held off stiff competition from Athlone IT and IT Sligo’s B team to win the tournament. IT Sligo A team won all three group games and easily beat GMIT in the semi-final. Meanwhile, Athlone… Read more »

€9,000 raised for charity by marketing students

The hive of activity of recent weeks around the IT Sligo campus and the wider Sligo community has been nothing short of remarkable for enterprising 3rd year marketing students, who are taking the course module ‘non profit marketing’ as part of their business degree course.  They have raised almost €9,000 from a range of events… Read more »

Students enjoy Vietnam experience through ‘Webinar’

Students studying the BA in Applied Social Studies who are getting ready to travel abroad for work placements, experienced a real sense of what it is like to work in Vietnam during a live ‘Webinar’ with a professional who is currently working there. The ‘webinar’ was the first of its kind hosted by the Department… Read more »

VERY BIG Christmas Concert a huge success

Hundreds of people attended the VERY BIG Christmas Concert in the Knocknarea Arena  in aid of the North West Hospice last Thursday night.   Melody Acadamy of Dance. Joe Cox, head of Policy and Strategy at IT Sligo, with Barry O’Flynn, his wife Mona and son Sean at the VERY BIG Christmas Concert. MCs Ciaran McCarthy… Read more »

‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ Road Safety Campaign launched

A campaign to promote road safety awareness was launched at IT Sligo today in association with the Road Safety Authority (RSA).   The Road Safety Authority (RSA) distributed 1,000 free high visibility vests and 1,000 armbands amongst staff and students at IT Sligo as part of  ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ campaign. The safety drive is part… Read more »