Yearly Archives: 2012

Textbook Success for Students’ Charity Drive

Students at IT Sligo have been turning classroom theory into hard cash for charity.   Since September, 30 marketing students have helped raise €25,386 for six charities in the North West by working with them and making practical use of their degree-course skills. As part of their degree  programme, under gradates in Marketing, PR and… Read more »

Mature applicants Information Evening – January 16

An information evening for adults who are interested in returning to education or taking up a course at third level for the first time will be held in IT Sligo on Wednesday January 16th. Information will be available on the supports available for mature learners entering third level education and the range of courses on… Read more »

Access Programme Information Evening – January 23

An information evening about the IT Sligo access programme Breaking the Mould will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd. Breaking the Mould is targeted at students who may otherwise not be able to receive a higher level education for a variety of socio-economic reasons and is open to participants from Connacht and County Donegal, Cavan and… Read more »

Researcher Tops Irish Research Council Scholarship Scheme

IT Sligo civil engineering graduate, Glenn Gordon, has received the highest marks awarded in a prestigious Irish Research Council (IRC) scholarship scheme that drew nearly 500 applications from universities, Institutes of Technology and other third level colleges in Ireland and other EU states. He has been awarded an IRC EMBARK Postgraduate Scholarship that will enable… Read more »

Mental Health Promoted at Student Events

A number of events promoting the importance of mental health awareness were organised by students at IT Sligo recently.   Rugby Star Quinlan Shares His Experience Munster rugby star Alan Quinlan visited the Institute as part of the Students’ Union’s Speaking Shows Strength Week, which was organised to promote positive mental health awareness. Alan, who has… Read more »

‘Try a Tri’ in aid of National Suicide Research Foundation

Triathlons have experienced double digit growth in Ireland since 2007, with more than 140 events now taking place across the country each year. However, while 20,000 Irish people took part in Triathlons last year, the average age of participants is between 30 and 34. A group of first and second years studying the Bachelor of… Read more »

Live Art Week examines identity, loss & body-image

Students who created a series of successful thought-provoking drama pieces for IT Sligo’s annual Live Art Week say the experience has made them more committed than ever to pursuing careers in creative arts. Following in Sligo’s tradition of experimental theatre, their incisive performances cast new light on sensitive themes and challenged onlookers to think afresh…. Read more »

ORRECO support Fionnuala Britton in historic win

ORRECO, a company based in IT Sligo’s Innovation Centre which provides an applied bio marker (Blood and Saliva) testing service for elite athletes around the world, is part of the team behind athlete Fionnuala Britton’s huge success this week.   Fionnuala Britton made history on Sunday when she became the first woman to successfully retain her… Read more »

Brave Lake Rescue by Reserve Garda Student

An undergraduate at IT Sligo who is a Reserve Garda waded into a bitterly cold lake on an October night to help save the trapped driver of car that had somersaulted off the road and landed on its roof in the water. Life-saving skills learned by Stephen Corrigan (20) during his Bachelor of Business in… Read more »

Applications now invited for New Frontiers

Applications from budding entrepreneurs in the North West are now invited for the next programme of New Frontiers. New Frontiers is a National Enterprise Support Programme designed to create sustainable knowledge and technology businesses. It is perfect for anyone who has been contemplating a new innovative business or is in the process of developing a… Read more »