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 offer at IT Sligo.
Access Officer Catherine McNelis is encouraging anyone who is aged over 23 and interested in exploring their options to attend the information evening: “The February 1st CAO deadline is approaching and now is the perfect time for people to look into their options.”
A mature student is classified as anyone who is aged over 23 on January 1, 2013,” she explained. “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 and people should realise that their life experience will stand to them considerably should they choose to return to education.”
Student Recruitment Officer Dara McGoldrick will speak about the course options available to mature learners at the information evening; “Every first year course offered at IT Sligo is open to mature students and we have a wide range of courses across the disciplines that are targeted at getting people into the workplace, so I would encourage anyone interested in taking up a course to check out their options in our prospectus in advance of the meeting. The prospectus is available from IT Sligo and also on our website here.
“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 information evening will be held in Room A004 beside the Main Reception in IT Sligo from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, January 16th. It is free and everyone is welcome to attend.