Transition to University

Welcome to the start of your university experience. It’s an exciting time, but a nerve-wracking one too. We know what it’s like to make the transition and we also know how to help you make it. We have a number of supports in place to help you enjoy these first steps on the journey that will lead to your independence, your education and eventually, your career.


Induction is a programme of events which takes place before classes commence. On this page we have outlined just some of the events that will help you settle into university life. More induction information is available on the ATU Sligo Induction Page.


During induction, each student will have the opportunity to complete a Student Profiler Assessment. The Student Profiler will give you a better understanding of your strengths and challenges. You will receive a report at the end of the assessment providing you with instant guidance. The assessment will also highlight any undiagnosed learning difficulties and point you in the direction of all the supports available. This information and guidance will be instrumental as you start your journey here at ATU Sligo.


You will receive your timetable alongside a campus tour to ensure you know the exact location of your lecture theatres, labs and classrooms. Campus locations such as the Yeats Library, Knocknarea Arena, canteens and the student services building will also be shown.


You will be introduced to your new lecturers and classmates. Form new friendships from the get go and receive more information about assignments and exams.


Learn about all the supports and services available and how to access them. These include our health service, access office and academic supports.


Find out about clubs and societies, becoming a class rep and lots more when you are introduced to the ATU Sligo Students’ Union. The team will also have fun events organised plus insider hints and tips for starting out in university.


Our comprehensive induction covers everything you will need. We will help you get your student ID card, answer your questions, show you how to login to computers and WIFI, navigate the student hub, use the Yeats Library and lots more.