Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

IT Sligo is well-placed to serve student interest sparked by the new Leaving Certificate Computer Science Exam

IT Sligo has warmly welcomed the announcement that the first ever Leaving Certificate exams in Computer Science will take place in 2020. A national pilot study involving 40-post-primary schools, including one in the North West, will commence in September and the first Computer Science examinations will take place in June 2020. IT Sligo Governing Body… Read more »

Niamh’s Storytelling Wins National Award

An IT Sligo BA Honours in Writing & Literature student, Niamh MacCabe, is the overall winner of Ireland’s Own Anthology of Winning Short Stories for 2017. Niamh’s story “Dirty Silver on Matt Black Rock” was selected from over 500 entries and is anthologised with 37 other emerging writers across Ireland. In Niamh’s story, a young… Read more »

CAO Open Evening 2018

Date: Tuesday 16th January 2018 Time: 6pm Location: Main Reception & Concourse, IT Sligo An Open Evening will be held at IT Sligo on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 from 6-8pm. The evening will provide Mature Students, QQI/FETAC students, school leavers and parents with a wealth of information about the Institute and the CAO application process, ahead of the… Read more »

International Students Take Aim At The Irish Outdoors

IT Sligo Tourism & Event Marketing student Ciara Hamilton reports on a memorable weekend of outdoor purrsuits and Irish culture for some of the Institute’s international students A group of ambitious students from IT Sligo’ s Tourism with Event Management degree programme brought 20 international students into the West to celebrate International Students Day 2017… Read more »

Sports Scholar Ronan Catches European Wave

The Ireland Senior Surfing Team have returned from the 2017 European Championships in Norway with their best ever finish in the championships – finishing third out of eleven competing nations. The Irish team included Ronan Oertzen, a final year Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Finance and Investment student at IT Sligo. Ronan competed in the Open… Read more »

IT Sligo Opens Constance Markievicz Building

Institute of Technology, Sligo’s newly refurbished School of Business & Social Sciences Building was officially opened on Monday Students, staff and invited guests gathered in the new facility which is being named after Constance Markievicz, one of Ireland’s most influential historical figures, and who had a deep association with the North West. The €7 million… Read more »

New MedTech Graduating Class Of 2017

The inaugural graduating class of an education collaboration involving IT Sligo,  NUI Galway and the Irish Medical Devices Association Skillnet were conferred with their Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs degrees at a ceremony in NUI Galway. The collaboration was established in 2015 to help Irish Companies in filling regulatory and quality assurance roles. The… Read more »

Social Robots & Us – Public Symposium

This Friday, November 24th, Institute of Technology, Sligo hosts a full-day public symposium on the use of social robotics, artificial intelligence and digital technology in the areas of healthcare and education. The event is part of EU Robotics Week 2017. Practitioners, researchers and designers from Ireland, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and England will discuss new… Read more »

IT Sligo Welcomes New Funding For Technological University Development

Institute of Technology, Sligo welcomes the government’s announcement of €6.3 million in funding to support developments in the higher education landscape. The new allocation, announced by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. on Tuesday, will continue to support the four consortia of Institutes of Technology currently engaged with the process… Read more »