Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

New Writing & Literature Honours Degree At IT Sligo

IT Sligo is introducing a new Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Writing & Literature in September. This innovative three-year honours degree programme focuses on developing writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, cultural journalism and other written forms and genres. Students will study English literature, drama, film as well as digital media, providing the critical… Read more »

Aliens On The Horizon At IT Sligo

Alien species from other regions of the world are threatening Irish habitats – our freshwater, marine and terrestrial flora and fauna are facing aggressive competitors and predators. Indeed, familiar invaders like Japanese knotweed and Zebra mussels are already here, reducing native biodiversity and causing real economic damage, at an annual cost of more than €250… Read more »

Statement By IT Sligo – Marking THEA Launch

Institute of Technology, Sligo is proud to be a founding member of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), which was launched formally on Monday, April 3rd, by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD. The launch of the THEA marks a significant step in Irish higher education and affords IT Sligo the opportunity to reflect on our… Read more »

Launch of THEA a Significant Step in Irish Higher Education

“The formal launch of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) marks a significant step in Irish higher education,” the incoming external chair of the THEA Council, Ms. Regina Moran, told a large audience of educators and members of the higher education community at a major conference in Dublin on Monday (April 3rd). “It affords the opportunity… Read more »

John Gaynor Elected Chair Of Professional Accounting Body

An IT Sligo lecturer has been elected as the Ireland Chair of the largest global professional accountancy body, ACCA. Sligo native John Gaynor formally assumed the role of Chairman of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Ireland for the next 12 months at the organisation’s AGM in Dublin on Thursday evening – and begins… Read more »

Sligo Toolmaker Wins IrelandSkills Final 2017

A County Sligo toolmaking apprentice has won the 2017 IrelandSkills (Plastic Die Engineering) NationalCompetition. Micheál Flynn (pictured centre), who is employed by Tool & Gauge in Tubbercurry, scooped the top prize after an intensive two days of competition at IT Sligo. The five finalists, spanning counties Carlow, Dublin Louth and Sligo were set a demanding preliminary test… Read more »

Una’s Poem Wins Hennessy Literary Award

IT Sligo lecturer Una Mannion has won a prestigious National Hennessy Literary 2017 Award in Emerging Poetry for her poem ‘Crouched Burial’. Una is the Programme Chair of the Institute’s new BA in Writing and Literature , and also teaches Performing Arts in the School of Engineering & Design. She is a member of the Sandy… Read more »

New Humanities Honours Degree Courses At IT Sligo

IT Sligo is expanding its range of honours degree courses this September with two new landmark degree programmes in Humanities. The Institute’s School of Business & Social Sciences is introducing two Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities Joint Major degrees: one in English & Psychology, and the other in Sociology & Politics. The new three-year… Read more »

IT Sligo Opens Its Doors This Saturday

Students who are thinking about starting college this September will have a great opportunity to learn about what IT Sligo has to offer when the Institute holds its annual Spring Open Day on Saturday, April 1st, starting at 11am. This event will provide a valuable opportunity for prospective students and their parents/guardians to find out more… Read more »

Fine Art Exhibition is a Family Affair

A father-and-daughter artistic team from County Roscommon are the creative forces behind a new exhibition which has opened at Hyde Bridge gallery in Sligo. ‘Earth and Water’ is an exhibition of painting, photography and installation by James and Sally Maidment from Keadue, and seeks to convey and explore their fascination with skill, place, identity and… Read more »