Frequently Asked Questions

A hub for finding the answers to your most common questions.

Before sending that email or asking a chatbot, click through our guides below to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

From Admissions to IT Services and everything in between, you’ll find the answer below.

Before You Arrive

While You Study

Moving On

Before you go any further… here’s the #1 most common question:

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What does it mean for students to now be part of a Technological University?

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As a student of Atlantic TU you will be part of an ambitious movement to accelerate the economic, social and cultural development in the west and north-west region of Ireland. 

Key benefits to students joining Atlantic Technological University are inclusion and diversity in the student body, a greater emphasis on research-informed teaching, with more opportunities for post-graduate research and further investment in campus and facilities.

Before You Arrive...

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Admission & General

ATU Sligo offers an excellent student experience. You will study in a modern campus that offers some of the best facilities in the country. On average students would be in a class with 30 or 40 which offers a community feel and huge support from your lectures. We offer the best lecturer to students ratio in Ireland. We have over 70 clubs and societies to choose from and over 30 sports teams at ATU ranging from GAA to Soccer, Rugby to Badminton we have something for everyone.

Going to 3rd level can be quite daunting but don’t worry, we are all here to help ensure you can succeed in your studies. If you get an offer from us, you will get information on induction. This is a day to help introduce you to what you can expect as a student. You will learn about your timetable, how to access computer systems, the library and know where to go for your class.
The timetable differs per course, per year and per semester (e.g. Sept-Dec is Semester 1) You can probably expect to have 20 – 24 hours lecturing time per week at least in year 1 with extra time expected to work on projects and assignments so it means you might have to spend extra time in the library or you could do that work from home.

We hope that ATU Sligo is the right choice for every student. We have the Campus and Supports to make you feel very welcome. Our State of the Art Campus is all located on one site. We are very proud of our Community Feel – with 8500 Full Time Students and the best Lecturer to Student Ratio in Ireland, you are more than just a number to us. Our Support Services are there to help you settle in and help you with any issues you may have. We understand that the transition to college can be a nerve-wracking thought for many. It is totally normal and understandable. Most of these concerns pass very quickly. If they don’t, then we will be there for you.

 IT facilities are constantly upgraded in line with a rapidly changing technological world. Our modern learning environment ensures students and staff have the necessary infrastructure to learn the skills needed for today’s work environment. Facilities are fully networked across campus with wireless access provided in all areas. See out IT Services page for more.

There are several courses which do not require Maths. -Business Administration – Early Care & Education – Social Care Practice – English & Psychology – Sociology & Politics – Creative Design – Fine Art – Performing Arts – Writing & Literature. For anybody who struggles with Maths we have a dedicated Maths Support centre. Please do not be put off for applying to a course because of Maths. This innovative and friendly centre offers the supports many students need.

Two alternative independent maths exams (one Honours Level, one Ordinary Level) will be available to sit late August/early September for those who did not get the required Leaving Cert results. They are both 2.5 hour exams to be sat on the ATU Sligo campus. To find out more and register please click here

St. Angela’s will become part of ATU Sligo, however during this transitional period all information for those interested in what St. Angela’s has to offer can be found at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/stangelas/

Start with what subjects/topics/ideas you like at the moment and this would give you an indication of whether you should be looking at courses in Engineering, Science, Business, Social Science, Law etc. Have you complete any work or work experience in an area that interested you? Have you an interest in a sport or research or both? Think about what you could see yourself doing in the future. Have you ever completed an aptitude test to see where your natural abilities are? Put all this together and look at courses in these areas.

The only courses you will need to definitely have on your CAO application are restricted courses. These are generally courses that require interviews or portfolios. Here at ATU Sligo, our only courses that are restricted are Fine Art. Outside of that you can add any of our courses to your CAO application right up until July 1st. The Free Change of Mind facility will open up on the CAO on May 5th and will be available until July 1st.

CAO points are based on the demand of courses, popular courses will have high points, which has no relation to the quality of the course and is purely related to the number of places available. The CAO points for each course will be published when the first round of offers come out in August. Please check the ATU Sligo website for updates.

This calculator very helpful for calculating your points. 

The Careers Service is on hand to help you on every step of your career journey. Once a registered student you have access to our jobs and events platform, Job Teaser. Here you will find hundreds of jobs in Ireland and abroad. We can help you with making choices, finding and securing roles. We advise you to get involved and to always be thinking about building your CV. The careers team also give talks in class about options with different courses.

You can find a list of our Erasmus partners on the international pages of our website. While we have extensive links across Europe, we work closely with a smaller set of colleges in Germany, Spain and France to ensure we can best support your choice of modules to study there. This is of particular importance if choosing a Marketing programme where study abroad is either an integral part of the programme or a very useful adjunct.

There are two application routes to our courses:
1. Through the CAO (all applications to year 1 of undergraduate programmes)
2. Directly to ATU Sligo(Advanced entry to year 2/3/4 of undergraduate programmes, Add-on Degrees, Special Purpose Awards, Postgraduate courses).

The applicants for that course are placed in order of merit. In other words, the applicant with the highest points score (best set of results) is placed at the top of the list and the other applicants are placed in descending order, according to their points score. The applicant with the lowest points score goes to the bottom of the list.
ATU Sligo will instruct the CAO to make a certain number of offers – E.g. If the student was in 20th position for a chosen course, and the Institution instructs CAO to offer 25 places, then the student will receive an offer of a place on that course, unless they have received an offer of a course higher up on their preference list.

Normal closing date for applications is 1st February. A full timetable of important events is available at www.cao.ie. Any updates or important notices can also be found on the same site.

Please contact ATU Sligo on 071 93 05222 or email admissions to discuss this issue.

On most occasions there is a Higher Certificate embedded in the Level 7 programme which allows a learner exit after 2 years. You may notice Higher Cert programmes available at CAO which are the same as the first 2 years of a related Level 7, this would mean the answer is yes. However, I would recommend you check this with Admissions before you finalise your choice.

We also offer courses at Level 7 and Level 6. They are part of what is known as the ladder system – you can progress from the Level 6 (2 Years) to the Level 7 (1 more year) and onto the Level 8 (1 more year) So it’s a total of 4 years that way – the same length as direct entry to Level 8. The degree is exactly the same at the end too.

When you get offered a place, it’s given on the basis of you meeting the CAO points requirement. If you get an offer from a higher listed course in your preferences but you would prefer an offer for a course lower down your list, it’s too late at that stage. You can risk it and decline the higher up offer, but there is no guarantee that points will reduce enough in subsequent rounds to be made an offer for a course lower down your list. It is entirely your choice whether to choose the L8 offer or the L6/L7 offer. Really you should pick the course you truly want to study. Often times, a level 6 or level 7 course is more suitable to an individual than jumping straight into a Level 8 honours degree. You can exit after a Level 6 with a qualification but if you leave an honours degree after two years, you won’t get a qualification at all.

Keep an eye on ATU Sligo’s Vacant Places here.

If a student accepts their offer it does not impact on vacant place application. If they subsequently receive an offer from their vacant place application they can accept that over their first offer. Alternatively if they do not receive an offer from vacant place application or do receive one and do not wish to take it up their original offer still stands.  Available places can be found here.

If you get an offer from the CAO you will have an option to defer the course. If you wish to defer an offer of a place you do not accept your offer with the CAO. Instead, you must email the Admissions Office at ATU Sligo. You must give your name as it appears on your CAO application, quote your CAO application number and the course code of the offer you wish to defer, and set out the reason(s) for the request. Applicants must mark “DEFERRED ENTRY” clearly in the subject line of the email. The email must arrive in the Admissions Office of the institution at least two days before the ‘Reply Date’ shown on the Offer Notice. ATU Sligo will communicate to you directly with information on how to proceed to take up your offer for the next academic year.

Mature applicants must apply to the Central Application Office (CAO). See www.cao.ie for more information.

A Mature Student is someone who is aged 23 or older on January 1st of the calendar year of their application to Third Level Education.

Twenty percent of places on each of our courses are held for mature applicants. However, some courses such as Social Care Practice have more mature applications that the places available.
When the CAO makes offers to applicants it provides them with a ten day opportunity to accept. 
Acceptances of mature places will be checked and where the 20% of places on any course haven’t been accepted and there is a waiting list for that course, the relevant number of offers will be made to those highest on the waiting list by the CAO. We will continue to monitor acceptances and subsequent offers may be made on our behalf to applicants on the waiting list into September.

Yes, there are 3 levels of scholarship available. The ATU Sligo Sports Scholarship Programme is designed to nurture talented sports people who are prepared to make the commitment to the ATU Sligo sports clubs in their chosen discipline. If successful, you will also have to balance this with your studies. This means that you will be expected to represent ATU Sligo at third level competitions while satisfying academic requirements.

The Sports Scholarship application window will remain open until September 15th. The application is quick and straightforward. You can apply here Each Academic Year up to 60 Sports Scholarships are awarded. Alongside financial support, our Sport Scholars have access to top class Sporting Facilities, Sports Science supports and Academic supports. The Scholarships come at 3 Levels – Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each level has a different financial support attached to it.

The ATU Sligo Online / Flexible Learners Sports Bursary is open for applications from ATU Sligo Students that are not attending full-time programmes on campus, such students include but are not limited to: Apprentices, Work Based Learners, Part-time Students, Online and Flexible Learners.

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. – Click here for more information.

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university scheme that offers places on reduced points and extra college support to those who are resident in the Republic of Ireland and underrepresented at Higher Education due to their socio-economic background – Click here for more information.

All DARE/HEAR applicants will have to meet minimum academic entry requirements to gain entry to the course of choice. If you have the points required you will be offered a place. In that regard there are no limits to how many DARE applicants we accept per course.

Yes, Dyslexia is recognised for the DARE programme.

You usually find out the end of June (after leaving cert) if you are DARE eligible. It will be the same this year.

You are required to input your PLC results on the CAO when you get them. These are communicated to ATU via CAO website. PLC offers come out through the CAO Round Zero before the leaving certs are offered, so there are no rounds 1 and round 2 etc for you. If you are offered an ATU course, we will send you an offer pack in the post the next day and you have one week to make a decision on the offer.

The minimum entry requirements for a Level 6 or 7 are a Full FETAC Level 5 or 6 and a pass in Maths.

The requirement for a Level 8 course are a Full FETAC Level 5 or 6 with a minimum of 3 distinctions and a pass in Maths. In the case of more popular Level 8 courses i.e., Social Care or Early Childhood Education we always recommend having at least 8 distinctions because of the demand

The Free Fees Initiative pays the tuition fee on behalf of students. The majority of first time third level students qualify for free tuition fees incl. those coming with a PLC. If you qualify for this initiative The Department of Education will automatically pay this fee. ATU knows this when you enrol with us. In order to qualify for free fees you must have been living in an EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before your course starts. Qualifying courses must be full-time, undergraduate and be for a minimum duration of 2 years. For a full list of qualifying requirements visit www.hea.ie regardless what route you took to get to ATU you can still be eligible for SUSI grants When you register with ATU Students who are eligible are required to pay a student contribution charge.

Generally FETAC L6 applicants enter year 1 , however we do accept applications for year 2 and have them assessed by Academic Staff and go with their recommendations. We always recommend them to apply for CAO too in case the year 2 application is rejected .

Yes, you can combine L5 and L6 QQI awards to gain entry to a course as long as it makes up a Major Award.

A list of accepted qualifications and additional requirements is available on the “English Language Requirements” page of the ATU website. English Language Qualifications are only valid if they have been completed within 2 years of the course start date. If you require a visa to study in Ireland, you should also check the English Language requirements of the Irish Immigration Services as these may be different from the institute’s requirements.

Add-on courses refer to one year courses that you can take after completing a level 6 Higher Certificate course or a level 7 course that allow you to progress all the way to an Honours degree. So, for example in business, you can complete a 2 year Higher Certificate, followed by a one year level 7 add-on and then a further one year level 8 add-on. It allows you to progress through the ladder system without committing to a level 8 degree from the outset.

Yes, a student may take a gap year after having been admitted. This is called looking for a Deferral (postponement) of your study. Generally, First year requests for a Deferral aren’t granted for a “gap year”, where this would be travel. However, if the applicant wishes to take time out due to being just 17, or to gain relevant work experience in the area, then a Deferral is granted. You can find more information about this on the CAO Handbook, in the CAO deferrals section. Also, if you have been a student in ATU, and have studied a year or two, you may request a Deferral of a year of study ( to save money, travel, work ). So you have an option, before entering college, and while studying in college, of requesting a Deferral of your study for a year.

Once you have been offered a place on your selected course through the CAO you must accept your course offer on www.cao.ie. You will then receive an information pack through the post from ATU outlining how to register online with us for your course, fee payment information and induction information. The following graphic will also help:

A graphic outlining registration steps

Do not accept the offer via the CAO. Instead, email immediately to admissions@nullitsligo.ie . This email must arrive with us at least two days before the reply date shown on your CAO Offer Notice. To make sure your request is not overlooked, put “Deferral Request” in the subject line. Make sure the email includes:
• Your name
• Your CAO Application number
• The code of the course that you wish to defer
• The reason(s) why you are seeking a deferral.
• A Medical Certificate, where applicable.

Yes. You must show your continued interest by re-applying, via the CAO, the following year. The deferred place must be the only course listed on your reapplication. If you fail to re-apply you will lose your deferred place. If you list additional courses, it is assumed you are no longer certain about the one you deferred and that you have opted to enter a new competition. In this case you will be treated as a new applicant. You may be re-offered the deferred course, or you may not, depending on how your new application goes.

You need to apply through the CAO for the deferred course only, and when you receive the offer defer again.

Yes, students who have deferred their studies do receive their offers before the Leaving Certificate students receive their offers. Offers to deferred students are normally made in early July. They are sent by post, email and SMS text.

You are required to apply for admission to your deferred course only. Applications should be made in the usual way to the Central Applications Office CAO when applications open in November. You should select the course deferred only. If you apply for any other course other than the deferred course your offer will be removed.

Deferred places are offered in Round A, please see the CAO website for offer dates and deadlines.

If you deferred a course you were offered last year, then you are eligible to re-apply as a deferred applicant for that course only. If you apply for any other course then you forfeit your deferred place. We advise that you apply for what you wish to study. Make what you want to study, your first choice. Don’t just apply for what you think you might get. There is no point in studying what you don’t really want.

If you want to cancel a deferral request and you have not accepted your offer through the CAO, you must email Admissions Office at ATU Sligo (admissions@nullitsligo.ie) requesting to cancel your first year deferral. You must give your name as it appears on your CAO application; quote your CAO application number and the course code of the offer you wish to take up.

The email must arrive in the Admissions Office as soon as possible and preferably before classes begin in that academic year. ATU Sligo will communicate their decision to you directly with information on how to proceed to take up your offer. “

On average, our class sizes are 25 – 30, this can slightly vary per course. The small class size allows for interaction with your lectures and the chance to get to know your classmates. We have over 70 Clubs and Societies to choose from at ATU which is great way to help you settle in and meet people. At the start of college an induction programme is open to all first year students.

The majority of lectures will take place between the hours of 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday. However, the amount of lectures per day varies from course to course. Some days will have more lectures. Other days you will have more time off. You will receive your Timetable during Induction.

All first year students attend Induction. This fun filled programme of events will help you settle into college life. During Induction you will get your timetable and Student ID. A Campus tour will help locate the different lecture theatres and classrooms. You will have a chance to talk to your lecturers, learn about the different subjects in your course and meet your new classmates. You will be introduced to all the support services and library facilities available.

Induction depends on your mode of study. Full-time on campus students – your induction usually happens during your first week on campus and will set you up with the information you need to help you through your ATU journey. Online/Part-time/Blended students – you will be given an induction relevant to the course your undertaking, this may be part of the main induction or may be online. However you choose to study, we have the supports in place to support your ATU journey. Also, check the induction section of our website where you will find all our relevant induction information.

Attendance at Induction is preferable and encouraged because students get a chance to meet other first years, get tours of the college and a lot of other valuable information but obviously if somebody cannot make it then there is nothing they can do.

When you are registered as a student, you will be given access to the online learning system Moodle. Here you will see a list of subjects for your course along with any textbooks which may be required.

You may be required to purchase 2-3 books that you will use on a continuous basis. In the library you will have access to rent these books. Alongside this, our lecturers will give you their lecture notes to download. First year students will receive an introduction to the library early in the academic year. It provides access to over 50,000 books in print, as well as a wide range of journals, electronic databases, films, maps, official publications and other resources.

The Yeats Library at ATU Sligo is an Architectural masterpiece with student focus at the core of its design. It provides a range of study zones over three floors, access to over 50,000 books in print, as well as a wide range of journals, electronic databases, films, maps, official publications and other resources. Computers are available for hire or Wi-Fi plug in zones if you have your own laptop. It is open 7 days a week, early morning to late. First year students will receive an introduction to the library early in the academic year. To view further information on our library, click here.

Any learning done online, via an internet connection, or outside the traditional classroom based experience.

All ATU’s qualifications are fully accredited by QQI.

All ATU’s qualifications are internationally recognised.

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the state agency responsible for promoting the quality, integrity and reputation of Ireland’s further and higher education system. Ensuring that learners achieve qualifications that are valued nationally and internationally. It’s European equivalent is the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). More information can be found on the QQI and EQF websites.

Our Online Courses range from level 6 certificate to level 9 masters across all our faculties; Business and Social studies, Science, Engineering and Design.

Our online courses have varying hours of live lectures per week, depending on the course. The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments. Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle and other accessible platforms.

Course delivery formats for full-time online programmes can vary. Some programmes require attendance at ‘live’ lectures whist others do not. Please refer to the programme webpage for more information.

This can vary depending the course you choose to study and how you study it. Outslide of lectures, your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.

If your lecture is one that is being recorded, a link to watch it back will be available shortly after the end of the lecture. However, if your lecture is a practical or is on campus then attendance will be necessary as the content may not be available again.(All course notes and relevant information will be found on the specific module Moodle pages.)

This can depend on personal circumstances and the course delivery format. Before applying to a full-time online programme, you should consider these factors and assess your ability to engage fully with programme content. Note: full-time online courses are mainly delivered live, between 9.00-18.00. Please refer to the programme webpage for more information on the delivery format.

This varies from course to course, please check with your Lecturer/OSA for more information.

Intakes typically happen in January and September. For September, applications open in February each year and closing date for receipt of applications is 31st August. For January, applications open in October each year and closing date for receipt of applications is 31st December.

ATU Sligo applicants can apply directly to ATU Online & Flexible Learning by visiting the relevant course webpage and clicking on the ‘Apply Now‘ button if we’re open for applications during that time. If we are not open for applications when you visit a online course webpage, please ‘Register Your Interest‘ instead and we’ll let you know when that programme is open for application.

Typically in January and September each year.

The entry requirements for full-time online programmes are stated on the programme webpages. For information on international admission requirements please click here.

Currently, mature students applying to full-time online programmes are not required to undertake pre-entry exams.

To apply to a full-time online level 6 programme (Higher Certificate), you should apply directly through the college Online Application System.
Entry to level 7 and level 8 full-time online programmes is through the Central Applications Office.

Mature students should apply to Level 7 and Level 8 full-time online programmes through the Central Applications Office.
For Level 6 (Higher Certificate) programmes mature students should apply through the directly through the college Online Application System. International (non-EU) applicants applying to level 6 (Higher Certificate) programmes can apply directly through the college Online Application System.

International (non-EU) applicants applying to level 7 and level 8 full-time online programmes can apply through the Central Applications Office .
International (non-EU) applicants applying to level 6 (Higher Certificate) programmes can apply directly through the college Online Application System.

Information on how to register is contained in your offer pack sent by the Admissions team at ATU Sligo. The graphic below will take you through the steps to ensure you’re fully registered:

A graphic outlining registration steps

If you are experiencing persistent difficulties, please contact the Admissions Office using the online form or at admissions@nullitsligo.ie.

Please refer to the CAO late application deadline for applying to Level 7 and Level 8 full-time online programmes.
The closing deadline for direct online applications for Level 6 (Higher Certificate) programmes will be listed on the university website.
In normal circumstances, it is not possible to apply after these dates.

These vary from course to course, the eligibility criteria listed on the individual course web pages.

There are a number of accepted qualifications and minimum grades that must be met. Please see the English language requirements page of the website.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) queries for full-time online programmes should be directed toward the Head of Department of the school you are applying to, they may direct you to formally apply through www.myexpereince.ie.

As part of your online learning application, we do consider applications from those with the skills and knowledge gained through life and work experience. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and if you’d like further information on RPL, please email admissions@nullitsligo.ie.

Yes, we are able to verify, compare and consider qualifications from outside of Ireland. If we are unable to do so, we advise students to contact QQI directly for an official verification.

You will be requested to submit a CV and additional supporting documentation, qualifications and results for examination if relevant. We accept a variety of qualifications as part of your online learning application.

Once assessed, you will receive an email to notify you of the decision. It may be an Offer or a Conditional Offer (which means the offer is contingent on you meeting an extra condition) or you may be Unsuccessful in your application.

Generally you will be given any deadlines along with your conditional offer. In the rare event of being unsuccessful, you can query this with admissions. (Usually, this is only in the case where you don’t meet the entry criteria.)

Yes, you will be registered ATU Student. You will gain access to your timetable, online lectures and course material via our Virtual Learning Environment, called MOODLE. You will be invited to complete Online induction. The induction will help you gain access to resources and supports needed to commence your studies with confidence.

Yes, all Online and Flexible Learners will have access to the full range of Student Supports.

Yes all registered students can apply for a Student ID Card. Please see the Yeats Library website for more information on this.

This will vary depending on the course. However, 2 – 4 days for workshops/practical classes per year depending on the course you are studying. You will receive notification of the dates from your lecturer for each specific subject requirement.

Generally courses are semesterised and vary in length. However please see the Academic Calendar and the specific details page of your course for more information.

Our online courses live lectures can vary per programme. The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.

While continuous assessment occurs throughout modules, many modules also have scheduled exams at the end of each semester. The methods of assessment can be found on the module links on the course web pages.

Yes, Online students who complete a major award at Level 6, Level 7, Level 8 and Level 9 will be invited to attend graduation at ATU. Online students who study a minor award or special purpose award of 30 credits or less with exams will be issued with certificates from ATU.

Geographical location should not represent a barrier for full-time online students. In fact, the programmes are designed to improve access to education and to make education possible for all, regardless of a range of potential barriers, such as socioeconomic status, caregiving demands, disability, etc.

As an Online Learner, you will need to have access to a PC or laptop that is connected to the internet. Your PC or laptop should have speakers. Access to a web camera is beneficial for engaging with lecturers and peers, but not essential.

Each year a selection of financial supports are made available through ATU and bodies such as Skillnet, Chambers of Commerce to assist in meeting programme funding. Further information can be in the Fees & Grants FAQ’s.

Details on online induction dates will be provided in your registration pack and on the ATU Sligo website. Full-time online student have access to an online version of the induction in the website.

Depending on your type of induction, you might not have to attend in person. However, to find out about the assistances and services available, induction will give you all you need to know.

For online learners attendance isn’t mandatory. However you’ll be missing out on meeting your classmates and support information to help you during your learning journey.

The Springboard initiative offers free and subsidised courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.

Springboard+ funds courses on an annual basis and confirmation of the courses funded will be available in early Summer. The full list of Springboard funded programmes is available on www.springboardcourses.ie.

All Springboard+ applications must be submitted through the Springboard website. Applications received directly in ATU are not considered for Springboard+ funding. Springboard funded places are confirmed annually.

To apply for a Springboard course, you must first register on springboardcourses.ie. You can then choose the course(s) you are interested in and apply online, following the instructions on the website. To see a list of all ATU Sligo approved courses, select ATU Sligo from the dropdown list of Providers.

“To be eligible, you must meet the following conditions:
1. Be a full time Resident of Ireland
2. Hold a valid PPSN(Personal Public Service Number)
3. Meet Nationality/Visa requirements
4. Have lived in either EU, EEA, UK or Switzerland for at least 3 out of the last 5 years.
See Springboard website for detailed conditions.”

Springboard qualifications range from level 6 certificates to level 9 Masters Degrees/Postgraduate diplomas in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.

Once enrolled on your programme through the Springboard website, you can then register as a student of ATU.

All Level 6 programmes are free to all participants. There are no tuition fees for DEASP customers or Returners but any subsequent costs such as travel and course materials must be borne by the participant. A 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.

All ATU Sligo Springboard+ programmes are delivered online using the online learning platform Moodle. Students access live lectures at scheduled time. However, these are also recorded and can be accessed at any time convenient for the participant. Attendance at the live lecture is not mandatory.

Former participants may apply for another Springboard+ funded course if they still meet the eligibility requirements. A student can complete three Springboard+ programmes in a five year period. You should also note that priority will be given to those who have not previously undertaken a Springboard+ course. It is not permitted to undertake a second Springboard+ course in same academic year of Springboard+.

No. Recent Level 8 graduates must wait for a period of one year from graduation before they are eligible to do a Level 9 Springboard course. However, recent graduates may apply to do an ICT Skills Conversion or a HCI Pillar 1 course.

All Springboard+ funded students must complete their studies within 1 academic year. Some courses may be shorter (i.e. 13 weeks) and others may run the full academic year. Please check the course web pages for course duration. The only exception is the two-year HCI funded ICT Conversion courses, which are funded under the Springboard+ initiative for employed participants only. It is also important to note that under the Springboard+ funding scheme, it is not possible to defer a Springboard+ approved place or postpone modules until the following academic year.

Course providers (i.e. ATU Sligo) are responsible for all aspects of running the Springboard+ funded course and applicants should contact providers directly for details on the course such as start and end dates, classes, and exam timetables.

ATU Sligo is required to deliver a 10 credit Level 6 “Personal Effectiveness and Employability” module as part of its Springboard funded programmes. This module is mandatory for all Springboard funded participants and outlines the skills needed for effective engagement in the workplace.

The Springboard+ website has a dedicated FAQs section which can provide more details on the initiative.

Accommodation

There are four main options you can consider for your accommodation. These include purpose-built student villages, Self-Catering houses, House Share or Digs. Most student accommodation is situated from a 1 to 12 minute walk to our campus and is reasonably priced. We are proud to offer some of the cheapest student accommodation in the country.
You can find a list of Student Accommodation providers on the ATU Sligo website in the CAO Hub.

Booking lines are now open for student villages and we advise students to book early to avoid disappointment. To book, please contact your accommodation provider directly via their website. You can find a list of Student Accommodation providers on the ATU website in the CAO Hub. If you need any assistance, please contact our Student Union Welfare Officer and they will help you.

The standard of student villages is very high with various packages and services available including high speed broadband, laundry facilities, security officers, private bus transfers to & from the bus & train station, smart TV’s and some even offer Netflix. There is plenty of supply and something to cater for everyone’s needs and budget.

All ATU Accommodation is very reasonably priced. We are proud to offer some of the cheapest Student Accommodation in the country. Our Student Accommodation is both clean and modern, and there is plenty of supply, something to suit everyone’s needs and budget. You can find a list of Student Accommodation providers on the ATU website in the CAO Hub.

Every accommodation provider is different so we would advise you to ask each accommodation provider this question before you book anything.

Most rooms come with the main fixture and fittings. This includes your bed (you must bring your own bed linen) a wardrobe and bedside locker. Some will come with a study desk and chair. It’s advised you ask this question to your accommodation provider before paying your deposit.

The accommodation providers are very flexible and encounter this every year. Your best bet is to make contact with the provider you are going to book and discuss this with them. They will all have different terms but they are very flexible.

Every accommodation provider will have their own terms and conditions. I would advise you to ask them directly before booking if your deposit is refundable.

There is no deadline as such, however we advise students to book early to avoid disappointment.

If you contact the accommodation providers directly, they will assist you with this.
You can find a list of Student Accommodation providers on the ATU Sligo website in the CAO Hub.

Every Student village have different terms and conditions so it’s advised you check this directly with the Student Village you are interested in. In most cases, utility charges and electricity allowance are included in the price however there is a cut off value. So for example, once the electricity allowance has run out, students will need to top up themselves. This is a very important question to ask your accommodation provider before paying your deposit.

Yes. We understand that people will receive offers at various points. Some later than others. We have a very good supply of rooms available between Student Villages and local Landlord rental. The Student Union can assist in finding Accommodation. However, if you are in a position to book accommodation early then we would always recommend this. You can find a list of Student Accommodation providers on the ATU website. Just go to the CAO Hub.

If you are coming to Sligo not knowing anyone, student villages will place you in your accommodation, taking into account your preferences – if you want to share with a boy or a girl or a mixture. Usually, all first-year students stay together. There is a friendly community feel in our student villages, so rest assure you will meet lots of people very quickly.

A number of student villages offer semester leases. This is where you sign a contract for the duration of the semester. There are a limited number of rooms available for these short-term leases, so we advise students to made contact with the accommodation provider as soon as you can. You can find a list of Student Accommodation providers on the ATU website. Just go to the CAO Hub.

All student villages come with high speed internet. If you are renting a house from a private landlord, you would have to organise this directly yourself. You can find a list of Student Accommodation providers on the ATU website. Just go to the CAO Hub. There are also direct links here to each providers website allowing you to find out more information and view the modern accommodation on offer.

Accommodation providers will allocate you to a house / apartment. They tend to keep first years together and group, where possible, students studying similar courses. If you wish to share with a friend, enclose this in your booking application form and they will do their best to put you together.

If your accommodation provider has availability, they will certainly try to accommodate your wishes and move you. However this all depends on their availability so please discuss this with your accommodation provider before signing a contract. The Student Union’s Welfare Officer can also assist you with any housing issues you may have.

We have 7 student villages surrounding the campus. All are within easy walking distance. The closest is Gateway Apartments which is just a 1 minute walk away. Other Student Villages range from 2 minutes to 12 minutes walking distance so are all very accessible and safe.

Campus

Sligo is a student focused, vibrant town. There is always something going on – Festivals, Nightlife, Shopping, Restaurants, Outdoor Activities and so much more. It is also a very safe town to live in. Accommodation is both clean and modern. Students will have the option to live On Campus or live in Sligo Town itself. The ATU Campus is located just 1.5km from Sligo Town centre. It is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus or car journey. The Sligo Town bus services stops On Campus over 30 times a day. This service can take Students to a variety of places. They also have Student Rates.

The ATU Campus is located just 1.5km from Sligo Town centre. It is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus or car journey. The Sligo Town bus services stops on campus over 30 times a day. This service can take Students to a variety of places. They also have Student Rates.

The ATU Campus is just 2km from both the Bus and Train Station. It is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute journey by bus or car. The Town Bus Service stops outside the Bus and Train station and drops off on the ATU Campus. Several bus companies from all over Ireland also operate special services on Fridays and Sundays which drop off and pick up near the ATU Campus.

There are several bus companies that pick up/drop off near ATU Sligo campus. They serve a wide area within Ireland and Northern Ireland. To request a full list of services please click here.

An ATU Sligo Campus Map can be found here. You can also take a virtual tour of the campus here

The area around the college is very safe at night. Surrounding the college are our Student Villages, all of which have Security. The Campus itself is also very safe – once again with Security on hand 24/7.

Yes, the campus is wheelchair friendly and we have had a number of students with mobility issues who have graduated from ATU down through the years. We have a Disability Support Team based in the Access Office to provide tailored support to students with Disabilities. There is also the ATU Sligo Disability Inclusion and Sports Club.

There are four car parks on campus providing spaces for 950 vehicles, with visitor, pay parking, pay and display and free parking. Free parking is available in the main car park in front of reception Block A, and the carpark between the Apprentice Building Block F and Knocknarea Arena Block P. There are a very limited number of free spaces adjacent to Building L at the Yeats Academy of Art, Design and Architecture.

Tariffs apply in the following car parks;

CLARION ROAD PAY AND DISPLAY CAR PARK
€1.00 for 1st hour (or part thereof), €2.00 for 2 hours or €2.50 for full day. Pay machines are located throughout the car park. Open time is 07:00 and tariff applies 09:00 – 17:00 and machines close at 17:00. Tickets cannot carry over to the following day. Coins Accepted: 10C, 20C, 50C, €1 and €2.

VISITORS CARPARK / PAY ON EXIT ADJACENT TOSTUDENT CENTRE BLOCK H
50c per hour (or part thereof) or €3.50 for full day.
The Pay machine is located in the Student Centre Block H. Tariff applies Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 16.00. Ticket will not permit multiple entries/exits. Coins Accepted: 10C, 20C, 50C, €1 and €2. Notes Accepted: €5, €10, €15, €20 and €50. Credit / Debit Cards Accepted.

Ticket must be inserted at the exit barrier within fifteen minutes of payment or it will time-out and the barrier will not lift.

Designated parking is provided throughout all carparks for people with limited mobility.

Please be aware that clamping is in operation. The Clamping Policy applies during all opening hours of the Institute and during academic holidays whilst staff, students or others are using the buildings. A fee of €50 is charged to release the clamp and a €200 charge is applied if the clamp is tampered with. You should contact Security to get the clamp released.

A comprehensive catering service is offered across the campus serving breakfast, lunches and beverages throughout the day and it is the policy of the University to focus on increasing the healthy offerings at each location.

Opening hours vary for each location, please refer to signage at each location. Generally services are available during term time from:
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4.30pm

ATU Sligo has numerous options when it comes to food. There is a Food Court and several other cafes and restaurants on Campus. These cater for all dietary requirements across a wide range of cuisines. Food is also subsidised meaning Students can get home cooked, healthy dinners for just €5.

The Students Union run various events for students from freshers weeks, end of year balls, ATU Day at the races and they’ve also ran an on campus Bingo Loco. The also run various events on campus such as the petting farm etc. They also work closely with the clubs and societies that hold a lot of events such as fashion shows and culture evenings. The Students Union is also open to listen to the students on campus and find out from students what events they would like to see on and off campus.

We have over 70 Clubs and Societies to choose from. We have a variety of Societies that range from Art to Environmental, Biomedical to a Tea Society. Our Sports Clubs range from GAA to Soccer, Rugby to Badminton. We have something for everyone! We encourage all first years to join at least one Club or Society. They are a fantastic way to get to know new people and make new friends. Our Clubs and Societies Day is held early in the College year giving students the opportunity to sign up for a range of social and sporting activities. The Main Concourse is a hive of activity on this day as the different Clubs and Societies display what their club is all about. To view our Clubs and Societies click here.

We have over 70 Clubs and Societies to choose from. They are a great way to try out something new and make new friends. We have a variety of Clubs that range from Art to Environmental, Biomedical to a Tea Society! To view a full list of Clubs and Societies click here. If you are not into Sport but still want to exercise we have a number of options too. The Knocknarea Arena is home to our Fitness Suite and Exercise Classes. We also have a Campus Walking Trail. We believe Sport and Exercise is for everyone so have a broad range of options to suit every ability and interest.

Sligo has a vibrant Nightlife. The options are endless. Bars and Clubs are home to world class bands and DJ’s. Trad sessions can be found in traditional bars or students can try out one of many cocktail bars. If you are looking for something a bit quiter, Sligo is home to a 10 screen cinema. For those interested in Arts and Culture, The Model and The Hawkswell Theatre have weekly programmes of events. Sligo is also home to numerous trendy Restaurants catering for all types of cuisine.

Sligo is a very student focused town. Therefore, almost all Sligo Town shops offer student discounts. Hairdressers, Barbers, Cinema, Coffee Shops, Restaurants and Nightlife also offer Student Discounts or Student Offers and Promotions. All you need is a valid Student ID card.

Sligo is home to many businesses who are always on the lookout for part time staff – Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Gyms, Retail Shops and many more. Our Careers Team will be happy to offer advice on your CV and Interview Skills.

Fees & Grants

The Student Contribution Fee is €3000 per year for all courses. The Tuition Fee is then €250 per year for a Level 6 and Level 7 course or €819 for a Level 8 course (Engineering Level 8 -€1450). The Free Fees Initiative pays the tuition fee on behalf of eligible students. The majority of first time third level students qualify for free tuition fees. If you qualify for this initiative The Department of Education will pay this fee. Regarding the €3000 Student Contribution you can apply through SUSI for a grant. If you are eligible you could qualify to have the Student Contribution paid. You may also qualify for a Maintenance Grant. The Maintenance Grant is grant funding, paid in 9 monthly instalments, towards a student’s living costs. Applications can be made at www.susi.ie. You will also find the eligibility reckoner, income thresholds and grant levels at www.susi.ie. Click here for more information.

Fees vary between courses, some are even free. All programme fees are quoted on the individual programme pages. More details about Online Learning at ATU Sligo can be found on here

For up-to-date information on fees for international (non-EU) students please click here.

Undergraduate students from Northern Ireland or Great Britain do not have to pay tuition fees to study in the Republic of Ireland, they pay the student contribution fee. For up-to-date information please click here.

Payment of fees is due on registration. If this is not possible you can speak to our Grants and Fees Officer to arrange a payment plan which normally consists of two instalments. First instalment is due on the 30th September and the second before Semester 2 commences.

You can pay your fees by two methods:
1. Online – this is the easiest method and it ensures your payment goes directly onto your student account
2. Bank Giro.

If you are liable to pay fee’s details of how and when this can be done will be issued by registrar’s department.

Yes, fees can be paid on a Semester basis. Once the initial deposit has been paid – an Instalment Plan Form must be completed, please request the Instalment Plan Form by email from admissions@nullitsligo.ie.

Yes, students have the option to pay in two instalments; the first instalment is due by the end of October (Semester 1) and the second is due by the end of January. For up-to-date information regarding fee payments please click here. To discuss more flexible payment options please contact the Fees and Grants Office directly.

Students can make payment in full, pay per semester or pay by instalment. Further information and an instalment request form can be requested from the admissions office (admissions@nullitsligo.ie).

A receipt can be requested by emailing admissions@nullitsligo.ie, Please include your student number in your request.

An invoice can be requested by emailing admissions@nullitsligo.ie, Please include your student number in your request.

Yes, ATU is listed by the Irish revenue as an ‘APPROVED INSTITUTION’ students are able to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees. Click here for more details. International students will have to check with their own Taxation Authorities.

Full-time On Campus Students, if eligible, can apply for the State grant – SUSI. All details can be found here.

There are also a number of funding initiatives available through the HEA. Details can be found here.

Springboard+ offers free or significantly discounted courses paid by the government. For more information see the Springboard webpage

ATU Sligo also offer sports scholarships, details of which can be found here.

Unfortunately there is no financial assistance for students on part time courses. However Springboard+ offers free or significantly discounted courses paid by the government. For more information see the Springboard webpage

To date, full-time online programmes are not eligible for SUSI funding; we are lobbying to get this new delivery format (i.e. full-time online) recognised.
Students in full-time higher education may be entitled to apply for tax relief if they are working (managed by the revenue); there is also a Student Assistance Fund that students may qualify for (managed by ATU Sligo, Access Office). Some students may qualify for Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) (managed by the Department of Social Protection). In addition, the Fees & Grants Office offers students the opportunity to pay in instalments. Springboard+ offers free or significantly discounted courses paid by the government. For more information see the Springboard webpage

In terms of funding options, there is the Springboard programme. All part-time online approved Springboard courses, can be viewed here. Courses are fully funded or 90% funded, depending on eligibility criteria. In addition, ATU Sligo is listed by the Irish Revenue as an ‘APPROVED INSTITUTION’ students are able to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

Mature Students can apply to SUSI to see if they are eligible for a grant.  If you are on a Social Welfare payment this transfers over to Back to Education Allowance. First-Time Mature Students may also be eligible for the 1916 Bursary.

The level of your grant will depend on your income. Some students get fees only and some students get both fees and maintenance. To give an indication of your eligibility you can check the eligibility reckoner and income tables at www.susi.ie.

Please see the SUSI website for application deadlines and further information.

The Fee Grant is made up of three elements:
a) Tuition fee element – grant which covers the tuition fees applicable to applicant’s course when fees are not met under the Free Fees Initiative (FFU)
b) Student Contribution element – grant which covers the student contribution charge payable when a student qualifies for free tuition fees under the Free Fees Initiative.
c) Field Trip element – grant which covers specific costs incurred on a compulsory field trip which forms part of an applicant’s course.

The Maintenance Grant is grant funding, paid in 9 monthly instalments, towards a student’s living costs which is awarded at standard rate (100%, 75%, 50% or 25%) or Special Rate, depending on the level of reckonable income. You can view Grant Levels at www.susi.ie.

SUSI will inform both the Applicant and ATU once a decision is made. Maintenance grants are paid in 9 monthly instalments directly into your bank account. The Fee grant is paid directly to the college you will attend, on your behalf.

An initial deposit must be paid. After this Students can make payment in full, pay per semester or pay be instalment. Further information and an instalment request form can be requested from the Admissions Office.

Depending on your Employer’s internal policies and business needs they may fund or part fund your chosen course. This would be a conversation worth having with them.

The Access Office can assist you with funding options and financial supports available. These are also dependent on certain criteria. To discuss this further please contact our Access Office at access@nullitsligo.ie

Response times will vary due to the time of the year.  The start of an academic year and and exam time are particularly busy.  We will respond to your emails as soon as possible.

Exams

No, applicants must meet the academic and English language requirements of the course they have applied to. Further information is available on the International Admissions Requirements webpage.

This varies by course and module, please consult with your lecturer and also the academic calendar.

While continuous assessment occurs throughout modules, many modules also have scheduled exams at the end of each semester. The methods of assessment can be found on the module links on the course web pages.

Students undertaking full-time online programmes do not need to attend physical exams. All exams are facilitated using online methods.

Please contact the course coordinator for more info.

This will depend on how your exams are scheduled. Please see the Academic Calendar on the ATU Sligo website and consult with your Lecturer or your Online Student Advisor.

International

ATU Sligo offers a variety of courses including undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degrees. Some of our courses are delivered in a full time, on-campus format and other courses are delivered in an online format. To meet student visa and immigration requirements applicants from outside of the EU/EEA must study on a full-time, on-campus course that is approved by the Irish Immigration Services. The Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP) contains the current list of approved programmes. You use our Courses Search to find the perfect course for you.

No. We do not currently offer an international foundation programme.

No. We do not currently offer English Language preparatory or pre-sessional courses. All our courses are delivered in English and applicants must provide evidence of their language competency through an accepted English Language Qualification. For further information please see our English Language Requirements webpage.

Tuition fees will vary depending on your course of study and your fee assessment category. Further information is available on the International Tuition Fees webpage.

ATU Sligo offers tuition fee scholarships to eligible international students. Please see our International Scholarship webpage for further details about scholarships, entry criteria and the application process.

International applicants can pay their tuition fees via 1) Flywire 2) Transfermate or 3) via International Bank Transfer. Please see the International Tuition Fees webpage for further information. If you are a current ATU Sligo student, you can also make a payment via your student account (Self Service Banner)

Non-EU Tuition fees can be paid in 2 instalments. Please see our International Tuition Fees webpage for further information about instalment options, deadlines and payment methods.

Please see the International Tuition Fees webpage for further information about payment deadlines, instalment options and payment methods.

If your government or another external organisation is paying for your tuition fees you will need to provide ATU Sligo with your official sponsorship letter. Please see the International Tuition Fees webpage for further information.

This will depend on the method you have used to make a payment. Please see the International Tuition Fees webpage for further information.

The refund policy is available on the International Tuition Fees webpage.

How you should apply will depend on your course and your applicant category. Further information is available on the International How to Apply webpage.

The opening and closing dates for applications will depend on your chosen course and your application route. Further information is available on the International How to Apply webpage.

This will depend on your application route. How you should apply will depend on your chosen course and applicant category. Further information is available on the International How to Apply webpage.

Guidance and information about admissions requirements for international applicants, and accepted qualifications, is available on International Admissions Requirements webpage.

Guidance and information about English language requirements and accepted qualification is available on the English Language Requirements webpage.

This will depend on the course you have applied to but as a minimum all international applicants will need to provide evidence of their 1) Identify 2) Educational Qualifications and 3) English Language Proficiency. Some courses will have additional requirements including portfolios, references, and interviews. All documentation must be official. If your official documents are not in English, you will need to provide the original documents and a certified translation. Please see the International How to Apply webpage for further information about the admission process.

You can make an application before you have completed your final exams or English Language qualification. However, you will need to provide your results before you can receive a full unconditional offer. Please see the International How to Apply webpage for further information about the admission process.

Yes, but you will need to provide evidence of your English Language competency through an approved qualification. Further information about accepted qualifications and grade requirements is available on the English Language Requirements webpage.

No but applicants must meet the academic and English language requirements of the course they have applied to. Further information is available on the International Admissions Requirements webpage.

If you have applied directly to ATU Sligo via the International Application Portal, you can upload additional documentation to your application online here.

Transfer applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Further information is available on the International How to Apply webpage.

This will depend on your application route. How you should apply will depend on your course and applicant category. Further information is available on the International How to Apply webpage.

Full time, on-campus courses have 1 intake per year in September. Academic Calendars provide the important dates during the academic year including term dates, examination periods and holidays. Academic Calendar are available online.

You need to accept your offer before your acceptance deadline. Your offer letter or offer pack will have instructions on how to accept your offer and any important deadlines. For international applicants who have an offer for a full time, on-campus course, the International Offer Holder Portal will provide you with important information about accepting offers and preparing for arrival to Sligo. This includes information about immigration, medical insurance, accommodation and travelling to Ireland.

Applicants from many Non-EU countries will need to apply for a study visa before travelling to Ireland. You can normally apply for a visa up to 3 months before your course start date. Visa applications can take up to 8 weeks to be processed so we recommend applying early. All Non-EU students will also need to register with immigration once they arrive in Ireland. Further information about visa applications and immigration requirements is available on our Visa and Immigration webpage.

Students from outside of the EU/EEA will need to register with immigration within 90 days of arriving in Ireland. Your registration certificate is known as an Irish Residence Permit (IRP). You will need to renew your registration for each year of your course. Guidance on how to register with immigration, or renew your permission is available on our Current International Student webpage.

Students from outside the EU/EEA are required to have private medical insurance during their time in Ireland. Students are responsible for purchasing and renewing their own health insurance. Further information about medical insurance requirements is available in our Visa and Immigration page.

The Third Level Graduate Scheme (Stamp 1G) provides non-EEA students with an opportunity to remain in Ireland for 12 months after completing their studies for the purpose of seeking graduate level employment. The scheme is open to students who have studied in Ireland and completed a degree at NQF Level 8, 9 or above. This includes Bachelor (Honours) degrees and postgraduates degrees. Please see our Visa and Immigration webpage for further information

Students from outside the EU/EEA with valid immigration permission may work in casual employment for up to 20 hours per week during term time, and up to 40 hours per week during holidays. Please see our Visa and Immigration webpage for further information.

If you need a PPSN you will need to make an online application to the Department of Social Protection. You will need to provide evidence of your identify, your address in Ireland and the reason that you require a PPSN. Please see our Visa and Immigration webpage for further information

Guidance on setting up a bank account is available on our Current International Students webpage.

Living costs will vary depending on a student’s choice of accommodation and lifestyle. The approximate living costs (excluding tuition fees) for international students in Ireland is estimated at €10,000-€15,000 per academic year Please see our International Tuition Fees webpage for further information about living costs.

Sligo is a great place to live and study as an international student. You can learn more about student life in Sligo on the International webpages. This includes information about Sligo town, campus facilities, sport and leisure and student societies

ATU Sligo does not have its own accommodation but there are many private accommodation providers located close to campus. This includes ‘Student Villages’ that offer student specific accommodation and private landlords. Students will need to book directly with their chosen accommodation provider. Please see our Accommodation webpage for further information

ATU Sligo offers a wide range of Student Support Services and Academic Support Services to students. Student Support Services includes Health Service, Counselling, Access Office, Wellbeing, Careers Office, Pastoral Care and Healthy Campus. You can learn more about these services on the Student Support Services webpage. Academic Supports include the Academic Writing Centre, the Maths Support Centre, Technology Support, English Language Support, Academic Success and Academic Integrity. You can learn more about these services on the Academic Supports Webpage.

You can contact the International Office by email: internationaloffice@nullitsligo.ie, virtual appointment, or by visiting the office in person. Please see our Contact Us page for further details.

IT Services

This depends on how you plan to study with us: On campus student – you will have access to all you need via the onsite computers most students prefer the convenience of having their own laptop. Online/Off campus student – having a laptop/computer and a stong internet connection will be essential to completeing your studies/research with ATU.

Yes, Eduroam is the free WIFI on campus. You will need to source your own connection when outside of campus buildings.

Student Services

As a registered student, you will have access to the full suite of Support Services, from physical and mental health, learning and additional assistance. The aim of Student Support Services at ATU Sligo is to provide a comprehensive and caring service, to help our students to achieve their full academic and personal potential.

Online Students will also have an Online Student Advisor*. They will be your first point of contact for any non-academic queries or questions you may have and can provide you with any further information, support or guidance you might require throughout your application process and studies at ATU Sligo. Each Online Student Advisor is dedicated to a different subject area to ensure they have the expertise required when answering your queries. (*Please note that not all programmes have an Online Student Advisor at present. If you do not have an Online Student Advisor assigned to your area of study, please contact your Course Coordinator for any course specific issue or the Admissions team for any other issues you might have.)

Currently, there is no peer mentor supports available to full-time online students.

Once you register as a student here in ATU, you can email learningsupport@nullitsligo.ie to send you the registration link to the service. The learning support tutors will then contact you to complete a full needs assessments and look at what accommodations you require – assistive technology, one – to -one support, exam supports etc.

As Maths is something that a lot of people can struggle with, we have a Maths Support Centre. Services include consultations, tutorials, computer based tutorials and access to relevant text materials. You can even submit maths problems for correction. You can access this on a one to one basis or as a small group.

There is huge support available for students with learning disabilities. Your first point of contact will be our Access office who are on-hand to help you. ATU Assistive Technology Room offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment available to support students with a disability in their studies. We also have supports available in our Academic Writing Centre, which offers advice and support on all aspects of academic writing. This is dedicated space that students can avail of 1:1 appointments with experienced writing tutors in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Please do get in touch with the Access office as they are there to help you and make sure you get all the support you need throughout your time at ATU.

We have full time nursing and counselling supports available as part of our Student Health Services Team. In addition we have a doctor on campus for four hours each day. We have a focus on health promotion and positive mental health and offer a variety of additional health services also on campus. All these are Free of Charge as a student of ATU.

Our Student Health Services are free to students.

Counselling is free for all registered students each year you are a registered student.

No, you do not need a referral from a doctor or anyone else to access counselling in ATU. If you are feeling sad, anxious or finding it difficult to settle into college life, study or any issue that is holding you back then you can phone the service at 071-9305463 or email studentcounsellor@nullitsligo.ie and we will be delighted to arrange an appointment.

Yes, students can attend counselling every year you are enrolled. The earlier you attend the better.

No, your lecturers are not informed that you are attending counselling. The service is confidential.

We run a Pre-Induction Day prior to starting the academic year for mature students only. This is a great way to meet fellow Mature Students and form new friendships.  Mature Students can also avail of all ATU Sligo supports such as Academic Writing Centre, Maths Support Centre, disability & learning support, Medical and counselling support and the Student Assistance fund

Online students, including mature students, can avail of a range of supports, including learning, disability, technology, academic and wellbeing supports. Please see the range of supports available to online students, including mature students, on the My Learning Journey support page.

Postgrad/Research

There are numerous things you will need to consider if you are moving to be on campus as an ATU Sligo Student. Please click here for a non-exhaustive list of considerations.

As a registered student, you will have access to the full suite of Support Services, from physical and mental health, learning and additional assistance. The aim of Student Support Services at ATU Sligo is to provide a comprehensive and caring service, to help our students to achieve their full academic and personal potential.

Your Postgrad/Research Supervisor will be able to assist you with any basic queries, for anything outside of that they will be able to refer you to the relevant Student or External Service. You can also contact the Research Office here.

There are many options available please see the Accommodations page of our website for a comprehensive guide.

Understanding the cost of living is a really important aspect of choosing where to study. ATU Sligo students not only get a world-class education and lifestyle to match, they do so in one of Irelands cheapest third level destinations. Click here to read more.

  • Please also see our International FAQ’s above if you are Postgrad or Research student coming from outside Ireland.

While You Study...

Admissions

As there are a few steps involved, please go to the library website. Click on the Libguide link and search “Student ID”. Follow the guide and your ID card will be posted out to you.

Email your student number, date of birth, and the details of what changes you wish to make to Admissions. Your request will be sent to the Admissions Office, who will confirm when your details are updated.

You can request a letter using the request box here. Current International Students can contact the International Office.

You can submit a form online for stamping here. Alternatively, you can come to the Admissions Office Reception where we can stamp the form where appropriate. International students please send forms to the International Office.

Details of elective subjects will be given at the outset. You’ll also be given the details of how you can register. If in doubt please contact your OSA/Programme Co-Ordinator. (Applies to Online Students Only)

Firstly, you should contact your lecturer(s) for support and to discuss your personal circumstance and to see if there is anything the college can do to help. After speaking with academic staff, if you need to defer or withdraw you should contact admissions@nullitsligo.ie for assistance.

Your lecturers will introduce themselves to you at the start of your course and will usually give you their contact details. They will also list these on their subject Moodle pages.

Steps to follow for requesting a transfer within ATU Sligo:


1. You must contact your Head of Department requesting permission to transfer from your current course into another course. 


2. Once permission is granted, your Head of Department must then email admissions confirming their permission for the transfer.


3. We will then register you on your requested course choice.

You should contact admissions@nullitsligo.ie for assistance.

If you have passed all exams in the level 7, you will then get an offer in mid-August to progress to the level 8.

Yes, there are different procedures depending on how you are studying. For deferral before starting your course, please contact admissions. Deferring after you’ve started? Full-time on campus students – please see the admissions section of the website. 

Level 6 Students – Students completing Level 6 (Higher Certificate) programmes can contact their designated Online Student Advisor (OSA) directly for support in relation to deferring their programme. Level 7 and Level 8 Students – Please refer to this document which outlines the student deferral procedure. After reading this document, to defer your full-time online programme, you should contact admissions@nullitsligo.ie. If you require assistance to complete the Online Deferral Request form please contact you OSA or admissions. Please ensure that you are aware of the important dates when deferring your programme as these can impact programme fee refunds.

You will be deemed to be continuing your course or examination. This can have a significant impact on your academic record and funding available e.g. Grants. We urge you to contact Admissions/Examinations Offices as soon as possible to resolve your deferral.

“Payment can be made online with a debit/credit card.

Access the Online Payment System. (https://ssb.ancheim.ie/its/app/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin)

Enter Student ID and PIN
Select Student Services & Financial Aid
Select Pay outstanding Fees
Select academic year and Click on Submit
Select the Pay Now button and input the amount you need to pay
Press Submit
Ensure to enter the cardholder’s name, phone number and email address which is linked to the bank card for authentication purposes.

Depending on your method of study there are forms which need to be submitted to the admissions office. Should you need assistance, please email.

Level 6 Students – Students completing Level 6 (Higher Certificate) programmes can contact their designated Online Student Advisor (OSA) directly for support in relation to deferring their programme. Level 7 and Level 8 Students – Please refer to this document which outlines the student withdrawal procedure. After reading this document, you should contact admissions@nullitsligo.ie if you require assistance to complete the Online Withdrawal Form. Please ensure that you are aware of the important dates when withdrawing from study as these can impact programme fee refunds.

Timetables

All full-time undergraduate teaching and learning activities take place during the designated teaching weeks which are identified in the Academic Calendar and take place on weekdays (Monday to Friday) between 09.00 and 18.00. Online, Part-time and Blended students will have schedules specific to their chosen course. They will be given this at the outset of their studies.

Full-time students can find their timetables by clicking on the “My Timetable” link in the student portal. You can filter by the department you are in and then select your programme from the list. Most Online/Part-time/ Blended timetables can also be found there. All others will receive details on their timetables at the outset of their courses.

If you cannot find your course on the list, first check that you have selected the correct department for your programme. If you are unsure of the department it is best to leave off this filter and search through the list in full. If your course is still not appearing, please contact the Timetabling Office at timetables@nullitsligo.ie

Some classes that may appear as a clash are intentional e.g. most electives are purposely timetabled at the same time. In other instances, there may be more than one tutorial appearing on your timetable but you may only be required to attend one. However, if this is not the case and you have a timetable clash between two subjects you are taking, please flag this to your lecture.

If you are missing a module from your timetable please contact the Timetabling Office.

For the first couple of weeks of each term there may be changes to your timetables as things settle. It is recommended that you check your timetable regularly to avoid missing any updates. It is not recommended to screenshot your timetable as you will miss changes made if working off a screenshot. Instead, save the link to your programme timetable and view the live web version.

You will be assigned to your tutorial group by your Faculty or Programme Coordinator.

To book a room please email roombookings@nullitsligo.ie. Please note that if you are booking for a Club or Society you will be asked to complete a Booking and Event Safety form, room bookings cannot be confirmed until the signed form is returned. Please note that Timetabling do not take bookings on Meeting Rooms. This can be requested via the Faculty Admin.

Room timetables can be viewed at http://timetables.itsligo.ie:81/room.htm. Please ensure that you select the correct week for the date you are looking for.

Exams

This varies by course and module, please consult with your lecturer and also the Academic Calendar.

This varies year on year, due to the pandemic exams have been assessed online. Information on how you will sit your exams will be made available to you at the appropriate time.

Please contact the course coordinator for more info.

This varies year on year, due to the pandemic exams have been assessed online. Information on how you will sit your exams will be made available to you at the appropriate time.

If relevant, students will be contacted prior to exams and requested to select their exam centre.

Yes, there are different procedures and fees depending on how you are studying. Please see the Examinations page for more.

If you believe that your examination performance was adversely affected by bereavement, accident, illness or other serious personal disruption, you may request consideration by the Examination Board(s). You must submit your application to the Examinations Office, using the appropriate form (here) and within the timescale specified i.e. the deadline of 4 days after the last timetabled exam. Consideration will not be given to late requests or those that are incomplete. The procedure and form is available on the Examinations webpage. The fee for this application is €30 and must be paid by the student via their student account.

Once you have registered with the Access Office at the start of the year, they will arrange any accommodations you may need while sitting your exams.

If your prior learning can be formally verified then you may be able to gain credit or exemption from modules. For assistance please visit myexperience.ie.

This decision rests with your module lecturer and is dealt with on a case by case basis. Please speak to your lecturer.

Click on the Exam Results Help guide on the website or included in your results notification email. If you have any Examination or login queries, contact the Examinations Office at examinations@nullitsligo.ie

Click on the Exam Results Help guide on the website or included in your results notification email. If you have any Examination or login queries, contact the Examinations Office at examinations@nullitsligo.ie

There are two reasons you may not be able to access your exam results online:
1. You have not paid your fees for the academic year and examinations department has placed a ‘hold’ on your account and therefore you will not be able to access your results until fee payment has been made in full.
2. There may be an IT Services issue. Students are welcome to pop into IT Services helpdesk at any time located in room B1041.

Students may request a review of their examination results after the results have been released. You must use the results feedback days that are shown on the academic calendar to get feedback from your lecturer and to deal with any queries before you submit a request for review. The procedure and form for the request for review are available here.

There is a procedure available through the Examinations section of the student hub.

You register to repeat exams by two methods:
1. Online – here.
2. Email  examinations@nullitsligo.ie with details of the module you need to be registered to and your student ID.

The results of your exams for conferring(graduation) purposes are given a text description rather than listing the individual module percentages. Please see your student guidebook for a full listing of what these descriptions mean.

IT Services

This depends on how you plan to study with us: On campus student – you will have access to all you need via the onsite computers most students prefer the convenience of having their own laptop. Online/Off campus student – having a laptop/computer and a stong internet connection will be essential to completeing your studies/research with ATU.

When you become a fully registered student, a user account will automatically be set up for you.Your logon ID will be in the format Sxxxxxxxx. Your email and Moodle logon ID will be Sxxxxxxxx@nullatu.ie. Your default password is your date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY. (so if your DOB is 7th March 2005, then your password is 07032005

When you become a fully registered student, a user account will automatically be set up for you.Your logon ID will be in the format Sxxxxxxxx. Your email and Moodle logon ID will be Sxxxxxxxx@nullatu.ie. Your default password is your date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY. (so if your DOB is 7th March 2005, then your password is 07032005

Your default email address is S00xxxxxx@nullatu.ie.  Note that your computer login will be your student number, not S00xxxxxx@nullatu.ie.

For email go to https://outlook.com/mail.atu.ie and use S00xxxxxx@nullatu.ie as your username and the same password you set for the network.

Reset your password at https://password.atu.ie. Choose the first option and use S00xxxxxx@nullatu.ie as the UserID. Give the new password a moment to synchronize with Moodle.

You may not be fully registered, please check your status on the self service banner or contact Admissions.

While logged in to your email account, click on the settings icon (small gear – top right of screen), search the word “Forwarding”. Tick enable forwarding and enter the email address you wish your ATU emails to be sent to. Please also tick the keep a copy option to avoid lost emails.

Depending on your programme of study, links to online lectures may be provided in Moodle or by academic lecturers. If you are having problems accessing online lecture(s) you should contact your lecturer(s) for assistance.

If your lecture is recorded on Adobe Connect/Panopto you can access it via the app available in Apple and Android app stores.

If your lecture is recorded on Adobe Connect/Panopto you can access it via the app available in Apple and Android app stores.

As a new student, Moodle will be available 24 hours after you complete your registration. Moodle is the student learning platform used at ATU Sligo and can be accessed through your student portal. Within this platform you will find your academic calendar, student timetable and all the information students need to know to access the numerous supports’ online students have available to them.

For Moodle use S00xxxxxx@nullatu.ie as UserID and your email password.

For Moodle ensure you use S00xxxxxx@nullatu.ie as UserID and your reset email password. Also ensure that you have no outstanding fees due, if this issue persists.

Are you fully registered or do you have fees outstanding? Please check Self Service Banner or contact Admissions.

Yes, Eduroam is the free WIFI on campus. You will need to source your own connection when outside of campus buildings.

Eduroam is a service that allows roaming research and educational users to more easily obtain wireless network access at participating sites. See the Eduroam website for more details.

Click connect on your devices Network/Wifi screen. you will be prompted to provide your login details you use while on campus.

Check you settings against the set-up guide on the website. If this does not help, please reset-up the connection. If you still have an issue contact the Student Helpdesk

You can access software and computer labs remotely using ericom.  Instructions can be found on the website.

The Self Service Banner, Online Payments or Digitary need a PIN seperate to your normal login to gain access.

To retrieve your PIN, for use in Self Service Banner or Online Payments or Digitary, please enter your College ID at the following link: https://epayments.itsligo.ie/.getmypin/ and click on the SEND PIN button. We will then send your PIN to the preferred email address we have recorded for you.

Click on the Exam Results Help guide on the website or inculeded in your results notification email. If you have any further Examination or login queries, contact the Examinations Office at examinations@nullitsligo.ie

Click on the Exam Results Help guide on the website or included in your results notification email. If you have any Examination or login queries, contact the Examinations Office at examinations@nullatu.ie.

OneDrive for ATU users can also be accessed via: http://office365.itsligo.ie. Login using your ATU email and password. The package icons you need are listed on the left of the screen.

OneDrive for ATU users can also be accessed via: http://office365.atu.ie. Login using your ATU email and password.

Use your ATU Email and password as your login details.

The Microsoft teams support page can be accessed here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/teams.  

If you need further assistance from an IT Services technician log a ticket at: https://www.atu.ie/itservices/report-a-technical-issue/.

The Microsoft teams support page can be accessed here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/teams.  

If you need further assistance from an IT Services technician log a ticket at: https://www.atu.ie/itservices/report-a-technical-issue/.

Microsoft Lens can be dowloaded for free from your app store and can be used to scan and save files in a PDF format.

All students have an allocation of 1TB storage with Microsoft OneDrive accessible via [office365.atu.ie ]. To Download OneDrive go to: http://www.onedrive.com/download for use on laptops and mobile devices.

PCounter is the campus wide pay for printing & photocopying system for students.

Read more in the printing section of the website.

Student email can be accessed via Student Portal

 You can also just go directly to: http://mail.office365.com/ – logging in with your email  logon ID (studentnumber@nullatu.ie) and your campus password.

Remote access is not available for the Mac Lab.

If your query is related you your studies at ATU Sligo, please contact IT Support.

Your required to set-up MultiFactor Authentication (MFA) on your student email login.

This extra layer of security will help protect your account from unauthorised access.

You can register your additional verification method at: https://support.microsoft.com/office/ace1d096-61e5-449b-a875-58eb3d74de14.

You can download the Authenticator app from your app store.

For other MFA issues- please fill out the form at the following link: https://www.atu.ie/itservices/report-a-technical-issue/.

Make sure your registration details are correct on the Self Service Banner.

Then let the Student Helpdesk know that you need your self service phone number/email updated.

If you are no longer a registered student you will be unable to access ATU software & IT services.  Accounts are normally closed after graduation. If your a current student, make sure you are correctly registered and that you have no fees due by contacting admissions@nullitsligo.ie.

You can use Office 365/other software while you are a registered student of ATU. Access to these services ceases once you leave.

If you are no longer registered your account may be deactivated.  Make sure you are correctly registered and that you have no fees due by contacting admissions@nullatu.ie

Students requiring support to navigate technology platforms can contact IT Services.

Log a ticket through the Student Helpdesk.

Alternatively, drop into our walk in helpdesks.

Student Services

Access Office

ATU Sligo offers various supports and reasonable accommodations to encourage sustainable growth and learning. For more information about the Disability Service and the type of supports available scan the QR codes:

Access Office infogram with QR codes

If you have evidence of a disability – physical, mental, neurological, or otherwise – you are very welcome to apply for supports with the Disability Service and access our various supports. If you are unsure of what qualifies as evidence, take a look at our Evidence of a Disability form by clicking on this link.

If you are having difficulties in college then accessing support is highly encouraged. You are not obliged to disclose your disability, but the option will always be available to you. 

There are many options available to you. For general information on disability in Ireland, visit the Disability Federation website. You can also visit the National Disability Authority website. Alternatively, you can visit the ATU Sligo Health Centre to discuss your concerns with a healthcare professional. You can also e-mail the Disability Service at disability@nullitsligo.ie with questions or concerns.

The Disability Service acts in accordance with the Data Protection Act and therefore all information is confidential and will not be shared without your consent. If you are about to graduate, or if you are transferring to another college and need to have a copy of information from your file, please try to request this before you leave ATU Sligo.

If you have applied for reasonable accommodations with the Disability Service, people may not necessarily know. Therefore, it is up to you to disclose with those people who you feel may benefit from the information. Alternatively, you can discuss disclosure in more detail with the Disability Officer. To make an appointment with your Disability Officer, e-mail them directly at disability@nullitsligo.ie

The Disability Service provides a safe, welcoming environment and a helping hand for those in need. If you have a disability, it is strongly recommended that you apply for supports with the Disability Service. The Disability Service can assist you throughout your ATU Sligo journey. Supports include learning supports, assistive technology, exam accommodations, academic supports, and individual support.

You can apply for supports with the Disability Service online. For more information on how to apply for supports with the Disability Service click on this link.

Once you have applied for reasonable accommodations with the Disability Service and supplied your evidence, the Disability Service will be in touch via e-mail to your student email to arrange a meeting. In this meeting you can discuss your individual needs and explore the various options available to you.

Yes, we have learning support tutors who can assist. Please see the learning support section of the ATU website.

The laptop lending scheme is available to disadvantaged students. Please contact the Access Office for more details.

The Student Assistance Fund is available to students please see the Student Assistance Fund section of the ATU Sligo website.

There is sensory friendly seating on the bottom floor of the A block. The Sanctuary in the Students Union building is also available.

Currently, there is no peer mentor supports available to full-time online students.

 

Library

The Library is located along the main concourse. Click here for a virtual tour to help you find us.

Please check the library website for up to date opening hours

As there are a few steps involved, please go to the library website. Click on the Libguide link and search “Student ID”. Follow the guide and your ID card will be posted out to you.

For on campus students your ID is mandatory when accessing all services. Online students will need their login details to access library services.

Go to the library website or using one of the Library search computers, scroll down the page and click on the “Catalogue” link. Type the keyword, author name or title that you are looking for into the search box and click on “Go”. If the book is available, you can use the call number to find it. The call number matches the shelf where it is stored. You can then use the Quick Check Self-Service Machine to borrow the book or have it checked out at the service desk.

Undergraduate Student – 4 books. Postgraduate Student – 10 books. Online Learners can contact the library to confirm number of books they can borrow.

The length of time that you can keep the books for depends on what you are borrowing. Most books are standard loan and can be borrowed for a two week period. Staff and students studying online may be able to borrow books for a longer period. Please contact us with specific queries.

To do this, log into your library account. You can also renew your books using the Quick Check Self-Service Machine.

You can renew your books 3 times as long as somebody else has not placed a reservation on them.

For every day your book is overdue you get suspended from borrowing for 1 day with a maximum suspension of 3 days per overdue item.

The Quick Check Self-Service Machine is located on the Info Zone (ground floor). To use the self-service machine, select the required option on the screen. Then place your student or staff card against the contactless symbol. Next place your books on the machine. Click on “Finish” and print a receipt if required. You can also ask staff at the Information Desk to check out your books for you. Please remember to have your student card with you.

You can place the books in the book bin which is located on the way into the library. Or you can use the Quick Check Self-Service Machine to check in your books. To do this, place your books on the self-service machine and click on the “Check In” button. Then place the books on the trolley next to the Quick Check Self-Service Machine. You can also return your books to staff at the Information Desk.

Online Learners can reserve books they require and have these posted out to them. This is known as a Postal Loan. Online Learners can reserve books both currently available in the library as well as books that are checked out by other students and staff. Once the books are available, they are sent with a postal return bag and a pre-paid postage label to the Online Learner. The postal return bag and label can be used by the Online Learner to return the books to the library. This service is reserved for online learners only.

Log into your library account using your college email address and your college password. Search for the book you want. Click place hold button. Click the confirm button. When the book is available for you to collect, an email will be sent to your college email address. Send an email to library@nullitsligo.ie to arrange for the books to be posted to you. Please note that the Postal Loan service is specifically for Online Learners.

eBooks are listed on the Library Catalogue. To access them, search by title, author or keyword and then refine your results to “eBooks” using the filter options on the left hand side of the screen. There are some licence restrictions in place – Please see the eBook section of the library website for full eBook information.

All registered ATU Sligo students and staff have access to the library’s databases. You may be asked to log in using your college username and password. To access a database, go to the library homepage and click on the “Databases A-Z” link. Each database is listed with a short summary of what it contains. Select the database that you require by clicking on its title. For a database user guide please click on the “Database A-Z” link on the library website.

Click on the services tab of the Library website and choose the Inter-Library Loans link. Follow the instructions to complete your request.

Quiet and Info Zones – PC spaces available no bookings required. Learning Zone – Pre-Booked PC spaces only for this zone – (lower floor).

Quiet and Info Zones – Silent Study spaces available no bookings required. Learning Zone (lower floor) – Pre-Booked Silent Study spaces. Booking required for Seminar Rooms in all zones.

Spaces in the Learning Zone(lower floor) and all Seminar Rooms need to be pre-booked.

All printing/photocopying works from the PCounter system. For detailed guides on how to print/photocopy please see the services tab of the library website.

Yes, photocopying is available at a charge via the PCounter system. Scanning is free of charge with the scans being sent to your student email.

You can use the “Ask A Librarian” chatbot that appears on the lefthand side of library webpages. Alternatively, you can contact us using the details found on the bottom left hand corner of the library website.

Healthcare

We are located on the ground floor of the Students Union building.

Monday – Thursday: 9am to 4pm Friday – 9am to 2pm (Closed daily for lunch 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

We operate on an appointment only basis, both in person and virtually. You can find our contact details on the health services section of the ATU website. You will also need to complete the registration form there prior to your first visit.

Please make yourself known to the Student Health Service as soon as possible after registration so that your needs can be assessed.

We have strict guidelines in place on issuing sick certs: Cert will only be issued if medically recommended. Backdated certs will not be issued. If you have been seen by your own GP/Hospital we will not issue a cert on their behalf.

This service is offered free to registered students. However, if you are late or do not attend without cancelling (2 hours’ notice) you will be fined €20.

Students requiring GP out of hours medical care can call CareDoc Sligo on 0818 365399 between 6pm and 9am. There is a fee for non-medical card holders. For medical care between 5-6pm please call Medicenter GP surgery on 071 9142550 for details of the doctor on call.

In all instances the National Emergency services can be reached on 999/112. During surgery hours you can reach the Nurse on 0879961873.

Counselling

You can find us in the Student Union building.

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm (Closed for lunch daily – 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

Please email studentcounsellor@nullitsligo.ie

Confidentially is key in this service. The only exceptions are where there is an immediate risk to you, a third party or any criminal activity.

National Emergency Service: 999/112, CareDoc: 0818 365399, Crisis Text line Ireland: text ITSligo to 50808, Samaritans: 116 123, Pieta House: 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444.

Presently, students can access Being Well, Living Well – an online toolkit developed in collaboration with Mental health experts and The Higher Education sector, taking a preventative approach to overall student wellbeing.

Academic Writing & Maths Support

Any registered student who feels they need assistance.

Both have dedicated Moodle pages to assist students. We advise booking a 1:1 appointment for Academic Writing support. Maths support can be given by appointment and also via our drop-in centre. drop in times can be found on the Math support Moodle page.

The Academic Writing Badge is a free, self-directed & interactive programme is designed to develop the academic writing skills of all students within ATU Sligo.

The Academic Writing Centre can offer advice and support on all aspects of academic writing. The Maths Centre can help you with lecture relevant maths problems, to supplement and reinforce learning from lectures and tutorials.

You can find more information on each of the centres webpages here & here.

Careers

Due to the blended work environment, we’re currently working online and onsite interchangeably, please book an appointment or email us for a 1 to 1 session.

We offer a full suite of careers services, from CV review to interview prep and can even give access to sample psychometric test environments.

atu.jobteaser.com is our one stop shop for all your careers office queries. You can also email us at careers@nullitsligo.ie

Yes, we can give you access to a sample test environment to help prepare you for this commonly used assessment method.

Yes, if you are working alongside your studies we can help you with any progression your planning in your current role.

Sports/Clubs & Societies/Knocknarea Arena

Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm, Friday: 8am-9pm, Saturday/Sunday: 9am-4pm.

3G Astro Pitch, Soccer Pitch, Athletics 8 Lane Running Track (400M), GAA Pitch, Training Pitch, Multi-Purpose Sports Hall, Multi-Purpose Studio, Gym.

Concerts, Sporting Events, Conferences/Conferring, Entertainment Events, Academic Classes.

September to May – Students and Staff of the ATU only (ID Essential), June to August – Anyone.

Call into reception and we’ll assist you.

A new state of the art gym awaits users, covering cardio to weights and everting you’ll need in between.

Anyone (Gym is only available to staff and students during term time).

To book any of our facilities (accept the gym), you will need to sign up to our new online booking system.
Student and staff discounts available – enquire with booking.

Please see below price listing for accessing the different areas: (Prices correct as at 04/05/2022)

A Matrix outlining gym pricingA Matrix outlining Knocknarea Arena pricing

Email: knocknareaarena@nullitsligo.ie, Telephone: 071 9155211.
Also check out our social media pages.

We have over 70 Clubs and Societies to choose from. We have a variety of Societies that range from Art to Environmental, Biomedical to a Tea Society. Our Sports Clubs range from GAA to Soccer, Rugby to Badminton. We have something for everyone! We encourage all first years to join at least one Club or Society. They are a fantastic way to get to know new people and make new friends. Our Clubs and Societies Day is held early in the College year giving students the opportunity to sign up for a range of social and sporting activities. The Main Concourse is a hive of activity on this day as the different Clubs and Societies display what their club is all about.

Yes, there are 3 levels of scholarship available. The ATU Sligo Sports Scholarship Programme is designed to nurture talented sports people who are prepared to make the commitment to the ATU Sligo sports clubs in their chosen discipline. If successful, you will also have to balance this with your studies. This means that you will be expected to represent ATU Sligo at third level competitions while satisfying academic requirements.

The ATU Sligo Online / Flexible Learners Sports Bursary is open for applications from ATU Sligo Students that are not attending full-time programmes on campus, such students include but are not limited to: Apprentices, Work Based Learners, Part-time Students, Online and Flexible Learners.

Please see the sports scholarship section of the ATU website for full details and eligibility criteria. Applications usually close very early in October.

Wellbeing

Throughout the year our Mental Health & Wellbeing and Health and Wellness officers along without Assistant Psychologist will organise events and initiatives aimed promoting all aspects of health and wellbeing. From sessions on Active Consent to promotion physical and mental wellbeing; be sure to keep an eye out for their events during the year.

Presently, students can access Being Well, Living Well – an online toolkit developed in collaboration with Mental health experts and The Higher Education sector, taking a preventative approach to overall student wellbeing.

Pastoral

Both the office and The Sanctuary (a multi-faith prayer room) are located upstairs in the Student Services Centre.

You can if you have a specific reason, however our doors are open during regular university hours to support students of all faiths and those who have none.

Postgrad/Research

As a registered student you will have access a range of services, from Career guidance to Student Health Services and more. We aim to provide a comprehensive and caring suite of services to help you achieve your academic and personal potential. The Postgraduate Society is also available to help you connect with your fellow Postgrads.

Key training in relevant topics will be provided, for specific training please speak to your Research Supervisor or contact the Research Office at the outset of your research/study.

Your stipend details will be outlined at commencement of your research/study. Usually, monthly EFT’s are made to your nominated bank account.

The Postgraduate Society is there to help you connect with your fellow Postgrads. We also have over 70 Clubs and Societies to choose from. We have a variety of Societies that range from Art to Environmental, Biomedical to a Tea Society. Our Sports Clubs range from GAA to Soccer, Rugby to Badminton. We have something for everyone! We encourage you to join at least one Club or Society. They are a fantastic way to get to know new people and make new friends. Our Clubs and Societies Day is held early in the College year giving students the opportunity to sign up for a range of social and sporting activities. The Main Concourse is a hive of activity on this day as the different Clubs and Societies display what their club is all about.

Moving On...

Postgrad & Research

At this stage you have many options, you can enter the working world. Our careers services can assist you. You can continue your studies by completing a Masters, Postgraduate or Doctorate Degree or take up a Research role. Depending on what you’ve studied to date, it may even be possible to work and study simultaneously. Alternatively, you may just want to take time out to consider your next move. Whatever your choice the ATU Sligo website has information on all these options.

The Careers Office at ATU Sligo provides information, advice and support to help you plan and achieve your next steps, to realise your career goals. Click here for more information or email careers@nullitsligo.ie. Additionally you can access one to one support on the ATU career platform.

IT Services

If you are no longer a registered student you will be unable to access ATU software & IT services.  Accounts are normally closed after graduation. If you’re a current student, make sure you are correctly registered and that you have no fees due by contacting admissions@nullitsligo.ie.

You can use Office 365/other software while you are a registered student of ATU. Access to these services ceases once you leave.

If you are no longer registered your account may be deactivated.  Make sure you are correctly registered and that you have no fees due by contacting Admissions.

Click on the Exam Results Help guide on the website or included in your results notification email. If you have any Examination or login queries, contact the Examinations Office at examinations@nullitsligo.ie

Student Services

Unfortunately, once you leave your access to Students Services ends. The exception to this is our Careers Office. If you’ve been an ATU student, You can contact the Careers Office at any stage in your career for assistance.

Alumni

Alumni can click here for ATU Sligo’s online Alumni platform and here for ATU’s general LinkedIn. You can also keep up to date with the happenings at ATU Sligo by following our social media channels.

Alumni can also offer to be a guest speaker at this link.

Presently, No Alumni specific LinkedIn page is available.  However, watch this space as we are planning to have something in place soon.

I haven't been able to find the answer to my question, who do I contact?

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