‘Student for a Day’ event at Sligo IT

‘Student for a Day’ event at Sligo IT


Are you thinking of starting college in September? Do you want to gain a Degree, Masters or even PhD? Or do you want to upskill for that promotion, or change careers completely?

On Saturday the 13th of April, IT Sligo is offering the public an opportunity to become a student for a day and experience academic life on campus.

The institute has seen an increase of students in the past year and now has over 7,000 studying there, making it one of the largest Institutes outside of Dublin and the largest online community in Ireland. Marketing and Student Recruitment Manager, Rosie Gilleece has said this is a great opportunity for anyone considering going to third level and especially useful for CAO applicants:

“This is a great opportunity for students to experience life on campus, to get a taste of lectures, libraries and student life.  We offer all levels of Degrees, Masters and PhD’s in almost any course you could think of.  From forensics to archaeological digs, accountancy, digital marketing, performing arts and autonomous vehicles, IT Sligo offers more than you ever imagined.  Wherever you are planning to go to college, this open day will give students an idea of college life and prepare them for the move to third-level.”

Faculty of Business and Social Sciences Students at a lecture in IT Sligo.

Visitors will experience courses, attend workshops, meet academic staff and ask current students what college life is really like. As well as this, Guidance Counsellors, students and lifelong learners can benefit from advice on grants & fees, sport scholarships, accommodation tours, access routes, support services and campus tours.

Get all the information you need before you go to college at the IT Sligo Open Day, Saturday 13th April, 11am -2pm.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.