Students across Longford are invited to an open day taking place at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) this Saturday, March 29 from 10am to 1pm.
The event will particularly be of interest to those who have applied to the CAO in 2014, as well as those who will be making their college choices in the next year or two.
The spring open day will feature a number of talks about courses offered by AIT, with a particular focus on seven new degrees starting this September. The new programmes are in the areas of business psychology, early years care and education, graphic design, engineering informatics, software design, mechanical and polymer engineering, and bioveterinary science.
Representatives of SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) will also have an exhibition booth at the event and will deliver a talk on applying for grants and what’s involved in the process.
Visitors to the open day will also have an opportunity to tour AIT’s campus, including laboratories, lecture halls, sports facilities and the new AIT International Arena. Over €120 million has been invested in AIT’s campus since 2000, making it one of the most modern third level institutions in the country.
AIT’s communications and marketing manager, Brian Lynch, said that the event would be of direct benefit to CAO applicants. “This is an ideal opportunity to find out further information about the courses that you’ve applied for. Making your college choices is a really important decision and our aim is to help students make the right decision in every way that we can. Fifth years and TY students will also find open day of benefit, as they choose their subjects for the Leaving Cert and start thinking that little bit earlier about what they would like to do next.”
Adding to the atmosphere on Saturday will be some of AIT’s vast number of clubs and societies, who will showcase the social aspects of college life, as well as iRadio’s Michaela Hayes and the iRadio team.
To book a place at AIT’s open day or to discover further information about the event, visit www.ait.ie/openday.