LYIT was buzzing with action and conversation today for its 2018 Open Day.
Over 1,500 post-primary pupils travelled to the Letterkenny campus on Thursday 22nd November to explore the many third level options open to them at the college.
The vibrant open day was packed with live subject demonstrations, guided tours and tech displays.
Pupils from 27 Donegal schools and 45 schools outside the county came to visit the campus on a sunny winter’s day. One student came over from London, with another travelling from as far as Massachusetts in the US.
An attractive study option is the Ireland Homecoming Study Programme at institutes of technology. This scholarship invites members of the Irish diaspora to study here at a reduced tuition fee of €7,500 per year. The programme is an popular option for international students with links to Ireland who want to enjoy a cultural education experience.
It wasn’t just inquisitive young teens that roamed the corridors of the LYIT today, but mature and second-chance learners were welcomed to learn more about the LYIT options and facilities too.
Current students and lecturers were on hand to talk about the many degree courses on offer at the LYIT, at schools including Science, Nursing, Childcare and Social Care, Computing, Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Humanities, Law, Languages and Sport, Engineering, Business and Design.
Siobhan Howe, Education and Communications Officer with the LYIT Students Union, welcomed students visiting from everywhere from Carlow to Cork, Dublin and Belfast on Thursday.
Siobhan said: “Today is about telling students basic information about accommodation, the services we provide and the clubs and societies here.
“There is over 40 clubs and societies, from GAA to Badminton, to International Society to the Wellbeing Society.”
Having come from Waterford herself, Siobhan explains that finding somewhere to live in Letterkenny is made easy thanks to the SU.
She said: “There is always a race to find accommodation, but the union publishes an accommodation at the start of the year, so students have it and know registered places and where to find good landlords.
“The Ballyraine campus is for first years, it’s great because there is security and a great way to meet new people if you don’t know anyone starting off.”
Two open day sessions saw students soaking up the friendly atmosphere and enjoying workshops, talks, tours and competitions to get a flavour of third level education in Donegal. Check out more photos in the Donegal Daily gallery below.
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