A St. Clair College student's blog post about his first month at IT Sligo in Ireland. Also includes an interview video.


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Written by Colin Topliffe

I’ve been wanting to sit down and write about my experience so far studying in Ireland for a while. School has kept me doing research and writing papers and my passion for photography has been keeping me fairly busy running around trying to get the perfect shots.

I decided to write this blog for two main reasons, the first being to write down my thoughts and experiences so I can reflect on them later and second for others who want to study abroad but want to understand more what the experience is like. …

An IT Carlow student is celebrating after his documentary film won Best Short Film at the recent Wexford Documentary Film Festival.


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Shane Campbell, from Ballymurn in Wexford, who is a fourth year TV & Media Production student at Institute of Technology Carlow, is thrilled with the double honour his documentary film A Light in Darkness has received. The 18-minute film, which Shane produced for his 3rd Year project, tells the story of Wexford Marine Watch, the voluntary organisation which provides suicide prevention patrols along Wexford quays, estuary and harbour.

“I’m thrilled with the reaction to A Light in Darkness. …

The University of Limerick unveiled the new UL Glucksman Library, which has now doubled in size and capacity.


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University of Limerick unveiled the new UL Glucksman Library, which has now doubled in size and capacity having added an extra 7,600 sq. metres to the original library building.  The New Glucksman Library now includes a range of world class innovations in book storage and retrieval, digital research, accessibility and ‘inspirational learning spaces’.  One stand out feature is the ARC (Automated Reserve Collection) – a 10 meter high book vault and robotic crane, with the capacity to store 500,000 volumes in a space 1/9th of conventional shelving, …

Looking for some ideas to help you settle into your new life at WIT? Take a look at the advice offered to first year students following their big move.


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Looking for some ideas to help you settle into your new life? Take a look at the advice we’re offering to first year students following their big move

It has arrived. You’re finally a college student and you’ve survived your first week.  Before you know it, it will be Christmas and you’ll be facing into your first third level exams.

Getting used to a new city can be difficult, especially if it’s your first time away from home. …

Interested in choosing a smaller town in Ireland as your study abroad destination? Consider IT Carlow and don’t think for a second that it has less to offer


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Interested in choosing a smaller town in Ireland as your study abroad destination? Consider Carlow and don’t think for a second that it has less to offer… especially when it comes to food! Ryan, a Canadian and IT Carlow Ambassador shares his favourite spots around town…

Carlow, as a town, offers its residents a plethora of opportunities to see, explore, and learn about the history that lives and breathes life into the town on a daily basis. …

Thinking about studying in Ireland but have a million questions racing through your mind? Already applied, been accepted and now thinking “what next”?


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Thinking about studying abroad but have a million questions racing through your mind? Already applied, been accepted and now thinking “what next”? Kristen, an IT Sligo and Canadian Ambassador, can relate. Check our her never-ending list of things she has learned in during her study abroad experience… 

Flights

Travelling to Ireland from Ontario, Canada?

The best non-stop flight for me was Toronto to Dublin with Aer Lingus. Great prices, great flight times and slightly above average leg room! …

Alexis Kilroy, a Canadian IT Carlow Ambassador, gives us the lowdown on the best spots to get caffeinated in Carlow.


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Is there anything more important to a student than coffee? Alexis Kilroy, our Canadian and IT Carlow Ambassador gives us the lowdown on the best spots to get caffeinated in Carlow…

Coffee is a pivotal component in most students lives and is something that I have had in my morning routine for the past five years, so needless to say when traveling to Ireland I was overjoyed with the fact that there was amazing coffee being served right in my little town of Carlow! …

Interested in gaining a degree in Culinary Arts and having the chance to study abroad? Victoria Rinsma tells us why she left Canada for IT Tralee …


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Interested in gaining a degree in Culinary Arts and having the chance to study abroad? Victoria Rinsma tells us why she left Canada for IT Tralee …

Deciding to further your education is already a huge life decision on its own. Although add moving approximately 5023 km away (not like I checked!) from this life you have spent time building, making connections and networking, creating friendships and establishing yourself within your career and it turns into what could be one of the biggest life choices you’ve had to face yet. …

To reflect the growth of the Allied Health Professions at the University of Limerick, the School of Allied Health has been launched. The School of Allied Health comprises the disciplines of Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy.


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To reflect the growth of the Allied Health Professions at the University of Limerick, the School of Allied Health has been launched. Formerly known as the Department of Clinical Therapies, the School of Allied Health comprises the disciplines of Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. In launching the School of Allied Health, Dr Norelee Kennedy, Head of School described the new school as an exciting new chapter for health professions at UL. …

Feeling unsure about taking the leap to study abroad? Ryan Teeter, IT Carlow's Canadian Ambassador shares his story. Find out how he felt when he decided to undertake a BA Marketing at IT Carlow and and what he’s gained from the course and this life-changing decision.


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Feeling unsure about taking the leap to study abroad? Ryan Teeter, our Canadian Ambassador shares his story. Find out how he felt when he decided to undertake a BA Marketing at IT Carlow and and what he’s gained from the course and this life-changing decision…

“I can’t do this. I’m not ready. I’m not smart enough.” Sound familiar? For many of you, I’m sure it does. It certainly resonates with me, …