In the 1960s, Ireland was characterised by a small elite system of higher education, catering almost exclusively for professional and public sector employment. The Mulcahy Report recommended the establishment of a number of Regional Technical Colleges around the country, highlighting that Irish people generally did not have the opportunity to become technically skilled.
GMIT aims to create an environment where all students have a chance to flourish, by developing a student-centred learning experience.The Teaching and Learning Office in GMIT is responsible for developing and managing a number of activities that help us reach that goal.
GMIT’s integrated approach to Research, Development and Innovation is delivered through its Research Centres and Innovation Hubs.
GMIT Careers Service is available to all students and recent graduates of GMIT. We work with employers, academics, and professional organisations.
The Careers Service facilitates the transition from education to employment and engages in the recruitment process between students and potential employers.
The GMIT Students Union has a checklist of recommendations surrounding your accommodation choices in Galway and Mayo.
At the begining of each academic year an online accommodation listings service is provided by GMIT Students Union on their website.
It provides a list of the different types of accommodation (houses, flats, full and partial board) available near the Galway, Mayo, Letterfrack and Mountbellew campuses.
Our resources include:
There are 42 designated IT laboratories and approximately 1,100 PCs available for students across the Institute. GMIT uses Moodle as its learning management system which allows students and staff to view course information including lecture notes and assignments online.
The Student Health Unit provides an acute illness/emergency service - through a 'walk in' system where a Triage Nurse will provide an initial assessment and make a Doctor's appointment for you, if necessary.
The Mayo Campus is located next to Mayo General Hospital, less than ten minutes walk from Castlebar Town.
It opened its doors to students in 1994, in the west wing of the Hospital. The entire building has been sensitively restored to retain as much as possible of the original architecture, while providing the modern facilities and services required for students and staff.
The Mayo Campus specialises in nursing and outdoor education, as well as offering courses in business, technology, health sciences and more.
GMIT Sports Hall offer the following facilities to students:
Clubs and Societies
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