College Open Days 2022

21 September 2022

The St Mary’s campus was buzzing this week as we opened our doors wide to welcome prospective students from across Ireland to our annual College Open Days. Over 700 Year 14 students representing 70 different post-primary schools came to find out more about undergraduate courses and, indeed, all aspects of life at St Mary’s.

Open Days are a great opportunity for students to get clear information on the different undergraduate options and to have the chance to meet current staff and students. A PowerPoint Presentation, therefore, was offered on the BEd (Hons) degree for primary school teaching, the BEd (Hons) degree for post-primary school teaching and on the BA (Hons) Liberal Arts degree. After the main presentation, two student ambassadors shared their experience of life at St Mary’s, both academic and social.

"Talks were detailed and informative."

"Student ambassadors were excellent. They really sold the College."

Open Days also offer a chance to view the College Campus. There really is no substitute for visiting St Mary’s and getting a feel for the place. During the Campus Tours organised by the Students’ Union and led by student ambassadors, the visitors were also able to see, first-hand, the great facilities. This included a glimpse at our brand-new learning hub which is due to open at Christmas 2022. There was also lots of fun to be had including entering a competition to win one of our new College shirts.

“Great tour guides! Very informative and really helped answer questions.”

The Open Days can really help prospective students to get a genuine flavour of life at St Mary’s and allow them to visualise studying, living and socialising as a St Mary’s student. Hopefully, it also inspires and motivates students to reach higher and to strive to achieve entry into a Higher Education Institution (HEI).

"Excellent Open Day - the tour guides were outstanding."

"Excellent Open Day - very informative and impressive."

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