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Course Interactive Open Day Athlone Institute of Technology 1

Saturday 21 April 2018, 10am – 1pm

Connect & Discover


Welcome to Athlone Institute of Technology “The staff really care about us as students. They are interested in our well-being, and are always approachable – inside and outside the lecture theatre.” Theo Watts, 4th Year ICT Engineering student. The friendly nature of our campus is one of the things that students like most about AIT. We want you to do well, and that comes across in everything we do. So, whether it’s in class or in the coffee dock, we’re there for you. Dive in to explore our world and discover yours. Our Interactive open day will consist of a range of course related lectures, live demonstrations as well as information stands on all courses, student supports, fees and grants, clubs and societies and lots more. Campus tours will run every 15 minutes from the main reception. The tours will showcase our state-of-the-art facilities along with the student services available on campus. We are delighted to welcome you on campus today for our Interactive Open Day. Remember to ask lots of questions and get involved in our interactive demonstrations. With the CAO Change of Mind window opening soon, we are here to assist you throughout your decision making process by hosting Snapchat Q&A’s, offering a CAO helpline and delivering campus tours to answer any questions you might have, just get in touch by emailing askus@ait.ie or phone 090 646 8136

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Step by Step Guide to your Interactive Open Day The event will begin at 10am sharp.

Parking is available on campus and is free.

Upon arrival all attendee’s will be welcomed and directed to the main campus for registration.

Each attendee will be given a sticker based on their faculty of interest. Yellow for Engineering & Informatics, Blue for Business & Hospitality or Pink for Science & Health. Attendees will then have an opportunity to visit stands in the main central zone including Students Supports, Fees & Grants, Admissions, SUSI, Sport, Clubs and Societies, Research etc.

The Interactive element of the Open Day begins at 10:45am. Attendees will be split into their courses of interest.

Interactive demos, talks, tours will last 30 minutes approx.

Attendees are not restricted to one course and will be able to mix between several courses if they wish.

Campus tours will run every 15 minutes.

The event will conclude at 1pm.

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Where do I go? Follow the numbers on your map to find your way around.

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IT Labs

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Engineering Building

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International Arena

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Science Labs

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Business School

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Hotel, Tourism & Leisure Building

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APT- Enterprise Ireland Gateway, Applied Polymer Technology

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Reception & meeting point for campus tours Open Access

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Nursing and Health building & Nursing Library

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Fountain / Meeting Point

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Entrance

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AIT Research Hub

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Parking

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MIRC - Midlands Innovation & Research Centre

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What do I do? 1.

Information Stands Information stands will be located in the main campus, this will give you the chance to meet our Open Day staff and chat to some of our student ambassadors on a one-to-one basis.

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Faculty stands For academic information on all AIT courses, you can meet staff from all our faculties and departments.

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Subject Talks Information on all CAO programmes will be covered in each of the relevant subject talks. There will also be general talks throughout the morning.

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Tours - The following tours are available at regular intervals throughout the morning; Campus - This is a guided tour which will show you the highlights of the AIT campus. - Tours will depart every 15 mins between 10.45am with the last tour taking place 30 mins before closing. - All tours leave from the main reception meeting point. AIT Sport Arena - Tours are available at regular intervals throughout the day. - Ask at the AIT gym stand for tours.

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Library A tour of the library will be covered in the campus tours.

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Places to eat The main campus restaurant is open throughout the day for hot food, drinks and snacks.

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Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide

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Athlone has risen to its highest ranking in the Sunday Times Good University Guide league table this year, further eroding the traditional divide in league tables between the universities and institutes of technology


The Sunday Times Good University Guide - Institute of Technology of the Year 2018 Recognising our status as an academic centre of excellence AIT was awarded the prestigious “Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year” 2018. We moved up the ranking and finished 8th this year, our highest ranking in the league table made up of Universities and Institutes. AIT’s strength in identifying areas of skills shortage and working with businesses to improve links between enterprise and academia, were among the reasons we were awarded the title.

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Did you know?

93% of the graduate class of 2016 were employed, training or in further study 6 months after graduation.

87% Our students say their academic experience is excellent. AIT’s ISSE rate is the highest in Ireland at 87%.

62 AIT has 62 different nationalities on campus which gives our campus an amazing atmosphere.

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Level 6 & 7

Bachelor

Master

PhD

Course level options AIT offers programmes from higher certificate – level 6 , degree (level 7 & 8) , right through to PhD (level 10).

200+

programmes available throughout the institute

AIT has authority to award at PhD level in 4 areas

Microbiology

Toxicology

Polymer engineering

Software ICT

AIT’s research strategy is to focus our research efforts in a small number of strategic platform areas based on core competencies built up over the years within the institute, aligned with regional needs and national research priorities.

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Average cost of accommodation in Ireland

Galway €560/month €5,040/year Honours Degree4 years €20,160

Dublin €750/month €6,750/year Honours Degree4 years €27,000

We are approx

Athlone We are approx

40% Cheaper than Galway

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€340/month €3,060/year Honours Degree4 years €12,240

55% Cheaper than Dublin


A snapshot of 2016 AIT Graduate employers

Pharma Medical Manufacturing Boston Scientific

Hospitality and Tourism Aer Lingus

Business, Finance, and Insurance AXA Insurance

Manufacturing Coca Cola

Engineering and Construction Sisk Group

Health and Welfare Blackrock Clinic

Information and Communications Technologies Intel

88%

engineering & informatics graduates employed or in further study

95%

science & health graduates employed or in further study

94%

business & hospitality graduates employed or in further study

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98.1% Of all 2016 graduates are employed in Ireland


“AIT has so many clubs and societies to cater to your every interest, from learning new skills or just making friends, there are so many to choose from”

Dylan Mortimer 4th year BSc (Hons) in Software Design AL801

“Going to college is more than study, it’s about the sports, the societies, the friends you make, and the feeling you get when you’ve done your final exam, all together it make a fantastic journey”

Daniélle Beukes 4th year BA (Hons) Social Care Practice AL860

“What I like most about the course is that it’s interesting, challenging and I’m learning a new skill. I know that if I put the work in now, there will be a job for me when I graduate”

Josh Byrne 1st year BEng Civil Engineering AL721

“We get to experience a very broad range of modules, from the basic sciences to modules in physical activity, exercise and nutrition. We also get the chance to utilise these skills in a practical setting, preparing us for the workplace when we graduate”

Orla O’Donovan 2nd year BSc (Hons) Physical Activity & Health Sciences AL843 12


AIT Student Ambassadors “I love the facilities here in AIT and I have enjoyed playing on the Sigerson cup team throughout my last 4 years here”

Theo Watts 4th year BEng ICT Engineering (Common Entry) AL701

“Going back to college as a mature student was daunting. Choosing the right course was even more so. After attending the open days, meeting lecturers and seeing what’s on offer, AIT was the correct choice for me. After three years here now I can say I made the right decision. The support from staff is excellent, the opportunity to be active on campus was a bonus”

Joe Smith 3rd Year BSc (Hons) Software Design (Cloud Computing) AL801

“The lecturers here are so approachable and helpful. What’s also great about studying here at AIT is there is extra tutorial classes that are optional to attend but excellent if there is a topic in your subject that you are struggling with”

Claire Browne 4th Year BA (Hons) Accounting AL852 13


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by awarding of the

PRESIDENT Athlone Institute of Technology

SCHOLARSHIPS of EXCELLENCE

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AIT celebrates its incoming first year students through our Scholarship of Excellence Programme. This is in recognition of the 500+ points they achieve in their leaving certificate examinations. Scholarships aim to congratulate students on their academic endeavour to show that we support them on their journey. Scholarships are awarded to entrants on fulltime undergraduate programmes at higher certificate (level 6) Ordinary Degree (level 7) or Hons Degree (level 8) programmes.

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For further information visit ait.ie


What’s Next? Your CAO Change of Mind Process If you need any more information please don’t hesitiate to get in touch through our social media channels or any other way that suits. Also keep an eye out for upcoming events, during the change of mind period.

Campus Tours During the change of mind window, if you would like a personal campus tour or talk with a faculty leader please get in touch and we would be happy to help. Email dseery@ait.ie or phone 090 646 8136.

Choose AIT - Website Visit our dedicated CAO website - www.chooseait.ie for more information on our 52 applied industry-focused courses, student supports, accomodation and lots more.

CAO Helpline For any queries in relation to your CAO application, call us on 090 646 8136.

Open Days 2018/19 Log on to www.ait.ie/openday to find information on courses, events accomodation etc.

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Faculty of Science & Health Talks and Tours timetables 10am

Arrive on campus

10.00am - 10.35am

Registration, Student Supports, Fees & Grants, Clubs and Societies, Sport, etc

10.35am - 10.45am

Split into faculty groups & move to assigned rooms

Sport & Health Sciences Time

Talk/Demo/Tour Title and Details

Presented by

Location

There are four 30 minute demos that will take place every half hour starting at 10:50am, 11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm 10:50am, 11:20am, 11:50am & 12.20pm

Athletic & Rehabilitation Therapy - Taping for Sports Injuries

Lynn Allen

Multi-Purpose Hall (E2305)

10:50am, 11:20am, 11:50am & 12.20pm

Sports Science with Exercise Physiology - Athlete Movement Screening

Dr Ciarán Ó Catháin

Sports Science Lab

10:50am, 11:20am, 11:50am & 12.20pm

Health Science with Nutrition - Food for Health

Dr Patricia Heavey

E2309

10:50am, 11:20am, 11:50am & 12.20pm

Physical Activity & Health Science - Understanding Heart Rate Monitoring

Dr Kieran Dowd

International Arena

Life & Physical Sciences 10.45am - 11.30am

The effect of alcohol and caffeine on heart rate in the water flea (Daphnia)!

Douglas Hyde Theatre

There are four 30 minute demos that will take place every half hour starting at 11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm 11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm

Cells are factories for BioPharmaceutical Drug production

D2278 Cell Culture Lab

11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm

Discover Biotechnology

D2255 Biotechnology Lab

11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm

Discover Chemistry

D2252 Chemistry Lab

11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm

Discover Veterinary Nursing

D2250 and D2251

11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm

Discover Microbiology

D2256

Nursing & Healthcare 11:00am – 11:30am

General Nursing

Denise Kennedy

J2030

11:35am – 12:05pm

Dental Nursing / Pharmacy Technician

Eileen Lane

J1007

12:05pm – 12:35pm

Psychiatric Nursing

Margaret Ann Maguire

J1007

12:35pm – 13:00pm

Tour of Nursing Facility

Denise Kennedy / Margaret Ann Maguire

Nursing Building

Social Sciences 11:00am – 11:30am

A Career in Psychology - New Applied Psychology Degree

Oliver Hegarty

C2359

11:00am – 11:30am

Graduate Speaker: From Social Care to Social Work A Personal Journey

Priscilla Mhlauli

C2360

11:35am – 12:05pm

Industry Speaker: Working in World on Early Years and Education

Orla Creaton

C2360

12:10pm – 12:40pm

Tour of Early Years Lab

Caroline Coyle

C2364

Design 10:50am – 11:20am

Graduate Speaker: Setting up your own Business as a Designer

Calvin Doyle

Design Studio

11:20am – 11:50am

Industry Speaker: The Rapidly Changing and Exciting World of Graphic Design

Declan Foley

Design Studio

11:50am – 12:20pm

Tour of Design Department

Degalan Campbell

Design Department


Faculty of Business & Hospitality Talks and Tours timetables 10am

Arrive on campus

10.00am - 10.35am

Registration, Student Supports, Fees & Grants, Clubs and Societies, Sport, etc

10.35am - 10.40am

Split into faculty groups & move to assigned rooms

10.45am - 11.25am Room B09/10

Team Based Learning For all students interested in a Business & Hospitality course

Business & Management Time

Presented by

Talk/Demo/Tour Title and Details

Location

11.30am - 11.55am

Business - Nike – See Business Differently

David O’Hanlon

B54

12.00pm - 12.25pm

Digital Marketing - A future Snapshot of Digital Marketing

Joe Egan

IT8

12.30pm - 13.00pm

Business & Law - Mini Court

Mary Corrigan/ Elaine Walsh

B54

Accounting & Business Computing Time

Presented by

Talk/Demo/Tour Title and Details

Location

11.30am - 11.55am

Accounting - Professional Careers in Accounting and Finance

Paul Prendergast

B57

12.00pm - 12.25pm

Business in Equine - A thoroughbred programme

Anna Camon

B57

12.30pm - 13.00pm

Music & Instrument Technology - Audio 101 – Applications Resources & Opportunities

Mike O’Dowd

B57

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies Time

Talk/Demo/Tour Title and Details

Location

11.30am - 12.00pm

Culinary Arts/Bar - Chocolatier demonstrations

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Training Kitchens

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Careers in Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Training Restaurant

12.30pm - 13.00pm

Sports & Recreation - Careers in Sport Management

F2686

Locations of talks & Demos subject to change

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Faculty of Engineering & Informatics Talks and Tours timetables 10am

Arrive on campus

10.00am - 10.35am

Registration, Student Supports, Fees & Grants, Clubs and Societies, Sport, etc

10.35am - 10.40am

Split into faculty groups & move to assigned rooms

Mechanical & Polymer Engineering Time

Talk/Demo/Tour Title and Details

Location

Presented by

10:50am (Ongoing)

Robotic and Automation Demo

Nigel Flynn

X107

10:50am (Ongoing)

Mechanical/Mechatronics Projects

Patrick Buckley

X108

10:50am - 11.20am

Materials for the Medical Device Industry

Alan Mannion

X108

11.00am – 11.30am

“Engineering in the Digital Era”

Mark Costello Director RPS

X102

11:20am – 11:50pm

Opportunities for Mechanical & Polymer graduates

Joe Geever

X109

11:50am & 12:20pm

Tour of Engineering Labs

Joe Lawless

X103

Civil & Construction Engineering Time

Talk/Demo/Tour Title and Details

Location

Presented by

10:50am - 11:20am

3D ,Design and Civil Engineering

Leo Reddy

Y202

10:50am (Ongoing)

Surveying Station

Joe Keogh

X Atrium

11.00am – 11.30am

“Engineering in the Digital Era”

Mark Costello Director RPS

X102

11:20am – 11:50am

Opportunities for Quantity Surveyors

Jim Mc Namara

Y203

12:00pm & 12:30pm

Tour of Engineering Labs

Sean Lyons

X103

Electronics, Computer & Software Engineering Time

Talk/Demo/Tour Title and Details

Location

10:00am – 10:30am

Registration, Students Supports, Fees & Grants, Clubs and Societies, Sport, etc.

Coffee Dock X103

10:30am – 10:50am

Split into Faculty groups/Visit Course Stands

Coffee Dock X103

Time 10:50 – 12:50

Rolling Talk/Demo/Tour

Delivered by

Location

An Interactive VR Experience

Mark Daly

U-V Atrium

Drones for the Internet of Things

Tom Bennett

U-V Atrium

Arduino/ Electronics Demo (Internet of Things)

Theresa Costello

U-V Atrium, Room V104

Networks & Cloud. Connect & Discover

Anthony Commins

U-V Atrium, Room V105

Arcade Antics – A Gamemaker Experience

Dennis McCarthy

W-X Atrium

Locations of talks & Demos subject to change

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AIT Design Technology & Innovation Summer School 11th – 15th June 2018 FREE PLACES For transition and 5th year students Do you have an idea or a product that you would love to develop, design, create and prototype in our experimental maker lab? Would you like to explore more about the world of design, technology, business and innovation to discover what it’s all about and see how the Top 100 companies in the world use these skills to remain competitive? AIT is offering 60 free places for our summer school which will immerse students in an exciting world for one week. In today’s world, design, technology and innovation play a huge role in finding solutions to problems that impact upon every aspect of our lives and students will get an opportunity to learn how to design, develop and commercialise technology products and services in our week long, hands on practical experimental maker lab. Students will come up with an idea, engage in research with the end user, plot it onto a business 20 model canvas, look at the potential brand identity of

the product, engage in a digital marketing workshop to look at marketing strategy and viability and they will 3D print and pitch the product at the end of the week. You will learn in a fun and interactive way through the marshmallow and lego challenge, business model canvas, prototyping and 3D printing to name but a few. There will also be team building and sporting activities and a masterclass and fireside chat from an industry giant within the sector so that you can learn from the best and hear their story. Lunch will be provided each day in order to keep you fuelled up to maximise your creative juices. The FREE PLACES are limited to 60 students. Log onto www.ait.ie/summerschool and get your application in fast, because when they are gone… they are gone!

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