GMIT to hold open morning this weekend

A go-kart demonstration, featuring electric cars built from scratch by third year mechanical and energy engineering students in GMIT, will be among the highlights at the institute’s open morning, taking place this Saturday from 10am to 12.30pm.

The go-kart demo will take place in the visitor car park to the right of the IT Learning Resource Centre at the Dublin Road campus. The demo is one of a host of exciting interactive events and activities taking place in the two city-based campuses; the GMIT Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM ) and the Dublin Road campus.

The open morning is expected to attract secondary school pupils and their parents from schools across the region and other provinces. It is also open to mature learners considering higher education options. The talks include introductions to courses in business, mechanical, and industrial engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, civil engineering; computing, science, tourism and arts, agriculture, and on courses in GMIT campuses at Letterfrack (furniture design, technology and education ); the Centre for Creative Arts & Media at Wellpark Road (art and design, film and documentary ); the Mayo campus in Castlebar (nursing and health sciences, business and technology, heritage and outdoor education ); and the campus in Mountbellew (agriculture with business and/or science ). These talks will take place in rooms 994, 995, and theatre 1000.

A bus will be available to transfer visitors between the CCAM and Dublin Road campus. The programme and exhibition plan is available to view at www.gmit.ie/openday

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