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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

GMIT provides to the students a transformative university experience, empowering our graduates to fully contribute to the social, economic and cultural betterment of society.The aim is to invest in excellent applied learning, teaching and research environments, reflecting the real needs of business, enterprise and the professions in our region.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

GMIT’s integrated approach to Research, Development and Innovation is delivered through its Research Centres and Innovation Hubs.

Career

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Housing services

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.

Library services

Our resources include:

  • 130,000 books
  • 80,000 e-books
  • 500 print journals
  • Access to over 30,000 online journal articles
  • 1,306 DVDs
  • 186 audio books

ICT services

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. 

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.  

Sports facilities

GMIT Sports Hall offer the following facilities to students:

  • Full sized basketball court with electronic score board
  • Four badminton courts
  • Full sized volleyball court for games
  • Two volleyball training courts
  • Indoor cricket court
  • Indoor soccer

Student clubs

Clubs and Societies

  • ACE Society
  • Anime & Manga
  • Archery Club
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Best Buddies GMIT
  • Boxing
  • Camogie
  • Computer Society
  • Cricket
  • Cumann Gaelach
  • Darts Club
  • DJ Society
  • Engineering Society
  • Equestrian Society

Student Reviews

GMIT - Higher Diploma in Science in Software Development - YOU SHOULD TRY IT !!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My area of espertize has always been automation, but in 2017 I decide to take an IT degree online. GMIT was amazing on the support given to the students. The teachers were always available to help and the other studends were also there, on the forum, available to share their thoughts. This course allowed me to have a "common language" conversation with the IT team at my...

Degrees of Art!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Attending college as a mature student was a dream come true for me. I have been in business all my working life. However, art was always a major part of my life. I had been actively painting for ten years prior to entering college and had curated my own first solo exhibition. Before that I had been involved in local drama groups when I was at school. I have been involved...

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

When I apply for the Erasmus program, at that time I try to find an accomodation.

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