Sporting Prowess Programme now open for 2019 Applications

 

Applications are now open for the ITB Sporting Prowess Programme. This programme is aimed at prospective students who display outstanding sporting ability at national or regional level, and offers an opportunity to participate on our full time Sports Management & Coaching Courses on a reduced points basis. Up to 10% of available places are reserved for such students.

Students must apply through the CAO in the usual manner and then make a separate application to ITB via the relevant national or regional sporting body.

Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for the course but there will be up to 50 points available at interview that will be added to applicants Leaving Certificate points total.

The closing date to apply is March 30th 2018. The application form and full details on how to apply can be found here.

ITB hosts its 18th Graduation Ceremony

The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB, welcomed almost 1,000 (924) students to their 18th graduation ceremony on Friday 9th November 2018, with students receiving awards at Level 6 (Higher Certificate) to Level 9 (Masters) along with the first graduation of the Learn & Work Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking Technologies. This graduation marks the final ceremony as ITB before they become TU Dublin on 1st January 2019.

Dr. Diarmuid O’Callaghan, President, ITB, said at the Graduation, “I wish to offer my congratulations to all our graduates. Today is a momentous occasion in the history of ITB. This graduation ceremony is the 18th and final graduation ceremony of the institute, before it becomes TU Dublin in January 2019. TU Dublin will be innovative, creative and entrepreneurial and will offer a joined-up approach to the third-level experience that involves connecting students, employers, researchers and the wider academic community to facilitate economic transformation and sustainable growth in the greater Dublin Region. TU Dublin will be a place where our students, staff and partners will connect with academic programmes to create Ireland’s skilled graduates of tomorrow.”

A selection of photographs from the event can be viewed here

ITB, DIT and ITT share the Sunday Times Institute of the year award of TUDublin

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Sunday Times University Guide

For the first time in its history, The Sunday Times Good University Guide has jointly awarded the Institute of Technology of the Year award to three institutions: Dublin, Blanchardstown and Tallaght ITs. The joint award recognises the three institutions that will together form the new Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) from January 1, 2019.

The new joint venture represents the biggest change in Irish third-level education in a generation, instantly becoming one of the largest third-level educators in the country, with some 28,500 students. A huge building programme is currently under way, and once complete Technological University Dublin will be spread across three campuses, at Grangegorman (DIT), Tallaght (IT Tallaght) and Blanchardstown (IT Blanchardstown).

One of the best ways to learn more about TU Dublin is to come along to one of our Open Days where you will get the chance to attend programme specific presentations, meet with students and staff and take a campus tour. University is not just about academic learning, and with a wide range of societies and sports clubs TU Dublin students will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a vibrant campus life.

Our next Open Day takes place on Wednesday November 14th, 2018. This event is aimed at second-level students, mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians and just about anyone who is interested in doing a course here in ITB. For further information please Click here.

Open Day Wednesday November 14th 2018

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tallaght are set to become Ireland’s first Technological University – TU Dublin – in January 2019.

With 28,500 students TU Dublin will be the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge. Practice-based and research-informed, TU Dublin will create an inclusive and open learning experience offering pathways to graduation, from Apprenticeship to PhD, to a diverse range of students.

One of the best ways to learn more about TU Dublin is to come along to one of our Open Days where you will get the chance to attend programme specific presentations, meet with students and staff and take a campus tour. University is not just about academic learning, and with a wide range of societies and sports clubs TU Dublin students will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a vibrant campus life.

 

Our next Open Day takes place on Wednesday November 14th, 2018.

This event is aimed at second-level students, mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians and just about anyone who is interested in doing a course here in ITB.

There are two sessions scheduled on the day:

A morning session from 10:00am – 12:30pm

and

An evening session from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

All are welcome to attend the morning session, but pre-booking is essential for schools and large groups. To make a booking please get in touch with our marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail: info@itb.ie

 

Planning Your Visit

To get the most out of your day you should take time to plan your day and we suggest that you:

1.  Visit the Course Stands in the Sports Hall – here you can ask our lecturers and students questions about our various courses and   find out about the break-out activities

2. Take a prospectus

3. Attend one or more of the scheduled talks

4. Sign up for a campus tour

5. Visit the course demos and activities which take place throughout the campus.

 

Campus Tours
Join one of the scheduled tours of ITB where you will get to see all we have to offer. You will get to see our library, sports centre, student areas, lecture halls and much, much more. Lead by our students, the tours are a great way to see all ITB has to offer and they will give you a feel for campus life.

 

Schedule of Events

To download a pdf of the schedule, please click here

 

To get an idea of what to expect at our open day, check out the video below:

 

ITB are part of the HEAR and DARE Schemes in 2019

 

The HEAR Handbook can be downloaded from the following link http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=hear

 

 

 

 

The DARE Handbook can be downloaded from the following link http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=dare

 

ITB REACH Access Scheme now open.

The ITB REACH Access programme is now open for 2019 applications. REACH is an admissions scheme which offers places on ITB’s courses on reduced points, to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

ITB has a reserved a number of places on its courses for REACH students at reduced leaving certificate points.  This means that if eligible you will be considered for entry on a reduced points basis provided that your points achieved are within 90% of the points required for the ITB course you have listed on your CAO form (i.e. you are eligible to be offered a place where your points awarded fall short by less than 10% of the points required up to a maximum of 30 points) and subject to places being available.  Full details on the REACH Programme can be found at http://www.itb.ie/StudyatITB/accessoffice.html#REACH

Please note that ITB will also participate in the HEAR and DARE schemes for the first time in 2019. Further information can be found at http://www.itb.ie/StudyatITB/accessoffice.html

The closing Date to Apply for the REACH access programme is 12pm on Wednesday May 1st 2019.

Guidance Counsellors Seminar Friday – 12th October 2018

ITB will host a Seminar for Guidance Counsellors on Friday, 12th October 2018 from 9:30am-1:30pm. The event takes place in the LINC Building, Block B Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Agenda for the day

08.45-9.30:
Registration and Breakfast

9.30-10.30:
TU Dublin Update – Dr. Larry McNutt, Registrar
Q&A to follow

10.30-11.00:
New Courses Update – Product Innovation and Design

11.00 11.20:
Tea and Coffee break

11.20-12.00:
Jobs for the Future

12.00-12.40:
Discussion Groups (to be confirmed)

12.40-13.00:
Learn and Work Programmes
HEAR and DARE Schemes
ITB CAO Website

13.00:
Lunch & Close

If you are available to attend or would like more information please email info@itb.ie or call 01 885 1530.

Pre-booking is essential for this event.

This event is restricted to Guidance Counsellors only.

ITB Sports Management and Coaching students visit National Sports Campus

 

ITB’s fourth year sports students began the new semester with a short trip across to the National Sports Campus for a window into how video is used to support player development at FAI HQ.

FAI’s Head of Performance Analysis, Ger Dunne, took some time out of his busy schedule to show students the state of the art recording system infrastructure which is in place around the training pitches. In the control room he demonstrated how the system works in practice with multiple teams using the facility.

Under the supervision of their lecturer, Denise Martin, the students will be delivering video analysis support to various teams and sports this semester, so they were keen to hear about Ger’s experience as analyst to Martin O’Neill and the Irish Senior team. He spoke to them about his role, how they prepare for games and the challenges of video analysis at major tournaments in what was a very enjoyable and insightful visit.

CAO Online Q&A Tuesday 21st August

CAO Round One offers will go live on Monday 20th August 2018.

Join us for a LIVE Online Q&A on Tuesday 21st August and we’ll answer all your queries about your CAO offer, our courses, life on campus , fees & grants, and more.

Two Q&A sessions will be scheduled:11:30am-12:30pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm

Just visit http://www.itb.ie/QnA on the day and type away your queries and an expert team from our Marketing & Admissions office will answer all your queries in real time.

In the meantime, if you have any queries email us at info@itb.ie

Open Evening & information session for Parents and Guardians, Sept 5th

Our next Open Evening takes place on September 5th from 5pm to 7pm.

If you are interested in applying for a course, or if you will be joining us as a full time first year student in September 2018 this event is highly recommended. Staff and students from all disciplines will be present at the event and will be happy to answer questions about studying at ITB and about TU Dublin which will be established in January 2019.

From experience we know that the parents and guardians of first time college goers can struggle with the transition from 2nd to 3rd level. So we have decided to host a special event this September to equip parents/guardians with the information necessary to support a young adult on their 3rd level journey in ITB. This will involve a welcome on arrival with refreshments, information sessions and campus tours.

These information sessions will take place at 5.15pm and 6.00pm and will be a great opportunity to meet lecturers and support staff and to hear about all the supports that are available to our students as they commence their exciting education journey at ITB. It will also give you a chance to learn all about college life and how to best support a person as they transition into their college years.

To get a flavour what our open evenings are like, we invite you to watch this video