ITB Student wins Best Fresher at the Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards 2018

Congratulations to ITB student Noah Halpin, who won the ‘Best Fresher’ category at the 2018 Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards. Congratulations also to the ITB Colours Society which came second in the Best Society (Cultural/Academic/Social) category.The awards took place on Friday 13th of April in The Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork.

The annual BICS awards provide an opportunity for students and their societies to showcase their many achievements. Higher education is more than exams, coursework and lectures, and students who are involved in running college societies know this. The purpose of the National Awards is to therefore recognise the huge effort made by the many individuals who run student societies across Ireland. The National Awards are a means of recognising this dedication and are an opportunity to celebrate the importance and value that societies contribute to college life.

ITB has had some success at BICS in the past, winning National Best New Society in 2011. Well done to all.

REACH Access Programme – Applications closing April 20th

Applications will close for our REACH Access Programme on Friday April 20th.

The REACH programme 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.

The places are spread across all our courses and consequently a student may not be offered their first course choice, but might be offered a subsequent choice. The order of preference on the CAO application form should at all times reflect your genuine preference choice. Applicants must also meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for one of the reduced points places.

For full details, please visit: http://www.itb.ie/StudyatITB/accessoffice.html#REACH

ITB Open Evening April 17th, 5pm to 7pm

Our next Open Evening takes place on April 17th from 5pm to 7pm. If you are interested in applying for a fulltime or a part time course in 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. All are welcome and there is no need to pre-book; just call in. The event will take place in the Sports Hall; this is located in C Block (“Croi”). We look forward to meeting prospective students and parents on the evening. In the meantime, we invite you to watch this video which explains what our Open Days are all about:

 

New bus service serving Naas and Blanchardstown announced

A brand-new bus route, the 139 will begin operation on Monday 12 March 2018, running between Naas and Blanchardstown and connecting ITB, Ongar, Leixlip, Maynooth, Rathcoffey, Clane, Sallins and Naas, including Naas Hospital.

There will be nine services each way, seven days a week, with first departures at 07.15 and last departures at 22.35.
The 139 is a National Transport Authority (NTA) initiative and will be run by JJ Kavanagh & Sons.

Full details of schedules and fares can be found at:

https://www.transportforireland.ie/route-139-bus-service-connecting-naas-blanchardstown/

Naas to Blanchardstown Bus Service

ITB Learn + Work Programme is now open for applications

We are now accepting applications for the ITB Learn + Work programme.

This innovative programme combines training at ITB along with blocks of work placement and can help you to get the necessary training and experience to ready you for the many career opportunities in a number of industry growth areas. The work experience gives learners the opportunity to apply their learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the work ready skills to gain employment upon graduation.

Currently ITB have the following programmes available under the Learn + Work model:

BSc in Process Instrumentation & Automation

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking technologies

Applications may be made directly to ITB via our website.

For further information, please email Learnandwork@itb.ie or call 01 885 1035

Late application facility opens on the CAO from March 5th

For persons who have not yet made an application to the CAO, a late application facility will open on March 5th. From then until the final closing date of 5.15 pm on May 1st 2018 it will be possible to apply for one of our full time courses.

Some points to consider in the coming weeks and months:

  • As always, it’s very important that you put course choices down in order of preference!
  • Research your course choices carefully – our next open evening takes place on April 17th from 5pm to 7pm
  • Keep your options open! Consider applying for Level 6 and Level 7 courses, as well as choosing Level 8 Honours programmes.
    – Remember, it’s possible to progress on from a Level 6 course, through to Level 7 and Level 8 programme.
  • It is possible to change your mind up until 5.15 pm on July 1st

Key dates are listed in the CAO handbook https://www.cao.ie/handbook.php?page=4

For further info, contact info@itb.ie

ITB Sporting Prowess Programme – Applications Now Open

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 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 Reach Access Programme now open for applications

The REACH programme 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.

The places are spread across all our courses and consequently a student may not be offered their first course choice, but might be offered a subsequent choice. The order of preference on the CAO application form should at all times reflect your genuine preference choice. Applicants must also meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for one of the reduced points places.

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Online Q&A for CAO applicants 29th January

On Monday 29th January we will host an online Q&A session for anyone whose applying for a course to the CAO. It takes place from 11am – 12pm and again from 4.30 pm – 5.30pm

It’s your chance to get all your questions answered by an expert team from our Marketing and Admissions office here in ITB.

The Q&A session takes place here: www.itb.ie/askitb

ITB Awards 2017/18 Annual Sports Scholarship

On Friday last, December 11th, ITB awarded its annual Sports Scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding sporting ability. A total of 22 scholarships were awarded to participants in Kickboxing, Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Pool, Canoeing, Boxing, Athletics and Badminton with packages totalling €25,000.

The awards were presented to the ITB students by Bronagh Elliot, (Secretary Financial Controller) and Ronan Keaskin (Sports Development Officer). Speaking at the presentation Ronan said “ITB is delighted to present scholarships today to such motivated students in such a wide range of sports. ITB has a growing number of clubs on campus and we welcome applications from anyone who wants to participate in sports at a high level while committing to their course of study”.

The ITB Sports Scholarships were established in 2006 to assist students with outstanding sports potential and ability and recipients of the scholarship compete at both national and international level. In addition to an excellent financial package the recipients also receive academic mentoring, free athletic therapy support and high performance personal training support. The Scholarships are available to all qualifying full time ITB students.

Scholarships were awarded to:

Aimee Clarke Donnycarney Dublin 5 – Rugby
Sean Bregazzi Glasnevin Dublin 11 – Soccer
Jordan Fallon Castleknock Dublin 15 – Basketball
Paul Ryan Donahgmede Dublin 13 – Boxing
Kate O’Flaherty Terenure Dublin 12 – Basketball
Daniel O’Donovan Drimnagh Dublin 12 – Soccer
Shane Elworthy Swords Co. Dublin – Soccer
Nicole Carroll Howth. Dublin 13 – Rugby
Eleanor Ryan Doyle Lucan Co. Dublin – Soccer
Megan Bredin Ennis Co. Clare – Badminton
Lauren O’Keeffe Rush Co. Dublin – Hammer Throw
Sophie Larkin Carbury Co. Kildare – Kickboxing
Eoghan Morgan Glasnevin Dublin 11 – Soccer
Jamie Hollywood Crumlin Dublin 12 – Soccer
Steven Ball Swords Co. Dublin – Soccer
David McQuillan Monaghan Co. Monaghan – Pool
Fiona Donnelly Swords Co. Dublin – Soccer
Anna Brennan Malahide Co. Dublin – Basketball
Conor Creaby Oldtown Co. Dublin – Rugby
Odhran McNally Raheny Dublin 5 – Canoeing
Alan Kehoe Churchtown Dublin14 – Soccer
Matthew Connolly Ashbourne – Rugby

Congratulations and well done to all.

Further information about the ITB Sports scholarship can be found here