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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Two ITB students named in Leinster Womens Squad for 2017 Interprovincial Series

Congratulations to our Sports Management & Coaching students Nicole Carroll (4th Year) and Aimee Clarke (1st Year) on being named in the Leinster Women’s rugby squad for the upcoming interprovincial series.

Full details of the squad is detailed here: Well done to all!

Minister of State for Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor visits ITB

We were delighted to welcome the Minister of State for Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ITB on Monday last, 21st November. The Minister, who has special responsibility for Higher Education, was welcomed by ITB President, Diarmuid O’Callaghan. Students from the Departments of Business, Humanities, Informatics and Engineering had an opportunity to showcase their course work and talk to the Minister about being a student of ITB.

ITB Accounting and Finance students receive CIMA and CPA awards

Congratulations to ITB Accounting & Finance students Jasmin Ekky and Lee Kavanagh who recently received awards for achieving highest marks in their third year.

Jasmin, who is now a fourth year student, was awarded highest mark in Management Accounting. The award was presented by Claire Lambert from CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Lee, also a fourth year student, received an award for highest mark in Financial Accounting. The award was presented by Adam O Reilly from CPA Ireland (Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.

Well done to all!

Afri Hedge School 2017: The Right to Food and Shelter

The 2017 Afri Hedge School Conference takes place at ITB on Tuesday November 7th from 9.30 to 3.30 pm in Room A057.

Learning about and resisting the causes of poverty is at the heart of Afri’s work, and the theme for this years Hedge School is “The Right to Food and Shelter” and will feature a blend of Speakers, Workshops, Discussions and Creative Activity.

This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

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The preliminary agenda for the day is as follows:

9.30 Registration & Tea/Coffee on Arrival

10am Failte by Pat O’Connor ITB, Joe Murray Afri

10.15 Opening Piece (Creative Arts Group)

10.30 Speaker from Concern and Christian Aid

10.50 Q&A (chaired by Students from Community & Youth Development Course)

11.15 Short Break

11.30 Workshop

12.00 – 12.20 Creative Arts Group (15 minutes piece)

12.45 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 Action Group Activity (Rapporteurs Action Group)

2.00 Excerpt from Play by Donal O’Kelly

2.30 Questions and Answers (chaired by Students from Rapporteurs Gp)

3.00 Closing Piece (Creative Arts Group)

3.15 Evaluation Forms circulated & collected (Rapporteurs Group)

3.30 Close by Liam McGlynn, Department of Humanities, ITB

Dr Norah Patten, Space Scientist & Entrepreneur, inspires ITB Business students at Pathways to Success Event

We were delighted to welcome Norah Patten, Space Scientist and Entrepreneur to speak at the Pathways to Success Business careers event at ITB on October 25th. Norah was one of many excellent speakers who offered expert advice and inspiration to students of Business and is living proof that the sky is not the limit.

Dr. Patten, from Ballina in Co. Mayo, is currently taking part in a unique scientist-astronaut training programme in Florida and is set to become the first Irish person in space.

The Pathways to Success event was aimed at students of Business at ITB and featured expert advice from industry professionals on how to proceed into a successful career after college.

ITB Computing Student wins Grand Prize at Accenture Blockchain For Good Hackathon

Congratulations to Daire Homan, a fourth year student of Computing at ITB, whose team won the grand prize at the “Blockchain For Good Hackathon” event hosted by Accenture at the weekend.

The team developed an app titled “Block-K9”, which is a blockchain application for verifying micro-chipped dogs identities. The app won the top prize of 8500 Euros and a trip to France to visit Accentures blockchain research lab.

Well done to all involved!