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Live Web Q&As
We want you, as CAO applicants, to have many opportunities to reach out to our student recruitment team and staff as you embark on your decision-making process over the next number of months. With this is mind, we will be hosting live Q&As every Thursday evening between 4-6pm, focusing on different departments and giving you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
We are here to offer guidance and support in your decision-making process. We are offering prospective students and parents an opportunity to speak to our student recruitment team directly over a 30 minute private chat. This is an opportunity to ask us questions about courses, supports, scholarships and lots more.
AIT Decoded | Podcast
Welcome to our podcast series, AIT Decoded. Our goal is to demystify third-level education, enabling you, the student, to make the right CAO choice for you. Over the course of the series, we chat to faculty and support staff, current students and alumni about all of the important topics: researching a college course, students supports, scholarships, sports facilities, accommodation and so much more. New episodes are added regularly, so make sure to check back in.
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CAO Course Videos
Faculty of Science & Health
Department of Nursing and Healthcare
Department of Sport and Health Science
- Physical Activity and Health Science
- Excercise and Health Science
- Sports Science with Exercise Physiology
Department of Social Sciences
Department of Life and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Business & Hospitality
Department of Business & Management
Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
Department of Computer and Software Engineering
- Software Design with Virtual Reality and Gaming
- Software Design with Mobile Apps and Connected Devices
- Software Design with Artificial Intelligence for Cloud Computing
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure
Department of Mechanical, Polymer and Design
Introducing our Student Ambassadors from across our three faculties. These blogs provide you an insight into what it is like to be a student at Athlone Institute of Tecnhology, they talk about there courses, involvement in clubs and societies and any advice for incoming first year students. Our Student Ambassadors also offer assistance in events on campus, including our Open Days, CAO Information Evening and Taster Days.
For most, going to college means moving to a new city or town and trying to find accommodation for the first time. All accommodation complex’s’ are modern student friendly apartments and are within a 15 minute walk Athlone ITs campus and Athlone town. Each apartment is fully furnished and equipped with all the necessities.
Financially student accommodation in Athlone IT is considerably cheaper than other institutes/ universities around the country. We have the most affordable student accommodation in the country.
Take a look around the each apartment complex on their websites.
Glen Abhainn Village,
Wellmount Student Village,
Clubs & Societies
The student experience at Athlone IT is about forming friendships that will last a lifetime while pursuing studies that you love and getting involved in new interests and activities right here on campus. With over 50 different clubs and societies to join at Athlone IT, it is one of the best ways to meet people and experience new things. Joining clubs and societies is a great way to increase your social circle, develop new interests and take part in different activities.
With a wide variety of sports clubs including Athletics, Basketball, Camogie, Gaelic Football and so much more. With such a wide variety of sports both indoor and outdoor activities, state-of-the-art facilities including the International Athletics Arena based right on the heart of campus, a fully equipped gym and more, there is sport club here for everyone.
There are also plenty of societies to cater for students are have not got a huge interest in sport. The vast range of societies include Art and Design, Chess, Drama, Photography, Yoga and plenty more. This is a great way to develop different interests and skills and meet like-minded individuals.
Sport @ AIT
Sport and physical activity is central to life at AIT. We firmly believe that active membership in a sporting club has a positive and enhancing effect on students, affording you opportunities to represent the institute nationally, and in some instances to represent the institute and Ireland in overseas competitions. However, you do not need to aspire to such lofty sporting achievements, most of our participants are involved for fun and health reasons. Last year, AIT teams and individuals achieved success in a wide variety of codes and competitions. Such sporting success is built upon the excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as the established coaching/team management system, which is implemented by full-time physical education and recreation officers, with the assistance of part-time coaching staff and the students’ sports representative.
Elite Sportsperson Entry Scheme
AIT has operated a sports scholarship scheme since 1996 for students who have reached, or have the potential to reach, a very high standard of performance in their chosen sport.
Under the scheme, 23 Gold and 73 Academy scholarships were awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Scholarship now operates on two levels. A Gold Scholarship is worth up to the value of €4,000 in supports which includes:
The use of our sports facilities
Individual strength & conditioning coaching
Functional screening assessments
Performance Lifestyle management
Sports Psychology support
Skill Acquisition Support
Athletic Development Funding
An Academy level scholarship includes many of the supports listed above for those aspiring to the Gold level and is worth up to the value of €2500.
Each scholarship is awarded for a period of one year, but may be renewed for up to a maximum of four years. Students pursuing higher study after the four-year threshold will be considered for additional years.
Sports scholarship recipients must adhere to the institute’s sports scholarship regulations, a copy of which must be signed by those offered the scholarship from the Sports Department at the annual scholarship induction.
Further details of the scheme may be obtained from your local school/college or directly from David McHugh (AIT Assistant Sports Officer) in the Sports Department via email at email@example.com or by phone + 353 (0)90 6468022.
To apply for a Sports Scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic Year please click the following link, the early application closing date is the 6th of April at 12pm. The late application closing date is the 6th of September at 12pm
Athlone IT is located in the heart of the midlands with an abundance of activities and culture to immerse yourself in as a student.
Athlone town is a fifteen-minute walk from campus where you can shop in high-street brands including Toyshop, River Island, JD Sports, Penneys and so much more across two shopping centres within the town.
The IMC Cinema in Athlone’s Golden Island Shopping Centre has over six screens where you can catch all the latest releases. It’s open weekdays from 2pm and weekends from 12pm. They also have student night deals where you can avail of student discounted prices whilst keeping up with the newest releases.
There is an array of food and drink options throughout Athlone including cocktail bars, a wide huge of cuisine options and lots of traditional Irish bars. Sean’s Bar which is Europe’s Oldest Bar is located in the heart of Athlone town, with live music, uncountable number of visitors and a drink the atmosphere here is unforgettable. Athlone has plenty of traditional Irish bars to choose from and food options are plentiful with an array of cuisines such as Thai, Italian and traditional Irish food located throughout the town.
There are plentiful fun activities throughout Athlone town you as a student can embark in, including a Planet Entertainment Centre Athlone which has bowling, astro turf and plenty more things to choose from. Athlone is located on the River Shannon with the opportunity to kayak, sail with the Vikings or even visit Ireland’s largest inflatable waterpark – Baysports. If being outdoors is something you enjoy the Old Rail Trial Greenway is also located within a walking distance from the campus where you and your peers can walk, run or cycle for up to 40km.
Culture and History surrounds Athlone, it is the perfect base to explore Ireland’s Ancient East, discover hidden gems with phenomenal stories from Ireland’s richest monastic site to fables and folklore of years gone by.