'A great success,' over 500 people head to inaugural Spring Open Day at IT Carlow

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In glorious sunshine, more than 500 attendees descended on Institute of Technology Carlow at the weekend for its inaugural Spring Open Day.

With the Change of Mind facility now open, students are really starting to focus on their career choice and engaged enthusiastically with lecturers across all faculties in order to make a more informed decision at this crucial time.

Feedback from lecturers and academic staff was extremely positive, who commented on the pertinent and informed questions asked by the students about programmes, course modules and career opportunities.

Staff representatives from admissions, fees and grants, student services, sports and accommodation were also in attendance to answer and discuss various student queries.

Access Officer Aisling McHugh hosted a series of talks about DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) and Students Union President Richard Morrell gave a presentation focusing on first year experience and life in Carlow. Campus tours also ran throughout the event.

"There was a fantastic buzz on the campus on Saturday morning. This was our first ever Spring Open Day and we were delighted to welcome so many prospective students and their parents to the campus.

"If we can at all assist second level students making key decisions – these days are a great success," said Schools Liaison Officer, Alison Moore.