GMIT is renowned for being a student-centred organisation, wherestudents regularly comment on the excellent staff-studentrelationships. Our Strategic Plan (2019-2023) has a strong focus onbuilding communities as well as enhancing the individual experience.Our Core Values underpin our ethos and guide our thinking andactions – they speak of a nurturing, respectful and egalitarian culturestudents regularly comment on the excellent staff-studentrelationships.Our vision is to provide you, our students, with a transformativeuniversity experience, empowering our graduates to fully contributeto the social, economic and cultural betterment of society. This isappropriate now more than ever in the context of our ambition tobecome a Technological University with our consortium partners ITSligo and Letterkenny IT.Our graduates have an excellent track record in obtainingemployment and are highly sought after by employers due to thenature of the applied learning we facilitate during your time with us.Over 90% of our graduates are in employment or further study ninemonths after graduating.As a society we have faced many challenges in the last year, due tothe Covid-19 global pandemic, and as a society we will continue worktowards full recovery. In GMIT we have been innovative in ensuringthat we continue to deliver an outstanding educational experiencethrough a blended approach – ensuring the flexibility of an innovativeonline experience while continuing to support many on-campusactivities including our strong practical focus.As you transition to higher education, we help you along the way witha five-week welcome programme followed by peer-mentoringsupports. This is what we refer to as the First Year Experience and Istrongly recommend that you engage in all of these targetedinitiatives designed to support you on your journey with us. Moredetailed information is included in this prospectus.We are also fortunate in GMIT with the strong relationship betweenour wonderful Students Union and our management team. Throughthe Students Union you will have opportunities to join a wide rangeof clubs and societies. I can’t emphasise enough how important thiscan be to help make new friends and form new bonds, although it isof course important to keep adequate time for study and coursework!Throughout your time in GMIT all we ask of you is that you make yourbest effort, and should you need support to deal with a particularchallenge don’t be afraid to ask. We have an excellent StudentServices team with experience of dealing with all of life’s challenges.Thank you for considering GMIT and I look forward to meeting youon your journey with us!