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Explore all aspects of student life at the MIC Virtual Open Day 2021

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MIC Virtual Open Day 2021 takes place Wednesday, October 27 from 9.30am-5pm. Picture: Brian Arthur.

Explore all aspects of student life at the MIC Virtual Open Day 2021

The Mary Immaculate College (MIC) Virtual Open Day will take place on Wednesday 27 October (9.30am-5pm).The event will provide a safe environment for prospective students, guidance counsellors and parents to learn about MIC’s range of Level 8 degrees and virtually explore the College’s Limerick and Thurles campuses and facilities.  

According to MIC’s Student Recruitment Officer, Dr Patrick Cosgrove, “Our lecturers will be online to tell you all about our 13 undergraduate degree programmes in Psychology, Liberal Arts, Early Childhood Care and Education, Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies and Primary and Post-Primary Teaching.  During our Live Talks you will have the opportunity to submit any questions you may have for our lecturers about, for example, programme content, placement options, study abroad or career opportunities. Members of our Admissions and Student Recruitment teams, along with current students, will also be online throughout the day answering queries on everything from entry requirements to how to juggle study with your social life and much more.”


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The live talk on the recently launched Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B SC in Psychology), for student in-take in September 2022, will also be a big draw on the day for interested applicants and guidance counsellors. This unique four-year, full-time honours degree Level 8 (CAO Code: MI003) programme will provide students with a comprehensive undergraduate education in psychology and includes learning in the workplace. The programme content is wide and varied and will prepare graduates for a range of careers while giving them the necessary psychological knowledge to pursue postgraduate studies in psychology.   

Dr Cosgrove adds that: “Potential students, including mature students, can access lots of useful information on the MIC CAO Hub both in the lead up to the Virtual Open Day, after the event and right up to the CAO Deadline.  I recommend that you explore the site and take some time to virtually tour our campuses, learn about student life outside lectures and hear from current students about their experience at MIC. It’s also where you can request a copy of the brand-new MIC Undergraduate Prospectus and where you can register to stay up to date on undergraduate study news.”

Information on Elite Sports Scholarships,  CAO Points Concession Scheme and Entrance Scholarships is also available on the CAO Hub. 

When asked why someone should register for the event and ultimately apply to the College Mikey O’Doherty, second year Bachelor of Arts student at MIC Limerick said, “Come to MIC! You’ll feel so welcome and everyone is so nice and you get great support. Making friends was easy. Many of them will be friends for life. It’s also very accessible and it’s very easy to get around. I can do it now with my eyes closed! The programmes are amazing. I’m studying History and English through the Bachelor of Arts at MIC Limerick and love it. Attend the Virtual Open Day, work hard and apply to MIC. It will be the beginning of a great experience.”

According to Beibhinn Byrne, fourth year BA in Education Business Studies and Religious Studies student at MIC Thurles, “It’s turned out that I have had far more opportunities at MIC Thurles than many of my friends on bigger campuses. I’ve put myself forward for a lot more. It’s so nice to have such great supports on campus too. Everyone at MIC Thurles, be it a lecturer, librarian or another member of the College community, is there to push you to be your best as a person and as a teacher.”

Questions can be submitted during the Live sessions or in advance to [email protected]  

Live links to all programme presentations and Q & A sessions will be available HERE closer to the event date.  

For more details and to register for MIC’s Virtual Open Day click HERE

For more stories on Mary Immaculate College go HERE 

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