Life in GMIT - The Student Experience
Studying in GMIT is not just about the quali fi cation and skills you graduate with. Sometimes, it is the experiences you have along the way that will ultimately shape you as a graduate and as a person.
STUDENT COMMUNITY GMIT has a vibrant community of over 6,700 students. Students come from all over Ireland, and from overseas locations such as China, Saudi Arabia and mainland Europe.
FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT You will find that GMIT offers students a friendly learning environment, with an excellent rapport between students and lecturers. Smaller class sizes gives you a chance to get to know your lecturers and classmates well and facilitate learning.
STUDENT SUPPORT Adjusting to life in college can be one of the biggest differences between second and third level education. GMIT has a number of supports in place to help you adjust to college life: • PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a scheme specifically for first year students. This scheme helps first year students to support each other and learn co- operatively under the guidance of a trained student from the second, third, or fourth year of the same course. • Academic supports are available at GMIT in the form of the Academic Writing Centre, Maths Support Centre, and Information Skills Training. • Access & Disability, Access & Participation, Student Health Unit, Chaplaincy, Counselling, Careers services and the Students Services administrative support team are available to make the transition to college easier and provide ‘peace of mind’ that support is available if you need it. • The Students’ Union also assists students in areas such as grants, timetables, exams, lectures, personal issues, welfare, accommodation, and more.
STUDENT CLUBS, SOCIETIES AND ACTIVITIES One of the most exciting, rewarding and fun aspects of GMIT is the opportunity to become involved in some of the various clubs and societies on campus. Getting involved with a club or society connects you to people and opportunities, widens your circle of friends, and can help you grow in confidence. There are over 70 clubs to choose from – so make sure you join at least one.
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