ATU Mayo Open Day & Jobs of the Future and Apprenticeship Expo – Thursday 19th October

Thursday, October 12, 2023 Press Office
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Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Mayo Open Day will take place on the Castlebar campus on Thursday 19 October from 10am to 1pm. This year, the event is being held in collaboration with the Jobs of the Future and Apprenticeship Expo, partnered with the Local Enterprise Office Mayo, and Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board.

These events provide senior-cycle post-primary students in the region with an opportunity to interact with professionals and experts from a broad range of sectors and industries. The Jobs of the Future and Apprenticeship Expo is being held as part of Mayo Ideas Month 2023.

ATU Mayo Open Day is an event open to all, secondary school students as well as parents, teachers and mature applicants, and presents an opportunity to learn about student life and studying at ATU Mayo. The Open Day at ATU Mayo will include informative talks, activities and demonstrations in the Nursing Clinical Skills Labs, Early Childhood Education and Care Labs, Simulation suite and the Outdoor Education climbing wall.

Campus tours will take place during the event and there will be an opportunity for prospective students to engage with ATU students in some exciting activities related to their programmes.

The ATU Mayo Open Day schedule also includes talks on student Finance and Support including SUSI information, access options from ATU’s Disability and Learning Support Service and Access and Participation Office. Prospective students will also get the opportunity to learn about student clubs, societies and sporting activities.

Lecturers from the Department of Nursing, Health Science and Integrated Care will be available to talk to prospective students about programmes in Psychology, General Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Early Childhood Education and Care. The new Psychology programme at ATU Mayo had its first intake of students in September 2023 and is proving to be very popular.

Lecturers from the Department of Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences will also be available to talk to students about programmes in Applied Social Care, Outdoor Education, History and Geography, and Geography and Outdoor Education. There will also be information on the new Outdoor Education and Environmental Education programme.

Dr Justin Kerr, Vice-President of the ATU Mayo campus says: “We are really looking forward to hosting our Open Day on ATU’s Mayo Campus. With the 2024 CAO Application opening on 6 November at 12 noon, this is a perfect opportunity for students and their families to begin their in-person research. This Open Day will provide a great opportunity to learn about the CAO process, financial supports and university life, along with finding out about all our CAO programmes. We are delighted to support Mayo Ideas Month 2023 and to have the Jobs of the Future and Apprenticeship Expo on campus during the Open Day event. Collaborations such as this support our region and provide an insight into the wide variety of learning options available in Mayo.”

The Jobs of the Future and Apprenticeship Expo is now closed to pre-registrations, however applications are still open to register to attend ATU Mayo Open Day by visiting For a full list of ATU Mayo programmes on offer, visit or click here. School bookings and any enquiries can be emailed to: