There will be a lot of information available and staff representatives to consult with on MIC Open Day but we have compiled some specific information that may be of help in this section.
Teachers and Guidance Counsellors often accompany prospective students to Open Days, but they are not obliged to stay with them for the duration of the event.
Guardians should feel free to ask questions at the information stands, go on campus tours and attend talks (if there is space after all students have been accommodated).
Tea/coffee will be available in the TARA Building for the January Open Day.
On weekdays only, there are a number of options to get refreshments and relax while you are waiting. The MISU Siopa: located on the lowest level of the TARA building, the shop has a variety of hot and cold snacks and beverages i.e. tea, coffee, sandwiches as well as a large range of confectionary. The College Restaurant in the Foundation Building serves breakfast and lunch/dinner on weekdays. It provides a range of hot and cold meal options and snacks, and there is also a Starbucks Coffee outlet located there.
Schools Outreach Programme
As well as organising Open Days, MIC's Schools Outreach Programme involves visiting secondary schools, attending career fairs and offering campus tours.
Each year more and more Career Guidance Counsellors are recognising the benefit of providing their transition year, fifth year and sixth year students with the opportunity to speak with a representative from Mary Immaculate College. Students gain an insight into the College's range of programmes, as well as the subject choices and career prospects related to them, and they get to ask any questions that they might have about student life at MIC. As part of the talks our Student Recruitment Officer will highlight new programmes such as the new BA in Education, Mathematics & Gaeilge programme (CAO Code MI013) - new for entry 2019. Personal delivery of interactive presentations supplements information already available in the prospectus in hard-copy and web-based formats.
We are currently taking bookings for the academic year 2018-2019. To arrange a school visit at a time that is suitable for you and your class, please contact our Student Recruitment Officer (details below).
During the school year, MIC attends numerous career exhibitions and Adult Education events throughout the country. These included all of the major exhibitions in Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Clare, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Galway, Roscommon and Dublin. If you are organising a Career Fair in your area and would like Mary Immaculate College to participate please contact Dr Cosgrove.
Students' Union (MISU)
Mary I Students’ Union (MISU) is the representative body of students within Mary Immaculate College (MIC) Limerick and Thurles. MISU is here to provide support, advice and representation for its members and to help make College life easier.
The SU’s main aims are to:
- Give students a say in their own student/college life
- Protect and represent students in academic and non-academic matters
- Create a positive college experience for students
- Help new students integrate into college life
- Facilitate extra-curricular activities for students
For more information, see www.misu.ie.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
For the MIC Open Day events in January and October, both on the Limerick campus, there is no pre-registration.
For MIC Taster Days, both Limerick and Thurles, you must register ahead of time. Details will be posted closer to the events in April.
For the MIC, St Patrick's Campus, Thurles Open Day in November, there is no pre-registration.
Yes. All Open Days have a schedule with presentations and unstructured elements like information stands and campus tours where you can engage with staff and students.
See January 12 Open Day schedule here.
Different events have different formats, which are available close to the time.
For the January Open Day and Limerick Taster Sessions, the TARA Building is the centre of events.
For the MIC October Open Days, we recommend beginning at the Tailteann Sports building.
In MIC, St Patrick's Campus, Thurles, the main building is where Open Days and Taster Sessions (Student Teacher Experience Day) take place.
There will be representatives from all the key academic and student support facilities present on the day. Make use of the opportunity to speak with them by having your list of questions ready before hand. Some useful questions to ask may include:
- How will the programme be assessed?
- How many students will be on the programme?
- What careers have recent graduates gone on to?
- Is there opportunity to take a placement? If so, will MIC organise this?
- What does a placement/year abroad mean?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of living on or off campus?
- What sports and societies are available at MIC?
- How much time will I spend in lectures as opposed to self-directed study?
MIC and UL have their January Open Day on the same day; attendees have to make their own way between campuses.
MIC, St Patrick's Campus, Thurles Open Day in November coincides with LIT Tipperary's Open Day so again, you can visit both Thurles campuses but attendees have to make their own way between campuses.
MIC, the University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology (including Limerick School of Art and Design) have Open Days on the same days in October each year. There is a free bus service running between all three campuses on both days.
The MIC Taster Sessions and specific MIC postgraduate information sessions, are independent events.
Yes, we are delighted to announce the new BA in Education, Mathematics & Gaeilge programme (CAO Code MI013). The BA in Education, Mathematics and Gaeilge (post-primary) programme is a four-year, full-time, undergraduate concurrent teacher education degree. Graduates are qualified to teach Mathematics and Gaeilge to Leaving Certificate honours level. Full details here.
For the January Open Day, there will be tea/coffee available in the TARA Building.
There are also vending machines throughout.
On weekdays only, there are a number of options to get refreshments. The MISU Siopa: located on the lowest level of the TARA building, the shop has a variety of hot and cold snacks and beverages i.e. tea, coffee, sandwiches as well as a large range of confectionery.
The College Restaurant in the Foundation Building serves breakfast and lunch/dinner on weekdays. It provides a range of hot and cold meal options and snacks, and there is also a Starbucks Coffee outlet located there.
Tea/coffee will be available in MIC, St Patrick's Campus, Thurles on Open Day.
No, but parents do often accompany prospective students to Open Days. You can stay together or break away and do your own thing.
Parents/guardians can ask questions at the information stands, go on campus tours and attend talks (if there is space after all students have been accommodated). There are a number of options to get refreshments and relax while they are waiting. See Food & Drink above.
There are a few opportunities to attend Open Days every year i.e. if you miss the October or November event, you can attend the January event and if you can't make the January event, a Taster Session in April offers another chance to visit the campus.
If you are unable to attend any events, our Student Recruitment Officer, Dr Patrick Cosgrove, may be able to answer queries.
T: +353 61 774775
- Teachers/Guidance Counsellors
- Students' Union (MISU)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)