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CIT gets involved in the Lifelong Learning Festival

CIT gets involved in the Lifelong Learning Festival

Published on: Tuesday, 01 April 2014


Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2014


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Monday 7th April, 2014

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

1. GUIDED OBSERVATION OF THE MOON
3pm – 5pm
Join CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory performance astronomer Frances McCarthy & members of the Cork Astronomy Club to spot shadows on the first quarter Moon through small telescopes from the courtyard at Blackrock Castle. No need to book.
Note – this is a weather dependent event.

2. NASA’S VIEWSPACE
3pm – 5pm
Watch NASA’s Viewspace in CIT Blackrock Observatory’s workshop MakeSpace. ViewSpace is a constantly updated exhibit that displays the beauty & power of the universe, while guiding the viewer to a deeper understanding of Astronomy. It gives visitors the chance to see the latest images, movies, animations & news from the Hubble Space Telescope & other NASA observatories.

No booking required, but please note limited capacity, seats given on a first come first served basis.
Bus 202 from city centre. Plenty of free parking riverside nearby.
T: 432 6120 E:: info@bco.ie   W: www.bco.ie
More events here on Saturday.
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CIT Bishopstown Campus

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COURSES
6pm – 7pm
Room D245

Book your place for an introduction to part-time courses available in the School of Business, CIT, with a presentation, followed by Q & A. You’ll learn about undergraduate Degree & Masters programmes available in Business, Accounting & Human Resource Management. Refreshments.
www.cit.ie/parttime
Booking essential, call Department of Oranisation & Professional Development 433 5900 or 433 5902 or email: opd@cit.ie

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Tuesday 8th April, 2014

CIT Cork School of Music  (Lunchtime concerts continue until Friday)

Curtis Auditorium: 1.10pm – 1.55pm

ENJOY AWARD WINNING UK CHOIR
For more than 25 years, Farnham Youth Choir, director David Victor-Smith MBE, has been one of the UK’s leading upper voice choirs for 12-18 year olds. It has won many competitions in the UK & abroad. At any one time some 20 songs are performed from memory, covering many different styles & spanning several centuries of choral music. The choir regularly commissions new compositions & arrangements & has produced and participated in twelve CDs.
Info: T: 480 7310  E: aoife.moylan@cit.ie
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Foyer: 1.10pm – 2.00pm

LISTEN TO SOUNDTRACKS OVER LUNCH
Enjoy entertaining short soundtracks while you ‘byte’ on your lunch. Music Technology Students of CITCSM (Masters & Degree) were set the task of finding a short animation & creating their own soundtrack for it. Come and hear the results! Some seating.
Wheelchair accessible. On-street parking. Bistro on-site.
Info: Edel Sullivan M: 087 234 4669
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CIT Bishopstown Campus

MY EDUCATION MY FUTURE   (8th - 29th April 2014)
James Barry Exhibtion Centre 
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Official Opening today @ 1.30pm

Click here for detailed Information
All welcome to the Official Opening  – an exhibition of artwork by school-goers. It’s the result of an art competition for CIT Access Linked Schools, where aspiring young artists submitted an art piece on the theme My Education, My Future. Organised by a partnership between CIT’s Access Service & CIT Arts Office. The Exhibition Centre is on the ground floor of the main building, close to the main reception.
Info: E: linkedschools@cit.ie or E: arts@cit.ie or T: 433 5138  W: www.cit.ie/access

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Wednesday 9th April, 2014

CIT Cork School of Music  (Lunchtime concerts continue until Friday)

LUNCHTIME CONCERT - GUITARS PLUS
Foyer: 1.10pm – 2.00pm

Guitars Plus is a 12 member orchestra of classical guitarists, senior students at the CIT Cork School of Music. Their director is Jerry Creedon & their programme will be a real feast of great music.
Some seating, wheeelchair accessible, on-street parking. Bistro on-site. Info: Edel Sullivan M: 087 234 4669

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CIT Bishopstown Campus

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION
10am – 8pm
James Barry Exhibition Centre
For details see Tuesday at 2pm.

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Thursday 10th April, 2014

CIT Bishopstown Campus

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CIT STUDENT
9.30am – 2.00pm

This event is for senior cycle students from Cork City & County who are interested in finding out what life as a CIT student is really like. Experience a lecture, tour the campus, quiz students about what it’s like at CIT. Pupils also have the opportunity to speak with the Access Team about any concerns they have about admission & other aspects of CIT.
Free refreshments.
Event organised by CIT Access Service. Booking essential as places are limited. Call Louise Bermingham or Elaine Dennehy: T: 433 5138 or E:  linkedschools@cit.ie   W: www.cit.ie/access

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MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION
10am – 8pm
James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus
For details see Tuesday at 2pm.

 

 

 

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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR STUDY

10am – 12 noon  &   2pm – 4pm
Assistive Technology Service, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus


Find out about assistive technologies which help students become independent learners. Event aimed in particular at students with Dyslexia/DCD aged 12-18.

Mark Burleigh, Assistive Technology Officer CIT, gives a practical demonstration in the latest technologies, including software that can help when writing assignments or taking notes. Participants can try some of the novel technologies, in particular mind mapping. They will also find out about the disability supports from Laura O Rourke (Disability Support Officer) & other assistive technology equipment & software available in CIT.

Event organised by CIT Disability Support Service & Access Service. Enquire about parking when booking. As numbers limited to 14 students plus parent/guardian, booking essential.

Call Christine Nolan 433 5138  E: christine.nolan@cit.ie  W: www.cit.ie/access

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28th CORK MECHANICAL, MANUFACTURING & BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION
2pm – 9pm @ Nexus Hall, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus
NEWSLINK


This annual exhibition features over 200 stands & is the largest educational innovation engineering event in Europe. The theme of the 2014 events is Think Outside the Box - CIT Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

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CAO APPLICANT INFORMATION EVENING
6pm – 8pm
Tourism & Hospitality Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus

Has your son or daughter indicated an interest in a course at CIT in their 2014 CAO application? Does she still have questions? Is he contemplating the ‘Change of Mind’ option? Come to the Bishopstown campus this evening for an opportunity for them to learn more about their chosen course.

NEWSLINK

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CIT Cork School of Music  (Lunchtime concerts continue until Friday)

VOCALS AT LUNCHTIME
Foyer: 1.10pm – 2.00pm

A concert of songs and tight harmonies, sweet sounds and fun!
Featuring: The Common Touch; Three Mammies (Rachel Healy, Ber Twomey, Deirdre Steele); The Upbeats (Barbershop Quartet - 2014 Feis Maitiu winners).
Some seating. Wheelchair accessible. Onstreet parking. Bistro on-site.
Info: Edel Sullivan M: 087 234 4669

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Friday 11th April, 2014

CIT Bishopstown Campus

CITY SCHOOLS SHOWCASE CREATIVE BUSINESS PITCHES
10am – 2pm @ Tourism & Hospitality Building

The Cork Schools Enterprise Programme is an initiative of Cork City Enterprise Board aimed at fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship & innovation in second level schools. Each year it offers students the opportunity to take part in a range of enterprise competitions including a mini-company programme, a business ideas box competition & a creative business pitch competition.

As part of the Creative Business Pitch competition 2014, second level students from all over Cork City were invited to write, design & record a two minute creative video pitch for a new business idea.

Today the finalists have their video business pitches showcased at a special screening at CIT. An overall winner will be announced & presented with a special award.

Info & booking: Yvonne O’Neill, Coordinator M: 086 153 7440
E:  info@corkschoolsenterprise.ie W: www.studententerprise.ie
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MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION
10am – 8pm

James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus
For details see Tuesday at 2pm.


 

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CIT Cork School of Music  (Lunchtime concerts continue until Friday)

LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Foyer @ 1.10pm – 2pm

Students from the CITCSM BMus & Masters Programmes perform an entertaining range of music featuring: Siobhan McDonnell (percussion); Hannah Conneely (saxophone); Brian Flanagan (solo piano); Lydia Thorpe – cello; Kevin Walsh – voice (musical theatre); with Accompanist: Michael Young (piano).


Includes work by Bruch, Liszt, Prokofiev and more.
Some seating, wheelchair accessible, on-street parking, Bistro on-site. Info: Edel Sullivan M: 087 234 4669
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Saturday 12th April, 2014

CIT Bishopstown Campus

TRAIN WITH YOUR SPORTING HEROES
11am – 1pm @ Sports Grounds


The GAA, Soccer, Athletics & Rugby Clubs in CIT, together with the Access Service & the Marketing Unit, host a sports event for young people today.
Cork’s sporting heroes will be on hand to train & teach young people sports skills.
Age group – 8 to 12 years.

More information: NEWSLINK   T: 433 5138 or 433 5194
Booking essential. Online http//.events.cit.ie or by T: 433 5194.

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Sunday 13th April, 2014

CIT Cork School of Music

FREE SINGING WORKSHOP

11am-1pm
Cork Community Music Network (in conjunction with Cork Lifelong Learning Festival and CITCSM) is holding a Singing Workshop led by Caz Jeffreys (World as One Multicultural Choir)

All are welcome – no previous experience required
Workshop participants will have the chance to perform the songs they have learned by singing with the World as One choir at the Lifelong Learning Festival’s Concert at CIT Cork School of Music (2.00pm - 3.15pm on the same day)

For further details contact: Paul Facey-Hunter, Coordinator, Cork Community Music Network
T: 021 466 3103   M: 086 175 5917   E: paulfh22@hotmail.com

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GALA CONCERT

Stack Theatre @ 2pm – 3.15pm
A warm and entertaining mix of music and movement performances from a range of Cork-based groups, featuring:
The Glen Flute Group (CITCSM Outreach
Programme) and CAFÉ (Cork Adult Flute Ensemble) – director Caoimhe Conlon
The COPE Foundation (Hollyhill) Travelling Show presented by The Amazing Team – director Mary Keating
The World as One Choir – director Caz Jeffreys

Seated. Wheelchair accessible. On-street parking. No booking but limited seating event.

First come first served. Info: Edel Sullivan M: 087 2344669

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