NUI Galway Youth Academy Summer Camp in Sligo

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

NUI Galway is delighted to announce details of their upcoming Youth Academy Summer Camp being held at St Angela’s College, Sligo. Applications are now open for the week long summer camp that will take place from 21-25 July from 10am- 1pm.

NUI Galway established a Youth Academy in 2012 in order to give high ability primary school students and their families a taste of what it is like to study at one of Ireland’s most popular universities, in order to inspire them to progress to third level education. Since the Youth Academy opened its doors, almost 800 students have taken part in a range of specially designed courses from IT to Engineering and Psychology to Italian.

The Youth Academy is for high ability 4th, 5th and 6th class students in the 95th percentile or above, based on standardised test results carried out annually in schools. It is a fantastic opportunity for high ability students to engage with university at an early age.

All courses are highly interactive and use a variety of teaching techniques to ensure students get the most out of their time at the Youth Academy. The courses offered in the summer camp are:

  • A fun introduction to Computer Programming, The Internet and Multimedia
  • Exploring Electronics: Building Cool Stuff with Arduino
  • U r wat u eat
  • Medical Academy...What's up doc?
  • Curious Chemist Programme- Discover your inner mad scientist

The summer camp will cost €120 and a limited number of scholarships providing free places on the Youth Academy are available depending on family circumstances.

To apply for the Youth Academy Summer Camp at St Angela’s College, Sligo and for further information on all of the courses visit www.nuigalway.ie/youthacademy . Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis and students participate in one course for the duration of the camp. The closing date for applications is Friday, 27 June, and early booking is advisable.

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Author: Marketing and Communications Office, NUI Galway
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