On 23rd November 2021, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, formally approved the incorporation of St. Angela’s College into the Institute of Technology Sligo, and subsequently to become one of nine campuses of the new Atlantic Technological University designated in April 2022. Both institutions are now working together to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible and that no one will be at a disadvantage, most of all our students. 

As a current student of St. Angela’s College, you have begun an course that is governed and awarded by NUI Galway and this will not change. We will honour the qualification you have undertaken so rest assured when the times comes, you will graduate with an NUI Galway qualification.  Furthermore you will have ongoing access to the James Hardiman Library at NUI Galway.

The good news is, once we become a part of IT Sligo, it means that you will have access to the many excellent facilities and services there too. Our College Management Team and staff are actively collaborating and streamlining current support services to ensure that the student experience will be greatly enhanced because of this incorporation. 

Changes to our accreditation (from NUI Galway to Technological University) will only apply to students who join us from September 2022 which means that new students will register as TU students for the duration of their studies, again having access to the facilities and services of both Sligo campuses.

Many of the services and supports already offered by St. Angela’s College will be greatly enhanced with colleagues from IT Sligo:
  • Student Support Services
  • Academic Writing Centre
  • Access Office
  • International Office
  • Pastoral Care Service
  • Student Counselling
  • Yeats Library
With the addition of:
  • Student Medical and Health Services
  • Career Service
  • Enhanced Online Learning
  • Sports Facilities (inc. fully equipped gym, football pitches and running track)

And Students’ Unions on both campuses are already working together as they envisage stronger representation for all students going forward.

This really is a wonderful opportunity for our College community, Sligo Town and the region as a whole as it will attract students both nationally and internationally, developing a diverse-rich learning experience for all. Outside of Dublin, the Atlantic TU will be the largest multi-campus university with over 20,000 students so to be a part of this exciting transition is something we value and welcome.

Watch this space for further developments with IT Sligo, together making Sligo a University Town for all to enjoy.