The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris will visit GMIT Mayo on Monday.

That news has been confirmed today by the President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn.

Minister Harris will be welcomed to the campus in Castlebar by Dr Flynn and the new Head of School of Health Science, Wellbeing & Society and Vice-President of the GMIT Mayo campus, Justin Kerr.

The Minister will also be interested to meet GMIT Students’ Union leaders and a small group of final year nursing students who are completing internships at nearby Mayo University Hospital.

The Minister will be given a tour of the campus and its facilities and hear future plans for the campus in the context of the proposal for the establishment of a  Technological University (TU) for the West and North-West of Ireland for which application was made in May and which is currently working its way through the legislatively prescribed assessment process before coming to the Minister for decision.

Dr Orla Flynn will also outline recent important developments that have taken place on campus in the past year, especially relating to the newly established academic School of Health Science, Wellbeing and Society.

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