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Reasons for coming to Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge

Ghriangraif Fiontar

"Cutting edge!"
"Professional development!"
"Useful and stimulating!"
"New skills in interesting subjects!"
"Irish and international expertise!"
- Fiontar students’ comments on Fiontar’s courses

Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge's students recognise they have made the right choice in undertaking a degree in Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge, a school with a friendly stimulating spirit /ethos with an excellent relationship between staff and students. In the words of the students themselves, the courses are innovative and unique, in a wide range of subjects. Students have the opportunity to combine academic studies with practical work, often working with external organisations as part of individual modules or through formal INTRA work experience. Students can also spend time studying or working in the Gaeltacht or abroad. Students’ communication skills and self confidence are developed through high quality student centred teaching and group work. Students can work with the latest information and communications technologies as part of their courses. As Fiontar’s graduates have an excellent reputation among employers, especially in the Irish language sector, they are often at an advantage in the recruitment process.

As the school operates completely through Irish, and because the computer laboratories have the best language resources, students easily and quickly become comfortable with the relevant terminology and with working through the medium of Irish. With more than 15 years of Irish-medium teaching experience, Fiontar is the best place to combine / integrate the language with contemporary life. Each-full time and part-time student is personally welcomed to Fiontar. Many of Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge's graduates regularly return to Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge to share their expertise and experience with students, whether as guest lecturers, or part of the full time staff of lecturers and researchers.

Research students have excellent opportunities to work on internationally acclaimed innovative interdisciplinary reearch projects especially in the digital humanities.