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The deadline for the ‘Change-of-Mind’ CAD installation is 5:00 PM, July 1st. Over 60% of CAO candidates use this facility each year, and with the deadline fast approaching, ATU Donegal encourages prospective students to consider ATU Donegal in their CAO choices.

Peadar Mogan, a final year BSc (Hons) graduate student in Sports and Exercise, is a student who explored his options in Dublin, only to return home to study an Honors degree at ATU Donegal. Before joining ATU Donegal, Peadar began his studies at the University of Dublin. During this time he struggled to find a balance as he was playing for the Donegal Under-20s and return travel commitments between Dublin and Donegal were not conducive to the best student experience.

After his first year in Dublin, Peadar felt totally stressed and he decided to change his mind and chose to study closer to home at ATU Donegal. While researching his study program options at ATU Donegal, Peadar spoke to academic staff at the university about course content and spoke with ATU Donegal students about their on-campus student experience .

Peadar joined ATU Donegal as a freshman in the BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise program in 2018, Pedar commented, “I loved the learning experience at ATU Donegal, the hands-on teaching labs equipped me with the academic knowledge and workplace skills to be job ready after I got my diploma. Being able to study back home in Donegal has given me so many opportunities. Opportunities that I don’t think I would have had if I had stayed in Dublin. When I chose to study at home at ATU Donegal, I was able to focus on my academic and sporting ambitions, and received an incredible on-campus support to excel in both areas.

During Peadar’s first year at ATU Donegal he was the captain of the Donegal U20 team, he now plays for the Donegal Senior team. Similarly, in college football, Peadar enjoyed great sporting success and in 2019 ATU Donegal (formerly LYIT) won the Trench Cup and reached the semi-finals of the Sigerson Cup the following year.

Commenting on his sporting achievements to date, Peadar said: “ Don’t overlook what you might think of as a small university when considering competition and success in sports. ATU Donegal places a strong emphasis on sport and the spirit of competition. During my time as a student, sports teams have gone from strength to strength, and I can only see it continuing to grow. The athletic staff fosters a great community among players, with fun being at the center of their philosophy and, very importantly, they are successful when it comes to balancing college training with other training commitments, alongside the game. academic as well. I loved representing ATU Donegal on the pitch and really enjoyed my time studying at ATU Donegal.

If you would like to follow in Peadar’s footsteps and are looking for advice or information on your CAD Level 8 and Level 6/7 program options at ATU Donegal, before the CAD Change of Mind deadline, contact the ATU Donegal Schools Engagement Team by telephone on (074) 9186104 or by email on [email protected]

Peadar’s passion for sport motivated his choice to study at ATU Donegal was last modified: June 28, 2022 by Rachel McLaughlin

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