TUS LEARNING GATE AT ENTERPRISE CENTRE
Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre is one of 11 Connected Hubs facilities in the Midlands known as TUS
‘Learning Gates’ which allow part-time students to live and study within their own communities in
partnership with Technological University of the Shannon
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Further
and Higher Education, Simon Harris TD launched the new initiative that will allow TUS third level part
-time flexible students who are learning online through the Faculty of Continuing, Professional,
Online and Distance Learning to complete college courses in their local remote working hub.
The pilot initiative is targeted at adult learners and will see students carry out course work and
attend classes in a group setting at a Connected Hubs facility.
The following programmes will take place exclusively in the 11 Connected Hubs and newly
designated Learning Gates commencing in September 23:
This collaboration between Connected Hubs and Technological University of the Shannon will bring
third-level education to communities all over Ireland through the National Hub Network, allowing
adult learners to learn in a group setting locally alongside their peers. Speaking at the launch in Athlone, Minister Humphreys said:
“‘Learning in the Hubs’ is the latest in a range of exciting new initiatives that we are rolling out as
part of our bold ambition to make remote working a reality I believe that by giving our students that choice to do a course in their local hub, we will breathe new life into towns and villages and change the way education is delivered for the better.”
Manager of Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre Lyn Donnelly said: “We are delighted to be able to bring
the opportunity of these fantastic courses to the wider Ballinasloe community, we already have had a
great response particularly from our Pulse Club Members. It really is about making our local
community aware of the many opportunities available to them on their own doorstep."
For Further details about the courses contact Declan Doran, Business Development , TUS – 086
0748499 Declan.Doran@Tus.ie Or Lyn in Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre on 0909646516 or
ConnectedHubs.ie provides a vehicle for individual hubs to come together under a shared identity to
maximise the economic opportunity of remote working and is represented locally through The Study
Centre and Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, with the New Ballinasloe Enterprise Hub on Society Street
to come on stream in Q1 2024.
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