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IBAT College’s Fredrick Street campus re-opens after nearly 600 days of teaching online

“The challenges we faced were met with a can-do attitude and this sustained us over the extended period of closure,” says Joe Gorey, Principal at IBAT College.
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IBAT College Dublin, Ireland’s leading enterprise-focused third level institution, has celebrated the reopening of its Fredrick Street campus after almost 600 days of online classes.

Following the Government announcement that new students could be recruited, IBAT arranged a day of fun, with well-deserved gifts and refreshments for the students and teaching staff to welcome them back on campus.

“The challenges we faced were met with a can-do attitude and this sustained us over the extended period of closure,” says Joe Gorey, Principal at IBAT College.

“So, it was with great enthusiasm we reopened our campus on the 26th and celebrated accordingly!

“We welcomed over 100 new students in the first two weeks alongside our 230 existing ones and over the coming months we expect our numbers to rise by sixty every week with a number of Brazilian and Mexican students joining us.”

IBAT will recruit over 40 new teachers and staff to meet this growth in student numbers.

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Elsewhere, IBAT invited agents to tour the campus and launched its new interactive curriculum based on report inspections from the Accreditation and Co-ordination of English Language Services (ACELS), feedback collected from students and teachers’ surveys, and the academic team’s view on how to upgrade and update the teaching and learning experience.

The new programme blends the interactivity and cutting-edge aspects of online tools with the experience of traditional lessons. It also includes authentic learning materials, exit exam preparation and dedicated time for revision and testing of contents seen each week.

“We are delighted to be back on campus and working face-to-face with our team,” says Suzanne Roberts, Director of Studies at IBAT.

“It’s great to see the classrooms alive with interaction once again and the smiling faces of our students and staff.”

Established in 2004, IBAT College Dublin offers undergraduate, postgraduate, English language courses and professional education within a state-of-the-art learning environment across a range of subject areas including business, accounting, ICT and management.

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