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22nd March 2017 Liberal Arts Students visit Marsh Library and Richmond Barracks

On Wednesday 22nd March, Liberal Arts Level 5 students, accompanied by their tutor Ollie Hanna, travelled to Dublin to visit the Marsh Library. The students learned about the history of the Library and were given the opportunity to view map records as well as bullet holes left in the books during the 1916 Easter Rising.

Following the Marsh Library visit, the students were given a tour of Richmond Barracks and Goldenbridge Cemetery. The students discussed the contribution of women during the 1916 Easter Rising and gained an insight into everyday life during this time.

The overall aim of the Liberal Arts (pre University Arts) course is to offer students the opportunity to study a range of modules and equip them with the skills necessary to progress onto an Arts degree at University (e.g. assignment writing, deadline keeping, making presentations, essay writing, referencing, plagiarism).

For example, successful learners may progress from Liberal Arts Level 5 through the Higher Education Links Scheme to:
• DKIT – BA (Hons) Digital Humanities
• St Pat’s, Drumcondra – BA (Hons) Arts and Humanities
• UCD – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Level 8
• NUI Maynooth – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Level 8

In the previous three academic years 90% of students successfully graduating from the Liberal Arts course at Monaghan Institute have progressed onto Higher Level Education. Click here for further information on the Liberal Arts course.