GMIT to Host Free Leaving Cert Online History Review Sessions

Dr Yvonne McDermott, Dr Fiona White and Department Head Dr Deirdre Garvey photographed a GMIT Mayo award ceremony in recent years.

Lecturers in History and Geography courses at the GMIT Mayo Campus are offering a series of free online Leaving Certificate History Review sessions early next month.

Dr Yvonne McDermott will lead a session on Friday April 1 from 2-4pm entitled “The United States and the World (1945-1999)” while Dr Fiona White will lead a session on “Politics and Society in Northern Ireland “. (1949-1993)’ on Friday April 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The American topic is covered in many schools and the Northern Ireland topic will be a compulsory question in the papers section of the LC subject.

Dr White and Dr McDermott are both lecturers in history to the BA (Hons) in History and Geography which is delivered in the Department of Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, part of the new School of Science at Health, Welfare and Society from GMIT.

“This is a great opportunity for students to revisit key topics they have studied over the past two years. These sessions will help you structure your review and provide guidance on approaching exam questions,” says Dr. McDermott. “Aspects of American subjects that will be covered include Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, in addition to the Cold War.”

Dr White said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to continue to deliver our Leaving Certificate history review sessions, especially to this group of students whose schooling has been so disrupted over the past two years. The review course will include a chronological examination of politics and society in Northern Ireland from 1949 to 1993, from the Anti-Partition League to the Downing Street Declaration in 1993. Key concepts, key figures and Potential exam questions will also be reviewed.

A free place on this online course can be reserved by emailing [email protected] Students can book for one or both afternoon sessions.

For more information on the BA (Hons) in History and Geography, see: or please contact Dr Fiona White, email [email protected] and/or telephone 094 904 3216.

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