09 Aug 2022

‘Waterford is the best city in Ireland for students’

Waterford is the best city in Ireland for students, according to a local man.

Speaking at a careers night in Rockwell College, County Tipperary, Waterford Institute of Technology marketing and outreach officer John Power explained why the “vibrant city” draws students from across Ireland and abroad.

“WIT has upwards of about 9,000 students who are a big part of the community. Waterford has that small city, safe environment feel to it and students really take to that,” John told Waterford Live.

John said Waterford student accommodation is plentiful and more affordable than others cities across the country.

“You can live on campus for around €90 a week and off campus can be cheaper, depending on what you are looking for. Waterford students are lucky in the sense that they don’t suffer some of the difficulties that other students face across the country”.

John highlighted the attractive range of courses on offer at WIT, emphasising the “small campus feel” that the college is renowned for. “We pride ourselves on our class sizes of 30 to 40 students max, which is a big difference in the learning experience for students. They are not afraid to put up their hands and ask questions. Lecturers also know them by name, which is really important because that’s what they are used to at second level and we are replicating that at third level, along with giving them the qualifications they need for the future”.

John added that the social side of college life in Waterford compliments the whole experience at WIT. “The entertainment side of the city is fantastic, and WIT Students’ Union organsie lots of events for students in the evening and encourage them to get involved in their clubs and societies.”

WIT's Autumn Open Days take place at the WIT Arena on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November. The event focuses on undergraduate entry for September 2019 and will also showcase the opportunities for postgraduate learning, research and flexible study through WIT’s School of Lifelong Learning and Education.

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