09 Aug 2022

Waterford Institute of Technology open days 'will help students make the right choice'

Waterford Institute of Technology open days 'will help students make the right choice'

Waterford Institute of Technology open days an opportunity to explore new common entry courses

Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) introduction of a number of common entry courses has eased the transition to third level for full-time undergraduate students who started WIT this September.

WIT’s schools open day takes place on Friday, November 23, at the end of College Awareness Week. WIT’s general open day takes place on Saturday, November 24, and  is an ideal opportunity for students, teachers and parents to ask about common entry options.

Read more: ‘Waterford is the best city in Ireland for students’

The open days take place at the WIT Arena from 9am-2pm, where stands will be located in the main event space, allowing visitors to move around easily. Full details of talks and information available are on the WIT website.

WIT’s range of common entry programmes are designed with the student in mind and give students who know what discipline they are suited to that extra bit of time to choose the right specialism for them.

WIT’s registrar and vice president Dr Derek O’Byrne says that students now have an unprecedented level of choice. “Helping students making the right choice for them is something we care strongly about at WIT. We have introduced a range of common entry courses to give students the time to choose what they would like to specialise in while they are in college.

“WIT now has common entry courses in Business, Engineering, Health Science, Exercise Science, Humanities, Computing and Science, and feedback so far has been positive,” Dr O’Byrne continues.

WIT has undergone a major transformation as it strives to meet third level students’ need for time and space to decide on the career path for them, combined with a modern set of courses that meet the requirements of employers in Ireland and abroad.

Changes afoot have been recognised by the institute’s seventh place ranking in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published on November 4, 2018. WIT was placed as the top institute of technology in the annual ranking and in seventh place overall among 21 higher education institutes, up from 12th place the previous year.

The range of 70 CAO courses contains many standalone and specialist courses. View WIT's 70 CAO undergraduate programmes

From December, WIT will have 100 new graduate stories which can be browsed online and appear under Stories on individual course pages.

The CAO opened on November 5, with February 1 as the main deadline for applying to the CAO. Apart from some restricted courses applicants can change their mind up to July 1 for a September 2019 start.

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