Give college a ‘Try’ events announced at Waterford Institute of Technology
Having run a successful Try Business workshop in December and Try Nursing two-day event over the autumn mid-term break, WIT is to run three more Try events for January and February 2019.
They are: Try Engineering Technology (January 23), Try Sport (February 22) and Try Music (February 28).
The Try events are part of WIT’s initiatives 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.
As well as Try events, students can also choose common entry courses.
These initiatives have been recognised by the institute’s 7th place ranking in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 published last November. WIT was placed as the top institute of technology in the annual ranking and in 7th place overall among 21 higher education institutes, up from 12th place the previous year.
Try Engineering Technology
Try Engineering Technology runs the week ahead of the traditional CAO deadline of February 1. It is run by one of three departments in the School of Engineering – the Department of Engineering Technology.
Students will participate in hands on practical labs encompassing all four engineering areas in the department: electrical, electronic, manufacturing and mechanical engineering. Electronic and electrical engineering are two of the options on the institute’s engineering common entry level 8 honours degree.
This event is primarily aimed at 5th and 6th year Leaving Certificate students, however, transition year students are also welcome to attend.
Try Sport is aimed at all second level and PLC students interested in pursuing a career in sport and pursuing a selection of courses offered by the Department of Sport and Exercise Science. The day, at the WIT Arena, will feature interactive sessions in strength and conditioning, biomechanics, nutrition, and sport.
The Try Music Student Experience is aimed at students wishing to pursue the BA (Hons) in Music programme at WIT. This is the fourth year of the popular event and students from secondary schools and colleges of further education are invited to experience life as a music student in WIT for one day. As students interested in music will know, the course is on the restricted list meaning it must be on CAO lists for February 1.