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Waterford Institute of Technology

WIT is the major provider of higher education in the South East region of Ireland and one of the largest IOT's in Ireland. The Institute's range and scope reflect the changing needs of the southeast as well as the country as a whole.

About

History

Waterford Institute of Technology is one of the largest institutes of technology in Ireland. It was established as a Regional Technical College in 1970, and was the first to be awarded Institute of Technology status in 1998.

Education

The range of academic programmes is exceptionally extensive, ranging from Higher Certificate right through to post-doctoral research and covering the Humanities, Health and Nursing, Science and Informatics, Engineering and Architecture, Business and Education. 

WIT offers tuition and research programmes in various areas from Higher Certificate to Degree to PhD.

Research

Waterford Institute of Technology is committed to being a research-led Institute, recognised for its distinctive, high quality centres of research.  Our strategy is to create substantial centres of excellence for world-class research in which individual scholars and research groups are given maximum freedom to pursue their investigations.

Many of the researchers have a high profile in both the national and EU community of academics. This is shown by the fact that WIT researchers have competed successfully against University researchers for prestigious national and EU research funding (e.g. PRTLI, SFI and EU Frameworks Programme FP4, FP5, FP6 and most recently FP7). 

Career

The Careers Centre at WIT is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, clear and focused on planning for and securing productive employment

  • Critical services and advice to students on career-related resources to assist them in today’s competitive global employment market  

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Services

Student services

All full-time registered students are automatically members of the Students' Union and the Union’s main activities are to:

  • Represent your day to day interests on campus
  • Ensure your voice is heard
  • Protect your welfare needs
  • Protect your educational needs
  • Organise events
  • Be your representative on Institute committees

The Union actively seeks to prevent problems arising for students. It is both a strong lobbying and representative organisation working on behalf of the students of WIT.Your Union is only as strong as its members - so get involved from day one!

Housing services

College Fields consists of 69 Single En-suite rooms of which 3 are suitable for disabled access. These apartments are located on the Main Campus with easy access to all WIT services and facilities. 

City Campus consists of two four-storey apartment blocks comprising of 94 apartments with many of our rooms especially designed for use by disabled students. The Campus provides students with an outlet where they can socialise and interact with fellow students. Our Recreational Area is an excellent facility to meet and get to know your fellow City Campus house mates. You can relax in easy surroundings with large screen plasma TV, pool tables.

Library services

Two libraries serve Waterford Institute of Technology - the Luke Wadding Library and College Street Campus Library. During term we open 62 hours per week, and we have extended opening hours near and during exam periods. Keep an eye on our news section for up-to-date details on the library and our services.The libraries comprise over 200.000, and over 120,000 eBook titles.

ICT services

The Computer Services department is responsible for the maintenance and development of Institute IT facilities including general computing facilities for staff and students, data and phone networks, e-mail facilities and MIS systems

Some specialised computer facilities associated with certain academic departments are managed by local technicians in these departments

Medical services

The Rowe Creavin Medical practice is delighted to announce an extension of its partnership with Waterford Institute of Technology to include student medical services.

Student Life

Campus life

The Institute has developed an attractive modern university-level campus environment for staff and students at its main campus, the College Street campus, the Applied Technology campus and the new Architecture building in Waterford Treasures in the heart of the city. A large additional campus at Carriganore, just outside the city, has already had significant development and provides an asset base suitable for future development. It is a base for our research activities, particularly in the ICT area, as well as some corporate services and sports facilities. 

Sports facilities

Waterford Institute of Technology’s Sports Campus covers almost 160 acres of land that runs from the old Kilmeaden road down to the bank of the river Suir. 50 acres of the land is set aside specifically for sports facilities, which includes the following;

  • Three full sized floodlight grass pitches

  • Top class GAA approved all weather pitch (full sized GAA or two soccer pitches)

  • 2km undulating outdoor run

  • 8 first class changing facilities

  • Physiotherapy rooms

  • Team meeting rooms

  • Cricket pitch

WIT Arenahas hosted major events and conferences as well as multiple indoor sporting events such as basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball and numerous other sports.

Student Reviews

WIT, a wonderful opportunity for learning
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent university with terrific support for all students especially adult learners with a practical hands on approach to education.

W.I.T is it
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall positive experience with a friendly environment. Some rooms lack basics such as enough tables and chairs

Create and development of possibility
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hard course with great support very good campus

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