The genesis of LIT was the Limerick School of Ornamental Art set up in 1852 when the Athenaeum Society started a School of Arts and Fine Crafts in Limerick.
LIT offers courses at Level 6 (certificate) through to Level 10 (PhD) whilst also catering for craft apprentices and adult and continuing education.
LIT has a distinctive approach to Teaching and Learning known as the Active Learning philosophy. Whatever discipline area is offered the core methodology is active and practical; lab work, studio work, case studies, field visits, group assignments and more.
This approach to teaching and learning is embedded in assessment strategies and campus development so that the learning environment reflects the identity of LIT. It is also underpinned by staff developments, e.g. workshops and an online repository of active learning strategies.
LIT focuses on research excellence with impact on industrial leadership and societal challenges through innovative, applied research in partnership with indigenous and international industrial partners, which is focused on existing and emerging areas of expertise within LIT.
Research within LIT occurs through 14 dedicated centres and groups encompassing a wide variety of disciplines from Fine Art and Design, to Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Interactive Systems, Energy Management, and Sustainable Development.
The research centres and groups all have a focus on developing niche areas of expertise to attract international researchers.
The Institute operates a Careers and Appointments Service which assists students in the key skills required when entering the jobs market such as CV Preparation, Interview Techniques, Preparing for Assessment Centres, Understanding Transferable Skills etc. along with one-to-one Careers & Further Study Advice.
Arrangements are also made for the major firms to interview students in the Institute. The graduates of Limerick Institute of Technology are recognised by Industry, both Regionally and Nationally, as having a high level of Technical and Commercial expertise which is very much in demand, giving the student multiple career opportunities.
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The mission of the LIT International Office is to promote an International outlook among LIT’s staff and students. We do this by:
The Accommodation Office offers its service on a referral basis, whereby students receive a screened list of housing, from which the required housing is selected at the discretion of the students involved. The Accommodation Office has no further dealings with the students, unless they have problems with a particular landlord.
The Library at LIT serves the teaching, learning and research needs of the Institute.
The Computer Services Department (CSD) is responsible for the provision of information and communications technology in the Institute.
Student Health at LIT consists of a Nurses and Doctors Service.
The Institute has five campuses and a learning centre across Limerick city, Tipperary and Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park, with two city centre campuses in Clare Street and Georges Quay in Limerick city. LIT in Tipperary is based in two campuses -Thurles and Clonmel. The LIT Ennis Learning Centre is based in the museum in Ennis town centre.
LIT has an impressive range of sports facilities for students, including three full size pitches and an all-weather playing pitch, as well as a fitness centre and indoor sports hall. While development of sports facilities is on-going at the Tipperary campuses in Thurles and Clonmel, students have access to a wide range of sports facilities in both towns.
For first year students in particular, joining a club or society is a great way to make new friends and meet people with similar interests and helps to make the transition from school to college easier. Involvement in a club or society also helps you to develop other valuable skills alongside your academic skills, such as leadership skills through committee involvement, experience in event management and much more. College will introduce you to many new adventures and activities that you may not have attempted previously, whether that’s kite-surfing, rock climbing or insanity training!
I really enjoyed my time in L.I.T I was given great support and enjoyed the smaller classes.
I began my studies at Limerick Institute of Technology when I was 19. I can say nothing but good things as I had small class sizes which meant that lecturers were always happy to give their time, advice and help guide me towards achieving my full potential. I made lots of friends in this college and I never had any bad experiences. I think it would be a good choice for...