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Olivia MacDonald is on the Way to Washington D.C.

As America prepares for crucial mid-term elections, Olivia MacDonald from New Ross, a second year BA (Hons) in Accounting student at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) was chosen from over 400 to join a class of 30 student participants representing Northern Ireland and Ireland in Washington, DC, this summer as ...

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Major research into legacy following large sporting events

Dr Niamh Murphy, from the Centre for Health Behaviour Research at Waterford Institute of Technology, along with Prof Adrian Bauman from Sydney University, have investigated the legacy left behind after nations host large sporting events. In spite of the rhetoric, there is little evidence that major Games have helped to ...

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TSSG provides Waterford with a new spin-out company

Miguel Ponce de Leon, a researcher and inventor at WIT’s Telecommunication Software & Systems Group (TSSG), is bringing a new “click to talk” technology to the marketplace. The new spin-out company Kodacall, which is be based in Waterford, allows people to easily connect by voice on the web in a ...

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Five out of Six Third Level Students Progress from First to Second Year

HEA Study Finds Improved Progression Rates in Science and Computing but Concern at Construction Courses Females More Likely to Progress than Males A major study by the Higher Education Authority has found that 84% of full-time first year undergraduate new entrants in 2010/11 in Irish higher education institutions progressed to ...

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Inaugural BAM Contractors Quantity Surveying Awards

Jim Martin Commercial Director with BAM Contractors recently presented BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying students Kelly Byrne from Dublin and Ian Crowley from Waterford with the BAM Contractors Award.  The award recognises outstanding achievements of the two outstanding students for their final year dissertations. Presenting the awards Jim Martin commented ...

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Fuelling the Entrepreneurial FIERE

The FIERE (Furthering Innovative Regions of Europe) Project actively supports the concept that within regional economies public organisations, societies, clubs and not-for-profit organisations could be more entrepreneurial and innovative in the way they organise their entities and deliver services to their clients. Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a key ...

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Industry and IoT collaboration will have economic dividend

Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI), in partnership with Ibec, today launched a new R&D and innovation strategy and set out 33 examples of how their work with industry and other external partners is generating growth and jobs, and making a major contribution to economic recovery. Speaking at the launch event ...

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Postgrad study: BOI cuts interest rates for postgrad student loans

Bank of Ireland cuts interest rates for postgraduate student loans to just 5.5% (5.6% APR) – Bank of Ireland Bank of Ireland has recently announced that it is cutting interest rates by almost half on postgraduate student loans to just 5.5% (5.6% APR). The move comes as students have finished ...

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Get in Shape this Summer

It’s that time of year. The sun is shining, we’re getting out the summer clothes and feeling a little uncomfortable about our bodies after a long winter of comfort eating and sitting by the fire. Fear not, help is at hand to get you in shape and feeling better about ...

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WIT Staff get active for May

It’s get active month at WIT and staff are really embracing the challenge, clocking up over 1,000 kilometers in the first week alone. The healthy drive is all part of the Sports Council Challenge which is a workplace initiative run each May, aiming to get employees active for 30 minutes ...

WIT student wins his first professional cycling title

WIT student, Sam Bennett, has won his first professional cycling title at Pro-Continental level with his new team NetApp-Endura. Bennett won the 29th Clásica de Almería in a decisive sprint to the finish line on Sunday, 2nd March.  Sam is currently taking a break from his BA (Hons) in Exercise ...

Magnificent WIT Fitzgibbon Cup kings again

WIT 0-17 CIT 0-12 Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) secured their ninth Fitzgibbon Cup, and first since 2008, with victory over Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Belfast on Saturday. Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn, President of WIT, said, “We are thrilled by the victory over the weekend. It’s a fantastic achievement ...

WIT Ladies Soccer Team Crowned All Ireland College Champions

WIT’s ladies soccer team were crowned All Ireland College Champions, following their comprehensive 3-0 victory over Letterkenny IT in the Third Level College’s League Final on 25 February. The match was held in adverse weather conditions at Salthill Devon FC's magnificent grounds in County Galway. The victory is the culmination ...

WIT qualify for Fitzgibbon semi-final

Fulltime score: WIT 1-21   DIT 1-14 Eight-time winners WIT advance to the semi-finals of the Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup, meeting Limerick IT next week. The Institute required extra-time to see off DIT in the thrilling quarter-final in Coolock but it was Waterford star Pauric Mahony who proved the difference ...

Research

TSSG provides Waterford with a new spin-out company

Miguel Ponce de Leon, a researcher and inventor at WIT’s Telecommunication Software & Systems Group (TSSG), is bringing a new “click to talk” technology to the marketplace. The new spin-out company Kodacall, which is be based in Waterford, allows people to easily connect by voice on the web in a ...

Fuelling the Entrepreneurial FIERE

The FIERE (Furthering Innovative Regions of Europe) Project actively supports the concept that within regional economies public organisations, societies, clubs and not-for-profit organisations could be more entrepreneurial and innovative in the way they organise their entities and deliver services to their clients. Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a key ...

Industry and IoT collaboration will have economic dividend

Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI), in partnership with Ibec, today launched a new R&D and innovation strategy and set out 33 examples of how their work with industry and other external partners is generating growth and jobs, and making a major contribution to economic recovery. Speaking at the launch event ...

Researchers awarded €1.2 million under Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund

Enterprise Ireland recently awarded almost €1.2 million to Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) through its Commercialisation Fund which aims to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy. The funding was awarded to three WIT projects to develop commercially relevant innovations. According to Prof Willie Donnelly, Head of Research and Innovation ...

Safer Cycling for all involved

It has been several years in the making but finally, through the Go Dungarvan project, an alternative solution to safe cycling at roundabouts has been ...

International

Representatives from TAR University College in Malaysia visit WIT

On Wednesday, 14th May, two senior staff members from TAR University College’s study aboard unit came to visit Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) following an agreement which was signed between the two institutions in Malaysia in December 2012. Dr. Oh Pou San, Director for the Centre of Continuing & Professional...

International student ambassadors promoting Waterford and Ireland abroad

Four international students from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) recently received certificates of achievement for promoting Ireland as a study abroad destination at a ceremony attended by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Ruairi Quinn. The Education in Ireland International Student Ambassador Awards Ceremony celebrated...

Brazilian Ambassador celebrates Carnaval with Brazilian Students at WIT

The newly appointed Brazilian Ambassador HE Alfonso José Sena Cardosa received a very warm welcome from staff and students at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) when he visited the main campus last Wednesday. The Ambassador’s visit coincided with WIT’s ‘Brazilian Day’, a celebration of Brazilian culture on campus. Following a...

WIT’s China Office Meets GAA GPA All Star in Shanghai

The 2013 GAA/GPA Hurling All Stars arrived in Shanghai on Saturday, November 30th, 2013.  This proved to be a momentous occasion for Shanghai GAA, as it was the very first time that the GAA All Stars Tour had visited China. The main feature of the weekend was an exhibition match...

WIT Strengthens Links with Chinese Partners

Over a five day period in November, a delegation from WIT, led by Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn, President, visited 9 third level institutions and government agencies, in six separate provinces across China. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen existing relationships with partner universities, such as Nanjing University of Information...

Upcoming Events

WIT Summer Camps

Date: July & August 2014 Location: Waterford Institute of Technology The ever popular WIT Summer Camps will run in July

CAO Offers Drop-in

Date: 18 - 20 August, 2014 Time: 11am - 3pm daily Location: Main Campus, WIT, Waterford Welcome to WIT...we can't wait

IFCO European Conference

Date: 26 - 29 August, 2014 Location: Waterford Institute of Technology Main Campus To book: www.conference.ifco.info The International Foster Care

Maths Entry Exam

Date: Friday, 29 August Location: WIT Main Campus Time Paper 1: 9.30am - 12.00pm Time: Paper 2: 2.00pm - 4.30pm Waterford

Schools’ Open Day

Date: Tues, 9 December 2014 Time: 10am - 2pm Location: WIT Main Campus For your chance to see all that

Adult Learner Evening

Date: Tues, 24 February 2015 Time: 6-7.30pm Location: The Atrium,  WIT Main Campus, Cork Road, Waterford. Are you an adult

CAO Applicant Evening

Date: Tues, 14 April 2015 Time: 6 - 8pm Location: WIT Main Campus Whether you've applied for a course through the