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SETU Waterford offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

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SETU Waterford offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

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International

The Office for International Relations co-ordinates the admission, administration and support for international students throughout the course of their studies at SETU Waterford.

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SETU Waterfordis recognised as the leading research performer in the institute of technology sector with research activities that are internationally benchmarked, strategic, and economically relevant. Find out about the amazing multi disciplinary research under way

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Q. How do I submit an FOI request?

A.  An FOI request must:

be in writing (either by letter or in the case of personal requests, e-mail)
state that the information is being requested under the FOI Act
be addressed to the Freedom of Information Officer, WIT

Forms: Request forms are available from the office or printable forms can be downloaded here.

Information: If you require assistance or guidance in writing a request you can contact:

Ms. Corina Power
Acting FOI Officer
Room 2.53 Tourism & Leisure Building
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 051 306157 Email: [email protected]

Q. What information is available?

A.  Any official information or personal information held by public bodies can be sought under the Act.

Q. Can anyone get access to my personal records?

A.  No, you are the only person who can access your personal records.

Q. Can anyone ask for reasons for acts taken by WIT?

A.  A person who is affected by an act of SETU Waterford and has a material interest in a matter affected by the act may request reasons for that act. This is a different type of request than the regular request for records. It is a Section 10 request.

An FOI request must be in writing.  It can be by letter or in the case of personal requests, e-mail.

According to Section 12(1), a request should:

  • State that you seek this information under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

  • Contain sufficient particulars in relation to the information concerned to enable the record to be identified. Please ensure to detail your particulars (i.e. Name, Address, Contact Details (e.g. telephone number and/or e-mail address)) as this information is required for subsequent correspondence that will follow. 

  • Specify the manner or form in which you wish to gain access (the different forms of access are outlined in Section 17 of the Act).

Assistance to Persons with a Disability

The FOI Officer is available to provide assistance to persons with a disability to exercise their rights under the FOI Act 2014 (e.g. accepting or a request from requesters who are unavailable to read, print and/or write due to their disability, enabling requester to inspect or have records explain to him or her).

The Institute is required under sections 15 and 16 of the FOI Act, to publish two reference guides.

  • The section 15 guide describes the functions, structure and services provided and the categories of records held by the Institute.

  • The section 16 guide contains the policies, procedures and guidelines used by the University in decision-making along with the rights, benefits, obligations and penalties imposed by the Institute in carrying out its functions and the methods by which these are administered.

Section 15 Reference Document

This reference manual is designed to facilitate access to official information held by the Institute, by illustrating its structures, functions, details of services provided and how they may be availed of, information on the types of records held and how to make a request to the Institute under the Freedom of Information Act, 1997.

Section 15 Manual pdf

Section 16 Reference Document

This reference manual contains details of the "rules, procedures, practices, guidelines and interpretations used by the Institute and an index of any precedents kept by the body, for the purposes of decisions, determinations or recommendations, under or for the purposes of any enactment or scheme, administered by the body with respect to rights, privileges, benefits, obligations, penalties, or other sanctions to which members of the public are or may be entitled..."

Section 16 Manual pdf