PR, news and stories

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PR, news and stories

There are a myriad of good news stories happening within WIT all the time and we can assist you to get that story to a broader audience.

Upcoming events

To add an upcoming event to http://www.wit.ie/events fill out http://www.wit.ie/submitevent.


Web story 

To submit a story for publication on http://www.wit.ie/news fill out the form below.


PR and media coverage

To submit a request for media coverage/ PR support fill out the form below.

What is the turnaround for press releases and web news stories?

As some stories can take an hour and others days, the earlier we receive information on an upcoming announcement, the earlier we can have everything scheduled.

Can I use an external agency?

If you have budget and follow proper procurement procedures you are welcome to use an external PR agency. Please let the Communications & PR Executive know timings and give adequate time for sign off of the final material.

Do I need to book a photographer?

Yes, it's your responsibility to book a photographer. 

  • Contact Educational Services for photos that can be used with web stories, photo galleries, and local press, for example.
  • Or contact Elaine Larkin, PR Executive if you require (and have budget for) a photographer that issues photographs directly to national media.

I have a poster. Can I use that?

Posters are great in the real world and don't work well for for website events, news stories, press releases or social media. In addition to your poster type everything up into sentences and send that along with an image using the form at http://www.wit.ie/sendstory

I'd like to learn how to write material in the right style, can you help me?

Visit the writing style guide section

Writing tip: writing for the web

Writing tip: bullet points

I have been approached by a journalist for a story, what should I do?

Dealing with journalists

I'd like media training and to be added to the media-trained experts list. How do I do that?

Email Elaine Larkin, Communications & PR Executive [email protected]

I have been published on a news website or in a publication and would like you to add it to the website, what do I do?

Write a few lines about this and send it to us using the send story form. In it provide the link to the publication or story - if a journalist wrote the story you must request permission to re-publish in full or upload a PDF. If you cannot get this we can run a few lines about the coverage and a link to the story. You also require permission to re-use any imagery.

We publish student and graduate stories at http://www.wit.ie/studentstories. These also appear on the 'Stories' tab on course pages.

Graduates can write their stories in their own words using http://www.wit.ie/graduatestory.

Students who have achieved an award/bursary can fill out details at http://www.wit.ie/studentachievement and we can add this into the news story you have compiled about it or as part of a press release to regional papers.

PR, stories and content

PR (incoming media queries and issuing of press releases) and content (stories, news, events on the website and social media) is handled by:

Elaine Larkin, Communications & PR Executive
Tel: 051 845577 / 087-7105148
Email: [email protected]