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The Institute has developed a blended model for academic delivery 2020/21 (semester 1 and 2) which places the welfare of our students, staff and communities at the forefront of our thinking.

  1. All lectures and tutorials will be delivered online for the academic year 2020/21. Online delivery will include live-streaming of lectures and other forms of remote learning platforms appropriate to individual modules or programmes.

  2. Learning activity such as laboratories, workshops, studio based activities or those that require special equipment will occur on-campus but be subject to appropriate social distancing and PPE based on the physical layout of the learning spaces.

  3. Your level of on-campus and online activity will vary depending on your programme.

  4. Where prevailing public policy and the prevalence of Covid-19 change, return to on-campus delivery of lectures, tutorial and practical classes may be facilitated on a phased basis. Live streaming or online delivery will continue in all cases in tandem with any further physical return to campus to ensure continued flexibility and choice for learners.

We appreciate the difficulty that students and your families have in planning for college during a changing situation dictated by public health considerations. We advise that you be as flexible as possible in your planning particularly regarding accommodation, travel and general study arrangements for 2020/21. Our campus accommodation would like to assure students who have booked WIT accommodation and have a change of mind before signing a contract that their deposits will be refunded on request.

In the meantime, we will continue to provide you with more details as we have them. For instance, updated timetables are being worked on by our timetabling unit and we will provide those to you as soon as they are available which is likely to be mid-September. Our library, shop and restaurants will all be open, albeit in a more restricted manner. Orientation will take place for first years but in a different way than previous years and we are working on a phased return to campus learning once national restrictions ease. All these and many more details are being worked out and we will update you once we have a more definite information to give you.

We are moving to a blended learning model for 2020/21 which means that your programme will be a mix of online and on-campus learning. The mix is dependent on your programme of study but as a guideline labs and studios will be delivered on campus with activities like lectures and tutorials online.

We have put together a timetable guide which we hope will give you a good indication of your online/on-campus requirements and you can find those on our website. We expect draft timetables to publish at 5pm today and you can find these here once they are available.

 Guide to first year course delivery 2020

Please find below some answers to frequently asked questions about the forthcoming academic year. Students are asked to note that this is a very dynamic situation dictated by public health considerations. Therefore, please continue to monitor our website for information.

The key date for both existing and new students is that classes will start on Monday, 28 September, with the 12-week semester running straight through to Friday, 18 December.

View the academic calendar here

Main CAO dates

Leaving Cert results: Monday 7 September
Round 1 offers: Friday, 11 September at 2pm
Round 1 accepts: Wednesday, 16 September at 3pm
Register online: Friday, 18 September
Orientation: Monday 21 to 25 September
Classes start: Monday, 28 September

StartWIT (registration and orientation)

There are 2 steps to StartWIT:

  1. Step 1: Online registration - opens Friday 18 September

  2. Step 2: Orientation will take place online over five days from Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September 2020. 

Final dates for each department will be published in due course. Students will receive their information about which day(s) and time(s) they are due to attend in their StartWIT email, which will be issued mid-September once you have accepted your chosen WIT course for 2020/2021 

pdf Covid-19 Operational Charter for Students