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  • The institute is returning to an on campus academic delivery for 2021/2022. Students can therefore expect traditional onsite lectures and learning activities this academic year. Timetables will be available for continuing students from Wednesday, 1 September. First year students will be sent information about their timetable with their StartWIT email. This will be sent to the email used in your CAO application.

    The return to on campus activity will require students to attend the college as per their timetable.

    As learning has returned to a classroom experience, it is no longer possible to also deliver classes in online modes.

    The institute actively supports the governments vaccination programme and strongly encourages all our students to get vaccinated as a means of protecting themselves and each other. We also require our community to practise preventative hygiene routines such as hand-washing, sanitising and wearing face coverings to help prevent the occurance and spread of Covid-19. All students are required to adhere to the Covid-19 charter (please see tab three of this webpage).

  • Registration for continuing students will be open from Wednesday, 1 September 2021. Details are on the registration page of the WIT website.

    First year students will be sent information about registration with their StartWIT email. This will be sent to the email used in your CAO application.

  • StartWIT Orientation for incoming first year students will be a blended approach which will take place virtually from 15, 16 and 17 September (via the Zoom platform) and on campus (20 and 21 September). First year students will be sent information about orientation with their StartWIT email. This will be sent to the email used in your CAO application.

    RestartWIT Orientation for second years (and external advanced entry students) will take place on campus on 6 & 7 September, ahead of the first day of lectures on Wednesday, 8 September.

    Information can be found on the orientation section of the WIT website.

  • Timetables for continuning students for semester 1 will be available once registration has opened. This is likely to be Wednesday, 1 September.

    First year students will be sent information about their timetable with their StartWIT email. This will be sent to the email used in your CAO application.

  • The first day of lectures for continuing students is Wednesday, 8 September and prior to that there will be orientation for second year students (and external advanced entry students), many of whom may not have had the opportunity to be on campus during the last academic year. 

    The first day of lectures for first year students is Wednesday, 22 September with orientation happening in advance of that date. First year students will be sent confirmation about their start date with their StartWIT email. This will be sent to the email used in your CAO application.

  • The Accommodation Booking and Support Office will share information to allow you to make well informed choices about off-campus accommodation as WIT Novus campus accommodation is full for 2021.

    Email: [email protected] Tel: 051-306100 / 087-2904612

    Off-campus accommodation

    WIT Novus, which runs WIT’s student accommodation, has set up the website witstudentpad.ie to help connect students with people advertising spare rooms. Please register on this website to receive notifications of vacancies that match your requirements.

    It may also be possible to find accommodation through other property websites such as Daft.ie.

    Campus accommodation

    There is currently a waiting list for WIT Novus campus accommodation.

    On-campus accommodation cancellation and refunds

    Please cancel as soon as you know you will not be taking a place. All cancellations should be made online using the online cancellation form. Refunds (if applicable) will be processed every Friday.

    Waiting list updates

    The later than usual Leaving Cert results and CAO offers this year will have a knock-on effect on our campus accommodation waiting list and cancellations. Continuing students on the waiting list for accommodation may have to wait until after the CAO Round 1 offers come out to find out if they will be offered a room. However, CAO Round 1 offers are out just one day before continuing students resume lectures on 8, September 2021. Therefore, we ask for your patience at this time.

    On-campus Covid-19 monitoring

    Measures are in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and Lead Worker Representatives (LWRs) have been appointed to monitor these.

    A detailed case management plan is in place which outlines the actions to be taken in the event of an individual becoming ill and suspected of Covid-19 while staying in campus accommodation.

    The plan includes the response structure, designated response team, isolation rooms, PPE, medical response, transport from campus, online food delivery and contact tracing.

  • The Luke Wadding Library on the main campus is currently open from 9.15am-5.00pm Monday to Friday. Pre-booking through the library site is currently required but a further update on this and opening hours will issue before semester 1 commences.

    The College Street Campus branch library will re-open on Wednesday, 8 September.

    The Digital Study Hub, located in the atrium of the main building on the main campus will re-open on Monday, 13 September. Further details to issue in advance.

    Digital resources continue to be available to all our users online.

    For full updates and more information, please visit library.wit.ie or contact us at [email protected].

  • All canteens will be open for business.

  • WIT broadly intends to continue to secure work placements for students in 2021/2022. Students are advised to contact their placement co-ordinator or course leader to confirm details.

  • Face coverings are mandatory within the Institute as follows: 

    • In all indoor public spaces and teaching spaces within the Institute. 

    •  In busy outdoor spaces where a lot of people gather.

    • If you need to visit an office within the Institute e.g., student attending staff office, staff member attending another staff office etc. Staff members attending to the visitor to their office should wear face coverings also for the duration of the visit. This applies regardless of any social distancing measures or Perspex screening that may be in place. 

    • Using public transport for Institute activities such as field trips.

    • Students who cannot wear a face covering for medical reasons or as a result of a disability will be required to provide medical evidence outlining same to their Head of Department.

  • The national vaccination programme has been hugely successful and tranformational in terms of us living with Covid-19.  90 per cent of the population over 18 will be fully vaccinated when we return on campus. For those students not yet vaccinated, we encourage you strongly to avail of the government's programme.

    Vaccination information can be found on the HSE website.

    Vaccinations Alert for all Nursing students

    • As health care students, vaccinations are advocated not only in the interest of the individual student, but also as a protection to health service users and workers, some of whom may have medical vulnerabilities. Getting vaccinated helps to protect people (for example clinical colleagues and patients) when they come into contact with students, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from certain viruses.

    • Access to educational opportunities in some healthcare settings may not be granted to healthcare students if they are not and will not agree to vaccination that is not otherwise contraindicated. In many instances it may not be possible for the Higher Educational Institutions to provide alternative training/educational opportunities to replace this access. As placements are a critical component of nursing and midwifery programmes and are regulated Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland requirements, this in turn may delay progression through and potential completion of a nursing or educational programme at Waterford Institute of Technology.

    Please see the HSEs COVID19 vaccination programme for full details.

  • There are many supports available to students with disabilities in WIT. To avail of supports students are invited to register with the Disability Office and participate in a needs assessment.

    A needs assessment involves meeting the Disability Officer and discussing your disability along with the demands of your chosen programme of study. Post entry disability supports, known as ‘reasonable accommodations’ are then agreed.

    To access disability supports, evidence of disability is required. Evidence of disability is assessed by professionals in our institution who have expertise and an in-depth knowledge of disability and reasonable accommodations. 

    How to apply for Supports from the Disability Office

    Please email the Disability Office at [email protected] and arrange an appointment to carry out an individual needs assessment.

    For more information about the Disability Office please visit the Disability section of the website.
     

  • The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support to fulltime or part-time students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending college. 

    The Student Assistance Fund is available to help with costs such as books, class materials, mandatory course expenses, rent, heating and lighting bills, food, essential travel, medical costs and in the case of student parents, childcare costs may be included. The fund does not include tuition fees, registration fees, repeat fees, student loans, store loans.  This is not an exhaustive list.

    To apply for SAF

    Student Assistance Fund applications for full time students can be found here www.wit.ie/saf. Student Assistance Fund applications for part time students can be found on the part-time webpages.

    Applications for SAF 2021/2022 will open in October 2021 at a date yet to be confirmed.

    About the Student Assistance Fund

    The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills (DES). The SAF is allocated to higher education institutions (HEIs).

    In general, the SAF has a dual focus and is designed to support students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds with ongoing needs for financial support AND provide emergency financial assistance for other students.

    Please note that students requiring financial assistance to help with tuition fees, repeat learner fees or registration fees cannot be considered under the Student Assistance Fund.

    See www.studentfinance.ie for more information 
     

  • It is envisaged that Sports & Societies will commence this year in line with guidelines from Student Sport Ireland and the various National Governing Bodies.

  • Rowe Creavin Medical Practice: 051 370057 and 051 302873

    Institute Nurse, Elma Clancy: 051 302863 and 051 845671

    Health and Safety Office, Brenda MacMahon: 051 845537

    Human Resources: 051 302050 or [email protected]

    Students' Union: 051 374744

    COVID-19 helpline (freephone): 1800 700 700

    HSE: Covid website
     

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