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Mature Student Taster Day 2017

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Mature Student Taster Day 2017
Location: Room F01, WIT Main Campus

WIT is offering adults considering third level education the chance to sample college life on Wednesday, 12 April 2017.

A limited number of spaces are available and the event is free of charge for adults interested in one of WIT’s 70 CAO courses which start at two-year level 6 Higher Certs and are available full-time and part-time.

Study options include:

Undergraduate study

Postgraduate study

Part-time study

Adult Guidance Service

REGSA: The aim of REGSA is to provide an independent, confidential and free educational and career guidance service to adults.

Topics that will be covered over the duration of the day include:

  • Introduction to SLL Services: Mature Student Support Network, Disability Services, Clubs and Socs, eLearning Support Unit, WIT Library etc 
  • An overview of the CAO and other application procedures
  • An overview of academic skills Academic: Including Essay Writing, Study Skills, Time Management
  • Present mature students present their experiences and answers questions on the reality of student life in WIT. 
  • An opportunity to meet with School members from: School of Humanities, School  of Business, School of Science and Computing, School of Health Sciences, School of Engineering
  • Tour of Mains Campus including the main points of interest.
  • A discussion on the financial assistance available to mature students attending WIT. 
  • Q & A Session for attendees with Student Leaders and the Access Service.

The Mature Student Taster Day is run by the Student Life & Learning Department (SLL) at Waterford Institute of Technology. SLL assists mature students to identify and overcome the obstacles to their learning, and will find the most appropriate method of study for each student.

WIT has been running sessions similar to this for more than 20 years. The programme is tailored to adults aged 22 and over who are considering a return to full-time study to improve their career prospects, upgrade or formalise their existing skills and increase their knowledge to gain qualifications after a period outside of formal education or regular employment.

The taster day will include lectures, information sessions and activities. Experienced staff and current mature students will be present to offer support and contribute throughout the day. Information will be available relating to application procedures for college, financial support, programmes of study and student support information. This affords participants the opportunity to meet with other mature students and learn from their experiences and to learn about the real issues facing mature students in college.

There are a number of supports available to mature students. these include:

  • The Mature Student Society
  • and a network that has also been established for students who are parents.

So if you are thinking about returning to education and would like more information on the Mature Student Taster Day please contact us on 051-845513 or e-mail [email protected].

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