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WIT Autumn Open Days 2018

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Location: WIT Arena, WIT West Campus, Carriganore, Waterford
Contact: Schools' booking
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For your chance to see all that Waterford Institute of Technology has to offer you, come along to one of WIT's Autumn Open Days in the WIT Arena on Friday, 23 November and Saturday, 24 November 2018.

The event focuses on undergraduate entry for September 2019 but also showcases the opportunities for postgraduate learning and research and flexible study through our School of Lifelong Learning & Education.

CAO Undergraduate

The institute has 70 CAO courses across a range of discipines including,business,engineering and architecture, sports and nursing, law, social sciences, arts and psychology, the creative & performing arts, languages, tourism and hospitality, science and computing. WIT's Autumn Open Days include presentations on all CAO courses, including new courses for 2019, as well as the opportunity to experience what it would be like to study on those courses and talk to lecturers directly. These events are mainly aimed at 6th Year Leaving Certificate students, their parents and guidance counsellors, but we also welcome 5th years and anyone considering college in September 2019.

Postgraduate opportunities

The Institute has long had an impressive portfolio of postgraduate programmes with more than 50 taught Masters and postgrad programmes to choose from. For an up-to-date listing of options, visit our postgrad programmes webpage.

Flexible learning opportunities

The institute offers over 50 flexible and part-time programmes, in addition to our Springboard portfolio. Our Lifelong Learning team will be at the Autumn Open events to discuss opportunities with anyone interested in reskilling or upskilling in a more flexible way as well as with employers who would like to discuss bespoke programme development. Find more information on our flexible portfolio or our Springboard portfolio.


School groups are advised to book using our booking form on this page. Smaller groups and individuals can come along on either day without booking.

Open Day 2018 Friday Map & Schedule

pdf Friday map & schedule download

Open Day 2018 Saturday Map & Schedule

pdf Saturday map & schedule download

Getting to the Arena

Driving: The WIT Arena is on the Institute's West Campus, Carriganore, Co. Waterford and is located off the R710. Use the map below or google directions using eircode X91 XD96.

Buses from the main campus: We have shuttle buses doing a circuit from the Main Campus on the Cork Road to the WIT Arena from 8.00am until 2.30pm. Please note that there will be a more limited service between campuses on the Saturday.

Transfer from rail and bus stations: There is both rail and buses services into Waterford city (some buses go to the Main Campus - please check Bus Eireann timetables). For open day, we will have a shuttle bus collecting from both locations as follows:

Outbound: Train Station - Bus Station - College St. Campus - Main Campus - WIT Arena

Pick-up Train Station Bus Station College St. Main Campus WIT Arena
Departing 9.45am 10.00am 10.15am 10.30am 10.45am

Inbound: WIT Arena - Main Campus - College St. Campus - Bus Station - Train Station - WIT Arena

Pick-up WIT Arena Main Campus College St. Bus Station Train Station
Departing 12.15am 12.30am 12.45am 1.00pm 1.15pm*

*shuttle service will terminate at WIT Arena


WIT Autumn Open Days 2018 location

Campus tours

WIT's Autumn Open Days take place in the WIT Arena. This two day open event is extremely busy, therefore we recommend booking a tour of the main campus at another time. Our campus tours are very popular and can be booked anytime on our tours webpage or by email Denise Breen at [email protected].

Campus tours for school groups

We can accommodate school group tours of the main campus on the day if you require them. However, please be advised that campus tours can take up a lot of time on the day. Tours take approx 40 minutes although they can be longer if there are specific areas you would like to see. Please let your Student Ambassador tour guide know your time restraints/interests at the start of the tour.

If you still wish to book a tour for your school group, you can do so by filling that section in on our event booking form on the next tab or by emailing [email protected].

Schools arriving by bus are advised to complete the tour of the main campus on their way to or from the WIT Arena. The tour start location is marked on the map below and buses should enter the main campus at the AIB Bank entrance on Browne's Road, park to the left of the button roundabout and exit at the main roundabout on Browne's Road.

Student Ambassadors will meet you at the location below. Please note it will be very obvious from the bus drop-off point - just look for a bright WIT tent.

Main campus tour location

Register your school

Please complete the form below to register your school and your students for this event.

Contact Schools' Liaison

If you have any questions about WIT's Autumn Open Days 2018 please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tel: 051 845534

Email: [email protected]