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Adult LearnersTaster Day for Mature Students

Taster Day for Mature Students

Waterford Institute of Technology is offering adults considering a return to education the chance to sample college life at the Institute. This year’s programme will be delivered on Wednesday, 8 April 2020.

Is this event right for me now?

This event is free of charge and is open to anyone aged 23 or over who is interested in getting a taste of college life. It is particularly aimed at people who:

  • Are interested in returning to college or would like to see what college is all about

  • Have little or no previous experience of third level education

  • Are unemployed

  • May be an early school leaver

  • Have had previous family commitments which may have prevented them continuing in education

  • No qualifications are necessary to attend this taster day

A limited number of places are available on the Mature Student Taster Day each year. However preference is given to applicants who do not have prior experience of higher education.

Email: [email protected] with any queries.

Register your interest:

This taster day will include lectures, information sessions and activities. Experienced staff and current mature students will be on hand to offer support and contribute throughout the day. There will be information relating to application procedures for college, financial support, programmes of study and student support information. 

The Taster Day offers students a taste of college life and what it's like to study again and many of our students have used the school as a stepping stone to further study.


Further study options include:

Undergraduate study

Postgraduate study

Part-time study

Adult Guidance Service

WAEGS: The aim of Waterford Adult Educational Guidance Service is to provide an independent, confidential and free educational and career
guidance service to adults.

Although mature students can face obstacles, especially if re-entering the system after a prolonged absence from formal education, many students who study at the Institute have shown that these can be overcome.

Mature students have a wealth of knowledge and experience with which they make a valuable contribution.