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Adult LearnersSupports


WIT offers many supports to Mature Students returning to education, both formally and informally.

Student Life & Learning co-ordinates a number of activities for registered mature students. These include: mature student induction, various workshops which include study skills and exam techniques.

  • Mature Student Summer School: This is a week-long programme run in June for adults who are considering returning to education

  • A drop-in service provides advice and support in relation to wider academic and non-academic services, such as course transfers, deferrals, counseling, medical, disability services, and chaplaincy services.

  • The Careers Office provides a number of services to mature students.

  • For information, see Student Life and Learning information on this site

Adult Learner Study Skills Guide

Adult Learner Guide

Congratulations on your decision to return to education. Learning is a lifelong pursuit and this in an important step in a journey of greater personal development and growth. You are joining the increasing numbers of adults who are re-entering education to improve their knowledge and skills for future education and employment options.

While returning to learning is exciting and rewarding, it can also be challenging. Adult students bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their studies and to become successful independent learners they require effective study skills. We hope this Adult Learner Study Skills Guide, which contains many tips on managing your learning effectively, will be of benefit to you as your pursue your course of study.

The Regional Educational Guidance Service (REGSA) aims to provide an independent, confidential and free educational and career guidance service to adults.

They offer a service which is:

  • Friendly

  • Independent

  • Confidential

  • Free of Charge

They can provide:

  • One to one guidance consultations

  • Information sessions to community groups

  • Careers and education presentations and workshops

  • Networking with community, voluntary & statutory organisations

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Informal supports (eg. course leaders, the Students’ Union, other class mates, other members of clubs and societies) often play a big role in supporting all students at WIT.

We would advise you to get as involved as possible, talk to those around you if you have any queries, ask questions of your course leader or another lecturer who you feel confortable talking to.